The Maserati MC12 was built to adhere to FIA GT1 homologation rules that required a minimum of 25 production cars to be produced in order for the car to go racing. As a result, Maserati built 50 MC12s, making it more rare than the better-received Ferrari Enzo on which it was based.
The opportunity to own one of the 50 MC12s built for the road has now presented itself, with Calgary-based dealership ZR Auto selling their custom MC12 ‘Corsa’ through Hemmings. The vehicle is heavily modified, as you may be able to tell, and was converted to road-legal ‘Corsa’ racing spec by Germany’s Edo Competition.
The Corsa conversion entailed boring out and stroking the 6.0-liter V12 engine to 6.3-liters, installing forged pistons, custom camshafts and a new valvetrain and bolting on a two-stage stainless exhaust, among more. The result is an 840 horsepower V12 with 540 lb-ft of torque and a sky-high redline of 9,300 RPM.
As far as cosmetics go, Edo also applied a custom Corsa widebody made from original templates used for the real MC12 Corsa GT1 car, along with a carbon wing, diffuser, front splitter and roof scoop. Alcantara is just about everywhere inside the cabin and is joined by lightweight carbon fiber racing seats.
This MC12 commands a cool $1.95 million, which is less than you can scoop up an Enzo for. Consider the fact that this unique creation is faster than any stock Enzo and more exclusive and suddenly, $2 million doesn’t seem like such a bad deal, does it?