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Maserati reveals Project24 super sports car limited to only 62 units

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Maserati has revealed the track-only MC20-based Project24. Though we only see renders of the model, for now, it previews the new hardcore track-version car. Maserati did not reveal the price or when the deliveries will begin. However, the company announced it will be making only 62 units of the track-only Project24. 

The Project24 is designed by Centro Stile Maserati and gets a completely new look. As a track-only car, Maserati has pushed the design boundaries to the limits. The result is a car that combines beauty and genuine sporty capabilities that will make it an instant classic collector’s item.

Maserati Project24 – Exterior Highlights

The Project24 gets an all-new carbon fibre bodywork with some specific components in natural fibres. The inclusion of a new hood and the large rear spoiler also offers increased levels of downforce. At the front, the main headlights are replaced by a thin LED light strip. The two-seater non-road-homologated Maserati also complies with a host of FIA race safety requirements. One of them is the FIA-approved rain light. On the sides, the Project24 uses bespoke 18-inch forged aluminium wheels with slick tyres. The wheels also get a centre-locking system. Meanwhile, the front and side windows of the car are made out of Lexan to keep the weight low.

Maserati Project 24 – Interior Highlights

On the inside, the Project24 gets an adjustable racing pedal box and steering column. The carbon fibre treatment also extends to the multi-function steering wheel, which also gets a built-in display. It also gets racing seats with a 6-point racing safety belt. As it is meant for the track, it also gets a data logger, an FIA-homologated safety roll cage and an FIA-spec fire extinguisher. Other standard features include air conditioning and an adjustable racing ABS and traction control system.

There are also a host of optional accessories available. Starting with a racing passenger seat so that you could take someone along for the ride of their life. Some other optional equipment includes a rear-view camera display, telemetry recording, in-car camera for video recording, TPMS, and more. 

Maserati Project24 – Powertrain

The Maserati Project24 uses the same state-of-the-art 3.0-litre twin-turbo 90-degree V6 Nettuno engine as the MC20. However, Maserati has added new turbochargers, which take the power output to 740 HP. Power goes to the rear-wheels only via a 6-speed sequential racing gearbox with paddle shifters. It also gets a racing clutch and a limited-slip self-locking mechanical differential. In comparison, the road-going MC20 uses an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

Maserati Project24 – Technical Highlights

The company is using an ultra-light carbon fibre central monocoque chassis to help keep the weight low. Maserati claims that Project24 has a dry weight of less than 1,250 kg. In comparison, the MC20 weighs 1,500 kg. It also features an FIA-homologated FT3 120-litre fuel tank to meet the FIA race safety regulations. 

As for the suspension, the Project24 uses a double-wishbone setup up front with a semi-virtual steering axis. The track-only car also gets adjustable racing dampers. The front and rear anti-roll bars are also adjustable. As for the brakes, it uses Brembo CCMR ventilated racing brakes with a bespoke brake cooling setup.

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