Maserati Claims Fastest Production Nürburgring Lap In MC12, Pretends Viper Doesn't Exist

Joining the "we're faster than you and we can prove it in a completely unscientific way by racing around the same racetrack in a production car under various conditions and providing our own timing" club is the Maserati MC12 » 10/10/08 4:40pm 10/10/08 4:40pm, which now claims they've made the fastest production lap around the Nürburgring of 7:24.29,…

Edo Competition's Maserati MC12 at Hockenheimring

Edo Competition's juiced Maserati MC12 is about as close to a street-legal Le Mans car you can get for less than an oil tanker filled with Krugerrands (or is that more?). Actually, Edo's tuner proves what can be done when money is no object, which is to say a race-ready weekend sports car that's impractical for… » 5/15/07 8:57am 5/15/07 8:57am

We're Gonna Go Be a Sheik Now: Inside Hamad bin Hamdan's Garage

Dude, being a sheik kinda seems as if it's the business. Harems, all the oil one can slather upon oneself, warm weather, clothes that never go out of style, hanging with T.E. Lawrence, and oh, most importantly, a whole shiek-sized garageload of exotic iron. Or, in Sheik Hamad bin Hamdan of Abu Dhabi's case, aluminum… » 9/06/06 11:30pm 9/06/06 11:30pm

The Maserati MC12 Corsa in a Parking Garage — in Monaco

One of the Gawkerettes, much to our considerable and unrelenting jealousy, spent Sunday in Monaco checking out the Grand Prix (go, go Alonso) from a yacht in the Mediterranean. While there, she (by the grace of Bill the parking attendant) captured a shot of the just-revealed Maserati MC12 Corsa — the track-only,… » 5/30/06 10:05am 5/30/06 10:05am

How Does the Maserati MC12 Compare to Its Cousin Enzo?

Motor Trend has an extensive profile on Maserati's MC12 supercar, with an eye toward the similarities and differences between the Maserati and the Ferrari Enzo, with which the MC12 shares mechanicals. (Plus, there's an exclusive analogy referring to the man-drag Julie Andrews in "Victor Victoria." Don't ask.) One of… » 7/20/05 10:39am 7/20/05 10:39am