Maserati returns to GT racing

Maserati is back in motorsport. The venue for the racetrack debut of the new GT2 was the Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari. The shakedown at the circuit near Parma marks the start of a series of tests ahead of the car’s official unveiling at the end of June in Belgium as part of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 16-18 June 2023.

The Maserati GT2 was developed by Maserati Engineering in collaboration with the Maserati Centro Stile. It uses the Nettuno V6 engine, which delivers 463 kW (630 hp) in the MC20. Key technical specifications include Maserati Twin Combustion technology based on Formula 1 techniques, ultra-light carbon monocoque and lightweight all-composite body. With this, aerodynamic properties can be exploited to the limit in order to improve the downforce load and at the same time achieve the best efficiency in terms of air resistance. Thus, the underbody has been designed for the best synergy with the front splitter and the adjustable rear wing.

All suspension parts of the vehicle are racing components. There are adjustable front and rear shock absorbers and adjustable stabilizers. There is also a sequential six-speed racing gearbox and shift paddles on the steering wheel with electronic shift actuator. The steering assistance of the GT2 is fully electric. The Alcantara-clad carbon dashboard and ten-inch data acquisition system create a futuristic interior with intuitive controls. (awm)

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