Maserati Project24: the real MC20?

Almost 2 years after the MC20, Maserati has just unveiled a new track car: the Project24.

This Maserati Project24developed in full discretion in Italy, is a car reserved for the track, based on a Maserati MC20.

Compared to the MC20, this Project24 is 200 kg lighter and 100 hp more powerful. That is 1250 kg for 740 hp.

Weight gain is achieved through an all-new carbon fiber body with specific natural fiber components, an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber center monocoque, Lexan front and side windows, custom 18″ forged aluminum wheels and also the only driver's seat on it.

For powerThe Nettuno V6 engine is equipped with new turbochargers that increase power to 740 hp. Important work has been done on the cooling system. The transmission changes from the 8-speed robotized gearbox to a 6-speed sequential gearbox.

And, when you look at it, it doesn't really look like an MC20 anymore. Designed by the Centro Stile Maserati, the Project24 offers a completely new look.

This Maserati Project24 will be produced in only 62 copies. Not road approved, this Project24 will only be used for circuit. Its price? A little over 900 000 €..

In the end, when we know that the name of the MC20 is a tribute to the MC12 which was a supercar, produced in about fifty copies and designed to participate in the FIA GT championship, we think that the Maserati MC20 could have been called Maserati Bora and this Maserati Project24, MC20.

In short, we can't wait to see one on the road!

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  1. This part is a vital element for Maserati.
    It remains to make it a Chez Alfa in a smaller format.
    Ah, if only Stellantis could get rid of DS, migrate all its products to Citroën and leave Citroën, Chrysler, Jeep and Lancia, Maserati in a Luxo-sport alliance. Leave Alfa, Abarth (including all the 500 family) and Dodge Ram in a Pure Sport alliance and let the latter take care of the group's engines. Fiat, Peugeot and Opel would only have to share their platform between them and each alliance as well, so that we would have a clean slate and a solid organization.
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    • I have a good feeling that the restyled electric MC20 will be more round with huge headlights, round dials on the dashboard (why not "hammered") and badged Alfa Romeo, which would allow to make a little volume while being (a little) less exclusive. It fits well with the brand's grand touring positioning. Stellantis won't get rid of DS, it's up to the Italian brands to design better cars, more beautiful or better thought out. By the way, we are still waiting for the Centoventi/Panda...

  2. Exclusivity is what makes the wealth of a brand and to want to plunge Alfa again in the volume is still denying its DNA because at the time of the Italian state that wanted to go down in range Alfa, it was a disaster whose Fiat spent its time to pay 💰 the broken pots (as for Lancia and Ferrari), well before the acquisition of its 3 brands!
    FCA has put Alfa back on track so if it's for Stellantis to go back, I don't see the Giulia or Stelvio customers signing up for an "ELECTRIC TRACTION" again and going straight to the competition or staying as long as possible on its 2 models.
    The Coventi is scheduled for 2024 and this has not changed but even confirmed, the mistake is that the name Panda 🐼 is on the chopping block (a nightmare) to call it Punto (nonsense).
    The customers who are looking for a sporty program like the one of Ferrari, McLaren, Maserati, Pagani or others, don't care about having an "electric" sporty program and they will sign without any problem for a 33 with a smaller MC20 base, yes no worries but with a "THERMAL or Hybrid sporty program in the vein of Ferrari".
    To transport this kind of customers on a daily basis, they are very attached to thermics and are waiting to know the evolution of the new fuels, and rightly so.

    • Sporty customers will do as the brand requires, according to its means, and the new Euro standard makes it impossible to clean up the pollution of thermal models. So, too bad, they will adapt and will not even have the choice since the other manufacturers will do the same. The important thing will be to not exceed a weight limit (about 1.5, 1.6 tons) with semi-solid batteries at worst to preserve a correct autonomy and a big mill of at least 500 horsepower, in rear-wheel drive with a consistent steering, a good driving position and a biting braking. If the fundamentals are respected, it should be fine, especially since there is not much in the competition.

      • You don't seem to understand that it's not the brands that choose but the customers, especially for a sports program.
        The club of billionaires and millionaires do not care and that's why Maserati wants to launch a thermal program and moreover they will be protected by the Ferrari amendment.
        This kind of ultra-limited series does not have the same constraints as the big broadcasts because it only touches a tiny part of the population and that all the brands have understood, which is why more and more of them are launching themselves into the biofuels.

  3. Exclusivity is what makes the wealth of a brand and to want to plunge Alfa again in the volume is still denying its DNA because at the time of the Italian state that wanted to go down in range Alfa, it was a disaster whose Fiat spent its time to pay 💰 the broken pots (as for Lancia and Ferrari), well before the acquisition of its 3 brands!
    FCA has put Alfa back on track so if it's for Stellantis to go back, I don't see the Giulia or Stelvio customers signing up for an "ELECTRIC TRACTION" again and going straight to the competition or staying as long as possible on its 2 models.
    The Coventi is scheduled for 2024 and this has not changed but even confirmed, the mistake is that the name Panda 🐼 is on the chopping block (a nightmare) to call it Punto (nonsense).
    The customers who are looking for a sporty program like the one of Ferrari, McLaren, Maserati, Pagani or others, don't care about having an "electric" sporty program and they will sign without any problem for a 33 with a smaller MC20 base, yes no worries but with a "THERMAL or Hybrid sporty program in the vein of Ferrari".
    To transport this kind of customers on a daily basis, they are very attached to thermics and are waiting to know the evolution of the new fuels, and rightly so.

  4. What to say!
    Nothing, the brand is doing very well, let the new models come and we'll talk about it again in 1 year.

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