Maserati is on the brink of unveiling a distinctive track car, derived from the MC20 supercar.
Formerly known as Project24, the upcoming track car was officially confirmed by Maserati as the MCXtrema on Tuesday.
It’s scheduled to make its first appearance on August 18th at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, a high-profile event of the Monterey Car Week, slated to take place from August 11-20 this year.
Only 62 units of this model will be produced, with all assembly slots already taken.
Maserati’s Fuoriserie customization division will be in charge of the manufacturing process, which could possibly produce more limited-edition vehicles and bespoke one-offs in the future. The MCXtrema serves as a perfect showcase of Fuoriserie’s capabilities.
The MC20 has already given birth to a GT2 race car, but the MCXtrema is a unique creature altogether. The car wasn’t designed to comply with any racing regulations, liberating its designers from any constraints during its development. The outcome is nothing short of an exceptionally radical design.
Beneath the custom carbon-fiber body lies the identical Dallara-engineered carbon tub used in the MC20, further enhanced with an FIA-approved roll cage. The engine, a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbo, is also borrowed from the MC20 but has its performance boosted to 730 hp, a noticeable increase from the MC20’s 621 hp, thanks to new turbochargers, as mentioned by Maserati.
The car comes with a variety of other features, including a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters, adjustable aerodynamics, adjustable suspension, lightweight Lexan windows, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch center-lock forged wheels.
While Maserati hasn’t released full specifications yet, there have been hints of a dry weight less than 2,755 pounds.
The automaker is planning to provide a comprehensive program centered around the MCXtrema. This will include driver training sessions, track experiences, and logistical support, mirroring similar programs provided by Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Maserati MCXtrema
What is the Maserati MCXtrema?
The Maserati MCXtrema is a unique track car, derived from the MC20 supercar. It showcases an exceptionally radical design and is not designed to comply with any particular racing regulations.
When and where will the MCXtrema make its debut?
The MCXtrema is set to debut on August 18 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, a premier event of the Monterey Car Week taking place from August 11-20.
How many units of the Maserati MCXtrema will be produced?
Only 62 units of the Maserati MCXtrema will be produced.
Who is handling the production of the MCXtrema?
Maserati’s Fuoriserie customization division is handling the production of the MCXtrema.
What are some of the features of the Maserati MCXtrema?
The MCXtrema comes with a 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters, adjustable aerodynamics, adjustable suspension, lightweight Lexan windows, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch center-lock forged wheels. Its engine is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbo borrowed from the MC20, with its performance boosted to 730 hp.
What additional services will Maserati offer with the MCXtrema?
Maserati plans to provide a comprehensive program centered around the MCXtrema, which will include driver training sessions, track experiences, and logistical support.
More about Maserati MCXtrema
- Maserati’s Official Website
- The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Official Website
- Monterey Car Week Official Website
- Maserati MC20 Information
- Dallara Official Website
- FIA Official Website