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Maserati Project24 3

Maserati Project24 worth the weight

Riley Riley

Maserati’s Project24 is a lighter, more powerful, track-targeted version of the MC20 supercar.

A state-of-the-art V6 Nettuno engine adds a set of new turbochargers that boost power output to from 463 to 552kW.

It also gets a new six-speed sequential race gearbox instead of the MC20’s eight-speed dual-clutch tranny.

A mechanical limited-slip diff replaces the electronic one.

There’s also adjustable suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and tyres tuned for racing, along with FIA-approved safety features.

Designed with weight reduction in mind, the target weight of the new Project24 (the codename at this stage) was less than 1250kg — that’s 250kg less than the donor vehicle.

Designed by Centro Stile Maserati, the Project24 has a completely new look and body made from carbon-fibre body with some components made of natural fibres.

This time, Maserati design pushes the boundaries to the limits, free of the constraints usually seen in a race car.

The result is something never seen before, combining beauty with genuine sporty capabilities, ensuring it will become an instant collector’s item.

Highlights include F1 inspired aerodynamics and new ultra thin, trident-shaped LED tail lights and high-mounted tail pipes.

Inside there’s a six-point race harness and race seat, carbon-fibre steering wheel and adjustable pedal box.

The passenger seat is optional.

With race style centre-lock rims and slicks, options include on-board telemetry and in-car cameras and air jacks for quick tyre changes.

Maserati says Project24 is the emblem of exclusivity and will offer a unique range of services, including track-specific experiences and state-of-the-art support, exclusively for owners.

Just 60 examples of the car will be offered.

 

Technical features 

Vehicle

  • Two-seater non-road-homologated car
  • Maserati Centro Stile design
  • Width/Height: 2020 x 1220 mm
  • Dry weight: less than 1250kg

 

FIA compliance

  • FIA-homologated FT3 120L fuel tank
  • FIA-spec fire extinguisher
  • FIA-homologated safety roll cage

 

Engine

  • Maserati Nettuno engine
  • V6 90 degree twin turbo
  • 3000 cc
  • 552kW
  • Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) Twin Spark with TJI double combustion control
  • Dry sump

 

Drivetrain

  • RWD 6-speed sequential racing gearbox with paddle shifters
  • Racing clutch and limited-slip self-locking mechanical differential

 

Body

  • All-new carbon-fibre bodywork with specific components in natural fibres
  • High-performance aerodynamics
  • Multi-adjustable front and rear wing
  • High downforce
  • Front LED lights
  • FIA-approved rain light
  • Lexan front and side windows

 

Chassis

  • Ultra-light carbon fibre central monocoque
  • 3/4 on-board air jacks

 

Brakes

  • Racing callipers
  • Brembo CCMR ventilated racing brakes
  • Bespoke brake cooling

 

Wheels

  • Bespoke forged 18 inch aluminium rims
  • Centre lock system fittings
  • Slick tyres

 

Suspension

  • Double-wishbone with semi-virtual steering axis
  • Adjustable racing dampers
  • Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars

 

Interior

  • Racing seats (passenger seat optional)
  • Adjustable racing pedal box
  • Adjustable steering column
  • 6-point racing safety belt
  • Multi-functional carbon-fibre steering wheel
  • Steering wheel with built-in display
  • Rear-view camera display (optional)
  • Telemetry recording (optional)
  • In-car camera for video recording (optional)
  • Dash and data acquisition system
  • Driving performance optimisation display (optional)
  • Air conditioning
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (optional)
  • Adjustable racing ABS and traction control

 

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