Maserati reveals the MCXtrema, a 720bhp derestricted track-only supercar
MC20 gets a new aero-spec body and fresh turbos to create the ultimate track day toy
Formerly known as Project24, the MCXtrema does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s the most extreme thing that Maserati could come up with using the bones of the MC20, and the 62 examples that are set to be built can only be used on track.
You can see why with just one look at that bodywork, can’t you? There are narrow lights up front and an aggressive front end, while out back it’s all about the wing and fin. We love how different the MCXtrema looks to the road-going MC20.
It should drive pretty differently too. Not least because the 3.0-litre Nettuno V6 now has new turbos, a new intake and a different exhaust system for a total of 730bhp.
All that power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox and limited slip diff, and the MCXtrema only weighs around 1,300kg thanks to a liberal use of carbon fibre and the fact that there’s only one seat as standard in the race-spec cockpit.
Looks like there should be more downforce than in the GT2 race car too, while those turbofan wheels help to cool the brakes. The wing is manually adjustable in case you fancy even more downforce for certain circuits, and the four-way manually adjustable dampers can be messed about with too.
So, what else do we know? Well, each of the 62 cars will be completely unique in its spec, although Maserati hasn’t said how much each customer is paying for the pleasure. It did let slip that it’s somewhere in the seven-figure region though. Yikes. Not that it matters too much, because of course they’re all sold out already…
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