Only 62 customers will stand a chance to own the Maserati Project24 (codename).
Maserati has debuted today a new firebreathing track-only 'super sports' version of its MC20 supercar, codenamed the Project24, in renderings. Maserati will commission just 62 units of this track car; however, the project completion timeline and information on customer deliveries are yet to be revealed.
In essence, the Project24 is powered by the same in-house 3.0-litre turbo V6 Nettuno engine as the MC20. But thanks to a pair of new turbos, the power output has been bumped up from the MC20's 621bhp to 730bhp. The track-only Project24 also gets a new six-speed sequential gearbox with a racing clutch and limited-slip, self-locking mechanical differential. The road car comes with an eight-speed DCT.
To aid its performance on the track, the Project24 has been fitted with Brembo CCMR (carbon-ceramic) ventilated racing brakes, double-wishbone suspension with a semi-virtual steering axis, adjustable racing dampers, and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars. The track car sits on bespoke 18-inch forged aluminium centre-lock wheels wrapped with slick tyres.
Designed by Centro Stile Maserati, the Project24 also features all-new, bespoke carbon-fibre bodywork with some hardcore aerodynamics. The road car's headlights have been replaced by an FIA-approved rain light and blade-style front LED lights. The hood features a massive vent for more effective airflow, and the front splitter, along with the rear wing, is fully adjustable for further aero tuning.
The track car treatment continues inside as well. The road-going MC20's plush interior has been stripped to add an FIA-homologated FT3 120-litre fuel tank, a fire extinguisher, and a roll cage. Other racing bits include a six-point racing harness (seat belt), an adjustable racing pedal box and a steering column, a carbon fibre steering wheel with a built-in display, adjustable racing ABS & traction control, and some optional goodies. Funnily, air-conditioning has been retained!
As Project24 is still under development, Maserati aims to keep the final track car's weight below 1,250kgs, which is a good 250+ kilograms less than the weight of the road car.
Expect more information to follow in the coming weeks.