Just 50 examples of the road-going Maserati MC12 were built, making much more rare than the Ferrari Enzo on which it’s based. The GT1 racecar variant of the limited-run Maserati is even more exclusive, however, with the Trident badge brand building just 11 of them.
One of these 11 Maserati MC12 GT1s was recently put up for sale by Joe Macari Performance Cars London. This isn’t just any MC12 GT1 either – it was fielded by Scuderia Playteam in the 2006 Italian GT Championship and won 12 races to help the team win the championship. It was also raced in the 2007 FIA GT Championship but took no wins.
The car has retained its No. 12 FIA GT racing livery and still bears the names of drivers Andrea Bertolini and Andrea Piccini. Like all MC12 GT1’s, it is powered by a 745 horsepower 6.0-litre V12 engine which is paired with a six-speed sequential racing transmission. A price for the 2005 model year V12 racer is not listed on Joe Macari’s website, however the car is also for sale on DuPont Registry where it’s priced at $9,999,999 USD.
This car was never driven by Bertolini and Piccini. N° 12 car by Playteam was driven by Giannoccaro/Pierguidi in the 2007 FIA GT Championship and by Giannoccaro/Vilander in the 2006 Italian GT Championship.
The car driven by Bertolini/Piccini in the FIA GT 2007 was the n° 11
@Giambattista – you are right (of course) … I even doubt if it is one of the original Sara Free chassis. There are some hints … as the car is sold by Joe Macari it might be the ex #004/15441 chassis he drove by himself with JMB … I doubt Sara Free used a 2005 chassis … also the size of the driver names are wrong. The Sara Free car never was raced with the yellow head lights and it never stood on Pirelli tyres (the reason why Bertolini changed from Vitaphone to Sara Free in 2007)
sorry – meant – never stood on Michelin tyres …