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Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa según Edo Competition

Los preparadores alemanes de Edo Competition han mejorado el casi inmejorable Maserati MC12, uno de los coches más potentes y deportivos con licencia para circular por la calle que existen, y no solo eso sino que se han puesto manos a la obra para trabajar en la edición limitada a 12 unidades MC12 Corsa que ha fabricado la marca italiana.

Y es que los afortunados que puedan aspirar a un coche tan increible y limitado, tendrán en sus manos un auténtico vehículo de competición, un superdeportivo basado directamente en el modelo de FIA GT con el que Maserati se llevó el título de constructores en 2005.

Edo Competition se ha encargado de instalar una suspensión deportiva nueva que permite configuraciones independientes, tambien un nuevo tubo de escape de alto rendimiento que incluye un sistema para controlar el volumen del ruido generado, tambien han instalado unos frenos cerámicos y unas llantas de 19″ para el eje delantero y de 20″ para el eje trasero en acabado negro mate.

En el motor mantienen el V12 6.0 del Corsa original, con sus 755 cv, 326 km/h de punta y un 0 a 100 en 3 segundos!

Pero bueno, 1.200.000 euros tienen la culpa…

Esta versión mejorada de Edo Competition aún está pendiente de recibir las homologaciones necesarias para circular fuera de los circuitos.

Nota de prensa de Edo Competition (en inglés) – 10/08/2007

Press release 10.08.2007

Introduction of the edo MC12 Corsa

* Sport suspension with nose lift function
* Specially designed high-flow exhaust system
* New high-performance brake system
* New tire & wheel package
* Road-legal

During last year’s FIA GT championship Maserati drove their competitors into the ground with the MC12 GT1 (which already spawned the MC12). On the occasion of the overall victory, Maserati introduced the limited edition (12 units) MC12 Corsa.

The Über-Maserati weighs nearly 400 kg (880 lbs) less than the base MC12 (1,150 instead of 1,531 kg [2530 lbs instead of 3368 lbs]). This corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.5 kg / hp (3.36 lb / hp). With 755 hp and 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) of torque, the Corsa will run circles around the regular MC12 (632 hp).

edo competition does not shy away from extreme sports cars such as this one; instead it gives them finishing touches! Consequently a special suspension system developed by edo competition and manufactured by KW was fitted. The independently adjustable compression and rebound damping permits truly individual suspension setups. The unique system, with its three different adjustments, allows for low-speed compression damping characteristics to be altered while the high-speed settings, having a strong influence on ride-quality, remain constant. True racing technology for the road! Additionally the nose lift function available on the regular MC12 is carried over to avoid front and underbody damage.

Engine-wise, edo competition leaves the 755 hp–strong MC12 Corsa untouched. However, the 6.0-liter V12 now announces its power through a newly developed edo competition high-flow exhaust system – and it does so with a soundtrack guaranteed to induce goose bumps! The sports exhaust system with electronically controlled butterfly valves provides visual cues to the MC12 Corsa’s power thanks to dual exhaust tips, each with a diameter of 100 mm (4 in). edo competition put a strong emphasis on quality during its construction. The muffler and exhaust tips are made from durable V2A stainless steel. And, not to be overlooked: a remote control to adjust the sound intensity has been installed!

For better cold braking properties during road use, edo competition employed a ceramic composite high-performance brake system with 396 mm (15.6 in) rotors in the front and 360 mm (14.2 in) rotors in the rear along with special brake pads at both ends.

edo competition had newly developed forged wheels (in black) custom made for the edo MC12 Corsa. On the front axle they’re of size 10 J x 19 and on the rear axle of size 13 J x 20. The wheels employed by edo competition are shod with 265/35 ZR19 (front) and 335/30 ZR20 (rear) tires.

An official approval for road service is in preparation so that this unique edo MC12 can also be admired outside of the race track.

edo MC12 Corsa Specifications

Engine – 6.0-ltr. V12

Power – 755 hp (555 kW) at 8000 rpm

Torque – 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) at 5500 rpm

Top speed – 326 km/h (203 mph) (source: Maserati)

0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) – < 3 seconds (source: Maserati)

0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph) – 6 seconds (source: Maserati)

Curb weight – 1,150 Kg (2535 lb)

Body – Carbon fiber, monocoque

Transmission – F1, 6-speed

Production – 12 + 3 prototypes

Price – > 1.200.000 Euro

Modifications edo competition – on request

More information about edo competition’s extensive modification program is available at www.edo-competition.de.