(from Maserati Press
Release) To celebrate winning the 2005 FIA GT
Manufacturers' Cup, Maserati has launched a new limited edition
model of the Maserati GranSport.
The Maserati GranSport MC Victory will be officially launched at the
upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and will be on the market from May, with
only 180 uniquely numbered units produced.
As well as boasting finer standard equipment than the Maserati
GranSport from which it derives, the new Maserati GranSport MC
Victory offers a variety of new features that clearly link it to the
Maserati MC12, celebrating its driving dynamics.
Externally, the Maserati GranSport MC Victory is immediately
recognizable for its aerodynamic, blue carbon front and rear
spoilers and for the Italian flag embedded in the side panels,
another feature taken from the MC12.
Aerodynamic efficiency increased
The front splitter of
the Maserati GranSport MC Victory was redesigned to guarantee more
air load at high speeds with the addition of the two lateral
aerodynamic profiles and a bigger protrusion. The Maserati GranSport
MC Victory is now more driveable thanks to more direct and precise
steering and an elevated stability at high speeds, the same
characteristics as the Maserati MC12.
Carbon, leather and Alcantara
The carbon elements,
similar to the exteriors, are made of blue carbon. This is coupled
with a selection of leathers and Alcantara trim, used on the upper
dashboard, the door panels, in the central part of the racing carbon
seats to emphasize the sporty look and on the steering wheel for
grip. Inside the cockpit of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory each
and every driver will be able to experience the same exhilaration as
the racing drivers of the Maserati MC12.