Maserati surprised many car enthusiasts when they revealed that they are currently developing a Hypercar model for racing based on the MC20, called Project24 and this model will be produced in only 62 units. The special Hypercar is a spiritual successor to the racing version of the Enzo-based Maserati MC12, celebrating the rich racing heritage of the Trident brand.

Maserati has released three official sketches to preview its upcoming supercar. The body panels are made from carbon fiber combined with some natural fiber components to cut weight. The car has lines inherited from the MC20 such as the roof and everything else seems to be designed separately. Even Project24’s windows are custom designed as they are made of Lexan for weight saving purposes.

Recently, designers from Centro Stile Maserati created a racing car with a cool appearance and some impressive highlights such as thin LED lights on the bumper, Formula 1 racing-style splitter, and slits. large on the bonnet, the side door sills are widened. In addition, the brand also equipped the car with racing mirrors and a larger rear wing connected to a vertical wing to increase the vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency.

The rear of the car also has LED taillights inspired by the trident symbol, high-mounted dual exhaust pipes and a diffuser typical of high-performance racing cars. Maserati says the front and rear spoiler system is “multi-adjustable”, creating high levels of downforce. The car is equipped with 18-inch center-lock forged aluminum wheels with a special aero disc designed specifically for Project24 and the car is also equipped with slick tires specifically for racing.

Project24 has an anti-roll frame designed to meet FIA standards, a fire extinguisher and a special fuel tank. The model will also feature a carbon fiber multi-function steering wheel with integrated display, driver’s racing seat with six-point seat belt, gearshift paddles, adjustable pedal box, adjustable steering column, air conditioning, data acquisition system, and switches to adjust ABS and traction control. Optional features include a passenger seat, a display with driving performance optimization information, a rear view camera display, an in-car camera and optional tire pressure monitoring.

The Project24 currently shares its lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis with the MC20 but is enhanced with a series of track-focused upgrades. Maserati Nettuno 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 engine, producing 730 horsepower instead of the MC20’s 621 horsepower. Higher power combined with low weight is pegged at 1,250 kg and has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.69 kg/1 horsepower.

Power is transmitted to the rear axle via a six-speed sequential transmission, with a racing clutch and limited-slip differential inspired by other race cars. The double wishbone suspension is specially tuned for the track with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars. The Hypercar is also equipped with Brembo CCMR ventilated brakes with racing brake calipers and a brake cooling system made specifically for the version.

Maserati did not reveal the price for Project24, however with the appeal of this model, 62 units will definitely be sold out soon. Owners of the track-only Hypercar will be able to enjoy a range of services including support and track-specific experiences found in other similar programs from rival automakers.

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