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Maserati Project24 Returns In New Images, There Won’t Be Two Cars Alike

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The MC20 isn’t a true successor to the MC12, but like the Ferrari Enzo-based supercar of the mid-2000s, it too gets a track-only derivative. Announced in mid-July, Project24 is now back in fresh images, though again just renderings and not actual photos of the car. However, we see Maserati’s flagship with a wildly aerodynamic body with butterfly doors facing the sky.

The aerial view shows the illuminated center fin extending from the roof hatch to the rear wing. We’re told no two cars will be alike, as all 62 units planned for production will be truly unique. Owners will configure their cars through the Fuoriserie customization program, and Maserati says the Project24 will be the most customized car yet. Not homologated for public roads, the hardcore machine is currently known by its internal codename, but should be given a proper name at a later date. It remains to be seen whether it will receive the ‘Versione Corse’ suffix as the track-only MC12.

Not having to comply with emissions regulations, the meaner derivative uses an improved Nettuno engine configuration. The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 now develops 740 hp. or nearly 120 hp. more than the street legal model. While there’s no word on torque yet, it’s likely up from the 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) available in the stock MC20.

With a dry weight of less than 1,250 kilograms (2,756 pounds), it is also much lighter than a road car. Gone is the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, as it’s been replaced by a six-speed sequential racing gearbox with paddle shifters. The monocoque and body are made of carbon fiber as part of the diet, which also includes Lexan front and side windows. The 120 liter fuel tank, fire extinguisher, rain light and roll cage are FIA ​​homologated.

Other changes over the standard MC20 include 18-inch center-lock forged wheels with slick tires and Brembo carbon-ceramic ventilated brakes with racing calipers and improved cooling. The passenger seat will be an option in Project24, as will the in-car camera and tire pressure monitoring system. For an extra charge, Maserati will add a rearview camera and a “driving optimization display.”

Pricing details have yet to be revealed, but it will certainly cost more than the $215,995 road car.

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