The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles pit a Tesla Model S Plaid against a Ferrari Enzo and Maserati MC12 in a drag racing showdown for a charity fundraising event. Unplugged Performance installed a few tweaks on the Tesla to ready it for the match ups, and aesthetically, it features a carbon fiber wide body kit and 21-inch wheels.
A limited-production series of vehicles was developed by Maserati in 2006 for private customers seeking the ultimate track experience. This extremely rare Maserati MC12 Versione Corse was one of the and it could be yours for the right price. Based on the MC12 GT1 race car, this track-only supercar is powered by a mid-mounted 6.0L V12 engine making 744 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed sequential semi-automatic paddle-shift gearbox, enabling it to hit 124 mph in just 6.4-seconds.
It’s official, the 2023 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore EV has been unveiled, complete with 100% electric battery-based powertrain based on 800-volt technology, developed with cutting-edge technical solutions derived from Formula E. Power comes from three 300-kW permanent magnet motors drawing power from a 92.5 kWh battery that generate a combined 760 hp and 996 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.7-seconds.
Limited to just 62-units worldwide, the Maserati Project 24 turns the MC20 into a track-ready supercar. Weighing in at under 1250 kg (2756 lb), it’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 dry-sump Maserati Nettuno engine generating 730 hp, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters, giving it an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1.69 kg/hp.
Photo credit: Tomáš Klečka
It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more electric motorcycles hit the road, and that includes from famous supercar manufacturers, like Maserati. Designer Tomáš Klečka from the Czech Republic thought so as well, and came up with this futuristic hubless superbike that draws inspiration from the Xenmorph creature featured in the Alien film series. Since the company already plans on unveiling a refreshed EV lineup by 2022, this concept wouldn’t be too far fetched. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
Photo credit: Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo
Fans of F1 are probably familiar with the Maserati 250F, the race car that took home a total of 8 wins, 8 poles, and 10 fastest laps between January 1954 – November 1960. It was powered by a 2.5L Maserati A6 straight-six engine generating 243 hp, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Suspension wise, it sports ribbed 13.4-inch drum brakes, a wishbone independent front suspension, De Dion tube axle, Borrani 16″ / 17″ wheels wrapped in Pirelli Stella Bianca tires.