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Old 11-14-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Maserati considering a street-legal version GT3 RS

If there is one car company that has been untouched by the global financial downturn, that company could be no other than Maserati. Due to the quick pace at which it has been opening versions of its two major models, the Quattroporte and the GranTurismo, Maserati now possesses the largest ever series of cars.

The GranTurismo has been here for one and a half years now, and the now been with us a year and a half, and the popular S version, which corrects the diminutive but troublesome glitches of the standard car, has recently gone on sale in the UK. But if the S isnít extreme enough for you, the latest MC Corse model could be excitement you are looking for.

It maintains the 4.7-litre V8 from the GranTurismo S, although slightly adjusted so that power increases from 433 to 444bhp and torque from 362 to 376lb ft. That may not seem much, but the big news is that the carís weight has dropped from more than two tons to less than 1400kg, the direct result of which is highly improved performance.

The vehicle is presently designed for the track and is equipped with an FIA-approved chassis, roll-cage and fuel tank. It has a brake system with discs of 380mm at the front and 313mm at the rear, but it does not have ABS, while the price of all that weight reduction is a tremendously stripped-out inside and Lexan windows instead of glass. Maseratiís one-make range as well as GT3 and GT4 racing are all well within the MCís reach.

However, contingent on the sales of GranTurismo and GranTurismo S, the MC Corse could well become a street-going Ďhaloí version that forces the Maser towards the province of the supercar. It would, however, gain some weight with the addition of ABS, airbags and a lesser Spartan interior to compete with competitors such as Porscheís GT3 RS. A better power-improvement could go with the changes to handle the extra weight.

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Old 11-14-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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I normally hate Maserati's, but I have to say: That's pretty filthy looking. I like.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #8
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