If you've got Krugerrands enough to give King Midas a case of the wobblies, and you want a GT1 racecar to take shopping, call Edo Competition. Never one to shrink from a high-buck project, Edo created a tuner version of the Maserati MC12 Corsa. That's the $1.7 million, track-only version of Maserati's Enzo-based halo GT car built for homologation's sake, the lightweight Maserati MC12 Corsa. Edo's futzed with the suspension, exhaust and braking systems, applied a new tire and wheel package, and says it's getting approval for its Corsa to be street legal. Sure it'll be awesome, as such reckless disregard for convention sometimes is, though Maserati purists will likely tape pictures of the Halloween-orange racer to their dart boards.
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
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.
engine V12 cylinder 6.0 Ltr.
power 755 hp / (555 kW) at 8.000 rpm
torque 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) at 5.500 rpm
Curb weight: 1.150 Kg (2535 lb)
Body: Carbon fiber, Monocoque
Transmission: F1, 6-speed
Production: 12 + 3 prototypes
Features / modifications
* edo/KW race suspension
Racing suspension technology for the road with adjustable compression and rebounddamping.
Independently adjustable compression and rebound damping permits truely individualsuspension setups.
The unique system with its three different adjustments allows for the low-speed compression damping characteristics to be altered while the high-speed settings, having a strong influence on ride-quality, are fixed.
* Newly developed performance exhaust system with electronic butterfly valve control, available remote control.
* New forged wheels, front: 10 x 19" and rear: 13 x 20" with Michelin tires 265/35 19 and 335/30 20
* Newly developed high-performace brake system
* Road-legal in preparation