We hope someone at Maserati takes the MC12 VC out of the company's museum and drives the supercar occasionally.

Maserati hasn’t built the MC12 for about a decade but the German tuners at Edo Competition have found new magic in the old supercar. The firm worked with Italian automaker on a one-off MC12 Versione Corse (VC for short) to create a road-going version of the circuit-only limited edition.

After production ended of the standard MC12 with 624-horsepower, Maserati built a dozen examples of the track-only Corse. It was essentially the racing version made available to wealthy customers, and the updates uncorked the 6.0-liter V12 to a full-throated 744 horsepower (555 kilowatts). Edo Competition even converted one for the street, but the firm tried something a little different for the new VC.

Edo Maserati MC12 VC
Edo Maserati MC12 VC


Rather than making a Corse street legal, Edo took on the project of bringing a 2004 MC12 up to the track version's specs while keeping the vehicle usable for the road. It uses the high-output V12 and power gets to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox. The new VC weighs 2,756 pounds (1,250 kilograms), which puts it closer to a stock Corse at 2,525 pounds (1,150 kg) than the standard MC12's 3,300 pounds (1,497 kg).

Edo went beyond just making expected changes like softening the suspension, adding a lift system, and fitting road-oriented tires. For example, an adaptive exhaust quiets the engine to within noise regulations on the street, but the driver can open a flap that unleashes the full roar on the track. A person can also now refuel the V12 at a conventional gas station rather than the race-derived mill’s standard need for a pressure-fueling rig. Additional cooling should be helpful if the driver ends up in traffic, and there are door looks, so feel free to take the VC out on the town. Edo even installed a glass windshield with better ventilation than the regular plastic part for preventing the window from fogging up.

Edo Maserati MC12 VC
Edo Maserati MC12 VC


Edo’s six-member team on the project accomplished all this work in just seven months, and then the firm took it to the Hockenheimring for testing. After getting the one-off supercar perfectly dialed in, the company handed it over to Maserati at the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Modena. The VC currently sits in Maserati’s Museum.

Source: Edo Competition

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