The price of rare cars can reach dizzying levels, including low mileage classic racing models that are very rare. Currently, Maserati offers the highly sought-after MC12 Versione Corse, which is designed exclusively for racing and can be purchased directly from Maserati.
The MC12 Corse is in excellent condition, has traveled just over 200 kilometers, and is otherwise the result of customer requests. In the development of this car, Maserati used the chassis of Ferrari's Enzo model as the basis for the road-going MC12, while the MC12 GT1 was prepared for racing.
Unlike the road model, whose V12 engine developed 621 hp, the GT1 delivered 744 hp. In fact, the MC12 GT1 was the only racing car to use the same engine from Ferrari's Enzo model and with great success. This engine is also found in the MC12 Versione Corsa model, which is intended only for the track.
The example in the photos is one of only 12 that were produced. It weighs only 1,133 kg and is painted blue like most of the produced examples. The interior is also in blue and is focused on better times on the track instead of comfort.
It features fixed carbon seats, MF racing steering wheel, five-point seat belts, and is covered in Alcantara.
The Versione Corse was based on the MC12 road car
Originally, none of the 12 examples of the MC12 Versione Corsa were road legal, but three were later modified to be roadworthy.
Of the remaining nine, three were driven on the track, so there are six more examples in the world that could have low mileage. ‘We let the customers keep their cars, not like our friends at Ferrari,’ says Maserati motorsport sales and marketing manager Roberto Bozzi, who worked on the Versione Corse programme in 2006.
‘We leave them free to use it how they want, to keep it in their garage, or in their living room...’ Unlike the Ferrari Enzo FXX which had a similar purpose, the MC12 Versione Corse was not used for development but was produced only for the owner to enjoy.