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729bhp Maserati Project24 previewed in new photographs – EAST AUTO NEWS

729bhp Maserati Project24 previewed in new photographs


Particulars are nonetheless few and much between, however Maserati has launched new photographs of its forthcoming Project24, a track-only tackle the good MC20 supercar that’s to be constructed within the mould of a one-make racer. Maserati has not talked about whether or not it intends to create a race collection based mostly across the Project24, as an alternative simply calling the automotive the final word expression of the MC20’s on-track potential.

Being based mostly on the MC20 highway automotive, the Project24 will share its technical basis, together with the carbonfibre monocoque made by Italian racing outfit Dallara. Together with it is a revised model of the Nettuno V6 engine, right here related to a competition-level drivetrain. As within the highway automotive, the Nettuno unit incorporates a intelligent pre-combustion chamber system that will increase each efficiency and effectivity, making it one of the highly effective V6 engines on sale. 

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Within the Project24, nonetheless, Maserati has taken issues to much more of an excessive, using new turbochargers to develop a peak energy determine of 729bhp – 108bhp larger than the highway automotive. Basically, the Nettuno is in any other case a lot the identical, with the identical 90-degree V angle, 3000cc swept capability and dry sump lubrication system. Maserati has changed the usual eight-speed automated transmission in favour of a motorsport-style six-speed sequential system, with energy reaching the rear wheels through a mechanical limited-slip differential. 

The suspension has been overhauled, with new mechanically adjustable dampers on all corners changing the highway automotive’s electronically managed adaptive setup, plus there’s adjustable anti-roll bars and a built-in air jack system. The brakes are additionally new, with race-spec Brembo calipers and CCRM rotors sitting snugly behind smaller, 18-inch centre-lock competitors rims and slick tyres. 

One thing that has been modified fairly considerably between Project24 and MC20 is the styling, with nearly no relation between them in both design or detailing. As revealed in these sketches, the Project24 has an aggressive motorsport-derived design, with new carbon panels making up all the outside bodywork. Aero has clearly been a key focus, as parts such because the static rear wing, diffuser, splitter and bonnet look fairly considerably totally different, and do with out typical road-car elements like headlights.

What Project24 may do, nonetheless, is reveal what design motifs we may see on future iterations of the MC20, maybe resulting in a stripped-out light-weight spinoff within the mould of Lamborghini’s good Huracán STO. For now we’ll have to attend just a little longer to see the Project24 within the flesh, the ‘24’ in its moniker maybe suggesting it’ll attain prospects a while in 2024. 

729bhp Maserati Project24 previewed in new photographs – EAST AUTO NEWS
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