Maserati MC12 Corse for sale: Own a Legend

What happens when you think of the Maserati brand name? You think of the Quattroporte, Ghibli, Gran Turismo, and now, their newest sports car: the MC20. There’s more to that name than you might think. Maserati in motorsport have a rare rep, but when they have appeared in the past, they have seen great success. Enter “Bird Cage.”

Back in the 1960s, Maserati developed their Tipo 60/61 race car with the help of Caroll Shelby (yes, that Shelby), who did some early test driving. With that, and the automaker’s intricate tubular frame that inspired the nickname Birdcage, the Maserati was equipped in the 1960s to enter the 24 hours of Le Mans – and maintain an average time of just over 4 minutes ahead of the Ferrari. Unfortunately, starter problems and heavy rain would have proved too much for an open wheel race car, but it redeemed itself with the incredible result of winning the Nürburgring Six Hours (then the Nürburgring 1000 km).

Maserati MC12 Corse for sale
Maserati MC12 Corse for sale
Maserati MC12 Corse for sale

Fast forward to 2004, and Maserati returns to motorsport in a sensational race car, which became a scandal when it was unveiled. Due to the debate surrounding the rules for homologation, the MC12 Corse is not only renowned as a rule-breaker but also a legend, as no other vehicle has been able to achieve what it did in its day. With 755 horsepower and 546 pound-feet of torque, the MC12 Corse can go from 0-60 mph in under 2.9 seconds.

No other vehicle has been able to win the 24-hour Spa on vehicle debut as the MC12 did in 2005, then again in 2006, and again in 2008. The awards don’t stop there; The MC12 GT1 won five consecutive GT titles in the endurance racing category and in 2010 won the inaugural FIA GT1 World Championship.

Maserati MC12 Corse for sale
Maserati MC12 Corse

As far as its origins are concerned, the vehicle was developed with Ferrari Formula 1 technicians conducting four to five consecutive days of testing every 15 days. This proved to be the only application of the Ferrari Enzo V12 engine in the racing world, as Enzo had never seen anything outside the FXX program. With its unique combination of racing victories, technical achievements and a limited production of just 12 units, the Maserati MC12 Corse is undeniably a commemorative collection of Italian automotive history.

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On sale now is an excellent example of the MC12 Corse. After only 129 miles total, this MC12 Corse for sale is basically just showing the delivery distance as it hasn’t been ridden by the owner. Only 12 examples of the Maserati MC12 Corse exist worldwide and at least three of them are confirmed to have been converted for road use. Of the remaining nine original factory cars, three have been recorded as being used by their owners.

This means that at most, six of the MC12 Corse on the planet can have a distance as low as this MC12 Corse. currently for sale. If that’s the case, then this could be the most original and unused MC12 Corse on the planet, but that’s unconfirmed.

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