Maserati is again. The Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari was the setting for the observe debut of the high-performance GT2, the automobile that symbolizes the Home of the Trident’s return to racing. The shake-up on the Parma circuit is the precursor to a collection of occasions that may mark the lead-up to the official unveiling of the automobile on the finish of June in Belgium, on the 24 Hours of Spa.
Maserati is able to rekindle recollections of the thrilling GT championships, with a hungry new automobile designed to evoke the exploits of its predecessor, the wonderful and victorious MC12.
Trident’s historical past in motorsport is a narrative of success spanning nearly a century, of a novel and distinct DNA, and of a ardour rekindled by the model’s connection to the highly effective heritage of the previous and its drive in direction of the longer term, the place racing is a important element.
The Maserati GT2 is velocity, magnificence, fashion and innovation incarnate. A automobile designed to be a masterpiece of efficiency: extraordinary and breathtaking between the curbs, created to rejoice Maserati’s return to the tracks. A brand new chapter started on the finish of 2022 with the announcement of its participation within the 2023 ABB FIA Components E World Championship, complemented by its inclusion within the GT2 European Sequence, as a part of the technique developed to get Trident again on observe.
Conceived and designed by Maserati engineers along with Centro Stile Maserati, to make sure the aesthetic high quality requirements typical of the model, the Maserati GT2 inherits the extraordinary 463kW/630CV Nettuno V6 engine from the Maserati MC20, taking it to a better stage.
Probably the most interesting technical specs embody the all-new patented MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) expertise primarily based on F1 engines, the ultra-light carbon fiber central monocoque – a wonderful resolution to have an excellent weight-to-power ratio – and the light-weight full composite physique, the place the aerodynamic properties is used to the utmost to enhance the vertical load however on the similar time guarantee the very best effectivity by way of air resistance. A lot consideration has been paid to the event of the right steadiness of the aerodynamic load, whereas the underside has been particularly developed to work finest in synergy with the entrance splitter and the rear wing (adjustable); it has detachable bodywork with fast coupling for optimized element substitute; the chassis has excessive torsional and bending stiffness.
The ability steering is totally electrical. All of the suspension parts within the automobile are racing particular parts – there will probably be adjustable shock absorbers and adjustable anti-roll bars each entrance and rear. Likewise the electronics. The 6-speed sequential racing gearbox and the steering wheel paddle shift with an electrical rotary shift actuator evoke adrenaline-filled sensations. The carbon fiber dashboard and the 10-inch display built-in into the dashboard lead to a futuristic, intuitive cabin, complemented within the physique by the Maserati Corse-specific paint and coloration possibility (Blu Infinito).
A gem of mechanics and engineering, the spearhead of modern technical options, with futuristic, minimalist and sculptural interiors that discuss with the acute traces of the bodywork, the Maserati GT2 is devoted to the racing groups and gentleman drivers who will take part within the GT2 championship. The Trident single-seater with coated wheels is the results of a profitable synergy between Maserati women and men and the avant-garde design and elegance which have all the time distinguished the Italian model’s creations, complemented by its unmistakable sense of luxurious, even when the street turns into a observe. The fierce GT2 subsequently will get able to discover new horizons, to consolidate and outline Maserati’s racing future on the planet of motorsport.
Andrea Bertolini, Maserati check driver, commented: “The early days are all the time fairly distinctive, much more so for me once I was fortunate sufficient to drive Maserati to success on the GT1 World Championships, the place I gained 4 titles. We are actually about to get again on observe with one other fantastic automobile. We have accomplished plenty of check drives and early suggestions is optimistic. Getting again behind the wheel of a GT was actually thrilling, and I might see that everybody concerned was very enthusiastic and motivated. We have targeted on growing a product that does not simply get up towards its opponents however can also be a really perfect automobile for our gentleman drivers by way of dealing with, consolation and efficiency. We wish them to expertise a novel feeling on this automobile. Over the previous months we have now been working intensively within the simulator, because of the dedication of an incredible group. I might wish to thank them, and probably the most optimistic side is that after these first few days, we’re making it very a lot a actuality. We’ve got an intense collection of check days forward r us, to get us able to get again on observe.”