Maserati Returns to GT2 Racing with a Heavily Modified MC20

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Maserati Returns to GT2 Racing with Modified MC20Maserati
  • Maserati is returning to grand tourer racing with the GT2, a modified version of the MC20 supercar.

  • The same twin-turbocharged V-6 sits behind the race driver, but it'll likely make more than the road-legal car's 621 hp.

  • The GT2-spec MC20 features adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars as well as a huge rear wing to go with plenty of carbon fiber.

Maserati will enter the GT2 European Series with a track-ready version of its MC20 supercar. The automaker today revealed the first images of the race car, simply dubbed GT2; a full reveal will take place in June at the 24 Hours of Spa.

The GT2 class, confusingly, slots between the GT4 and GT3 cars in terms of performance, and other homologated GT2 cars include versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT, KTM X-Bow, and Brabham BT63.

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The GT2-spec MC20 will share the Nettuno twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with the road-going version. In the production MC20, the engine pumps out 621 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, but Maserati says the race car takes it "to a higher level."

Maserati also highlights the carbon-fiber central monocoque and lightweight, full-composite bodywork, which has quick-release panels in case they need replacing mid-race.

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The MC20's suspension has also been revised for GT2 competition, with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and rear. The GT2 receives electric power steering and a six-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox, while the extreme aerodynamic package includes dive planes on the front bumper and a gigantic rear wing. Inside, the carbon-fiber dashboard has an integrated 10-inch display but is otherwise fairly bare bones.

The arrival of the MC20-based GT2 continues Maserati's return to motorsports, which started with the brand's entry into Formula E this year. So far, the Maserati Formula E team has scored three points and suffered four retirements over the first five rounds.

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