Maserati showcases the superb competition version of its MC20

Front view of the Maserati MC20 Project24, with a much more aggressive look than a street car, it was built to race

There may not be one reason, but several. High-performance sports cars, including supercars and supercars, are back in a place they may not have occupied in the attention of users and consumers in the industry for several years.

One of the reasons can be given: In the face of a larger supply of cars popping up around the world, differentiating on the basis of power, design, speed and price is a way to tell the difference between one and the other. Who is able to make a car that has about 1000 hp of power, exceeds 300 km / h and has an attractive designMore than selling this product, what it sells is prestige. And since prestige is not bought but built, the path of manufacturing cars with these characteristics is a way to achieve this.

The trend of attracting the attention of young people towards the legendary brands started some time ago.  Ferrari 296 GTB launched in Fornite before on the street
The trend of attracting the attention of young people towards the legendary brands started some time ago. Ferrari 296 GTB launched in Fornite before on the street

Another reason, odd enough, It is the young audience, the consumer of the future. Many manufacturers quickly understood this. Therefore, from digital platforms, social networks or console games, they began to promote absolutely amazing sports cars, thanks to which they caught the attention of this end user. It’s no coincidence that Ferrari introduced its 296GB in Fornite before it did in real life, or that cars like the McLaren P1 are one of the most searched supercars on TikTok.

Finally, there are the new electric sports cars, which, thanks to their technology, can reach powers More than 1500 hp Such as Batista from Pininfarina or the Rimac refrigeratorto name just two cars that break the mold.

Curiously enough, this “move” toward cars with great technical performance has contributed to the return of a variety of brands that were not popular until recently to sports car racing.

The top view of Project24 shows completely different aerodynamic handling than a normal car
The top view of Project24 shows completely different aerodynamic handling than a normal car

Maserati is one such brand that will meet GT racing in the near future. I will do it with Developed exclusively for the racing version of the latest MC20which they called Project 24.

The development maintains the essence of the street model that has been shown David Beckham as ambassador from 2021. In this case it is a file MC20 Fuoriserie Editionthe most distinguished of the versions, although they have little in common other than similar denominations.

The Aerodynamic adjustments They are the most striking, with large ducts, both at the entrance and exit in the front, with a front splitter with a large surface area and A high downforce rear spoiler complements the diffuser behind the rear wheelsensuring plenty of overall downforce, balanced between the two trains.

A high downforce rear spoiler complements the diffuser behind the rear wheels
A high downforce rear spoiler complements the diffuser behind the rear wheels

The car is made entirely of carbon fibre To reduce your weight even less than GT class regulationsin order to be able to ballast as needed and thus improve weight distribution.

On the other hand, the engine is still 3.0 liter V6 Nettuno and 621 hp from MC20although adding two turbocharger that allows you to investigate 730 hp. The transmission is a sequential square of 6 gears and rear traction.

Maserati’s Project24 will only be seen on racetracks, and there will be no street versionAnd the It will be manufactured in limited quantities, without indicating how many units it will be. This data as well as the manufacturing start date and price will be revealed later this year.

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