The Maserati Project24 debuts in renders to preview an upcoming track-only version of the MC20. The company will only make 62 of them. It will not yet offer details on pricing or when deliveries will begin.
The Project24 equips the Nettuno 3.0-liter V6 with a pair of new turbos that push engine output to 740 horsepower (552 kilowatts) instead of the 621 hp (463 kW) compared to the road-going MC20. The track-only model gets a six-speed sequential gearbox with a mechanical limited-slip self-locking differential, compared to the existing car’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
To move around the track, the Project24 has adjustable shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. It has Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. The car rolls on 18-inch center-lock forged wheels.
Centro Stile Maserati overhauls the styling of the MC20 to make it more capable on the track. At the front, the headlights of the road version have disappeared. A massive vent in the hood helps direct air to the body. The front splitter and rear wing are adjustable to fine-tune aerodynamics on the trail.
The rear has a huge wing. Maserati moves the exhaust pipes to a higher position on the rear bumper so the diffuser can be taller.
Maserati expects the Project24 to weigh less than 2,756 pounds (1,250 kilograms). For comparison, the road car weighs 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms).
Since this is a track-only vehicle, Maserati removes the interior of the MC20 to create the Project24. The cab has an FIA-compliant roll bar and fire extinguisher. A six-point harness restrains the driver, and that person grabs a carbon fiber multifunction steering wheel. There is adjustable racing ABS and traction control.
Maserati offers several optional upgrades for the Project24. Buyers will be able to add a passenger seat, rear view camera, telemetry recording, dash cam, driving performance optimization display and tire pressure monitoring system.
Project24 buyers will have access to track events with support from Maserati. These meetings will be exclusively reserved for customers of this limited edition model.
For an MC20 discussion, check out this episode of ride on cars: