Maserati MC12-01

Remember the Maserati MC12? The 2004 limited edition homologation special may have a successor, according to Autocar. The UK magazine spoke to FCA chief technology officer and ex-Maserati boss Harald Wester, who confirmed that the company “could do a limited edition, but not yet”.

The MC12 was a rebodied Ferrari Enzo that was pre-sold for 600,000 euros a unit from 2004-2005. Only 50 units were sold to customers, and it’s surely worth more now than what it went for 12 years ago. 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 37 years.

The Maser’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. At least one lives in Malaysia, and you can check it out here.

Maserati MC12-04

The reports points out that Maserati’s Modena plant currently makes the Alfa Romeo 4C, and before this, the limited-edition Alfa 8C Competizione. Wester said that as Maserati has only 1100 staff, it’s agile and flexible enough to take on such a project.

Even so, that’s far from the priority at the Italian company. The Trident’s star car is now the Levante SUV, with minor updates for the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans planned for later this year.

Next up will be a new GranTurismo. “The GranTurismo will go when it is 10 years old,” Wester said. It surfaced in 2007, which means the new car is due next year. The project is at the design phase now. It “will not be to the same formula” for reasons of “accelerating technology,” the German said without elaborating. The future of the cabriolet version is in doubt because there is no demand for it in China, Wester implied.

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