Maserati recently revealed the new GranTurismo MC GT3 at the Fiat Industrial Village Motorfest in Turin, having won race 1 at the previous Superstars GT Sprint at Italian Autodromo Di Vallelunga with driver Alessandro Pier Guidi the Italian auto maker is even looking for another win at the upcoming Superstars GT race in Pergusa.
It is motivated by an aspirated V8 engine featuring four-valve technology and wet sump lubrication delivering 495hp of power at 7,500rpm and a max torque of 510Nm at 4,750rpm. The engine is mated to a Sadev six-speed sequential dog gearbox with oil cooling. The Electronic Throttle Actuation System and Motec Engine Electronic Management all ensure the efficiency of the engine.
The entire car only weighs 1,200kg and includes welded roll-over cage and carbon fiber kevlar add on parts. The closed flat bottom comes with a rear diffuser and a rear adjustable wing with gurnay flap. Carbon fiber continues to feature on the doors, roof, front and rear bonnet. It also has a six-point safety harness adapted for use with HANS not to mention the OZ Magnesium casting wheels.
The suspension features double wishbones with the lower an upper wishbones using an integrated camber adjustment, coil spring and adjustable antiroll bar, adjustable four-way Ohlins dampers, spring platform for ride height adjustment.
With only nine days to go till the Superstars GT Pergusa takes place, Maserati appears ready for this seventh round of the International Superstars Series where the Pergusa track is making a comeback, it has been non-functional since 2004 after losing its license. The track is famous for its high-speed layout and built around a lake, it also hosted the third round of the FIA European Touring Car Championship in 2003.