Ferrari Enzo Drag Racing Maserati MC12 For Italian Supercar Glory

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The Italian automotive scene is home to some of the greatest vehicles in the history of the entire industry. Many products from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and several other brands will forever be the most stunning masterpieces in the supercar segment. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Italian supercar segment than a direct drag race between two of the fastest models in history.

That Petersen Automotive Museum have new videos YouTube, featuring a series of drag races between the Ferrari Enzo and the Maserati MC12. The first was launched in 2003 and was Ferrari’s flagship model at the time, featuring a mid-engined V12 layout. With 660 horsepower (492 kilowatts) and 484 pound-feet (656 Newton-meters) of torque, the Enzo can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0-96 kilometers per hour) in 3.7 seconds. Top speed is rated at 217 mph (350 kph). This particular Enzo is one of these three color combinations.

Against is the MC12, which was originally released in 2004 as a special homologation for Maserati entering the race. Only 50 examples were made for the road, 25 in 2004 and 25 more in 2005. The MC12 is heavily based on the Enzo and shares the same chassis and engine as the Maranello supercar. At least on paper, the MC12 is slower and has a lower top speed.

In the first race the MC12 didn’t exactly get off to a great start and Enzo quickly took a solid advantage. It’s an easy win for the black supercar but it’s only the first race. Not much changed in the second race and the results were the same. In the third race, Enzo was the winner again, which may come to prove that the factory numbers don’t lie.

At the end of the video, another Italian supercar appears on the drag strip. The red Ferrari F12 represents the front-engine supercar segment featuring the 6.3-liter V12 engine that comes from Enzo. It is the most powerful of the three, but is it also the fastest? The answer is in the video at the top of this page.

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