Those who have visited Naza Auto Mall or Naza Italia might have seen it before, but for everyone else, you’re looking at a Maserati MC12, one of only 50 units to be sold to customers worldwide. Yes, this is a super-rare machine that’s highly collectible. It was pre-sold for 600,000 euros a unit from 2004-2005, and is worth much more now.
The road-going MC12 was created to homologate a racing variant that went on to compete in the FIA GT Championship, marking Maserati’s return to racing after a long absence of 37 years. That explains the MC12′s race car appearance, although Maserati used the Enzo Ferrari as foundation.
The MC12′s rear-mid mounted engine is a 6.0 litre V12 related to the Enzo’s heart. It makes 630 PS and 652 Nm of torque, chanelled to the rear wheels via a six-speed semi-auto gearbox with flappy paddles. 0-100 km/h is done in 3.8 seconds while top speed is 330 km/h. Interested? Here’s one we found on sale.
Like the Renault Sport Spider we showed you yesterday, sometimes car launches can yield more than just the launch car!