The Maserati GT2 is the Trident’s passport to the future of motorsport, based on the glorious memories of its winning ancestor, the Maserati MC12, which left its lasting signature in the FIA GT championships in the first decade of the new millennium.
The natural evolution of a sensational race car from the past, it now comes with a V6 90° twin turbo heart based on the MC20 Nettuno engine, to become a one-of-a-kind Maserati super sports car.
The Maserati GT2 combines the Trident’s sporting history with the extreme racing attitude that has always marked its racing and road vehicles.
It all began with the Maserati Tipo 26, the first racing vehicle with the Trident emblem on the bonnet, which took first place in its class at the 1926 Targa Florio. Since those days, a history of wins, world titles and world records has followed, establishing the Trident a brand born to race.
The GT2 category is the ideal platform for Maserati’s sporty legacy to meet the desire of racing customer enthusiasts – private teams and gentleman drivers – in a project that forms an integral part of Maserati’s motorsport strategy to get the Trident back on track in closed-wheel competitions.
Based on the Maserati MC20, 100% developed at Maserati, the Maserati GT2 also benefited from the know-how of the Maserati Innovation Lab and the cutting-edge technology of the Maserati dynamic simulator, the most advanced in the world. For its racing car, the Italian manufacturer has also taken advantage of a technical partnership with YCOM, a leading advanced technology company and specialist in the development of motorsport projects.
The Maserati GT2, a jewel of handling, driveability and performance, is homologated for the GT2 class and will be able to compete in any GT championship and/or event where the GT2 class is accepted,
for example the 24 Hours of Spa, the Fanatec GT2 European Series and the ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring from 2024.
The Maserati GT2 has been shaped at the Centro Stile Maserati. The work of the men and women of the Centro Stile focused on attention to the design of all areas of the car, increasing performance without neglecting the essence of the Maserati MC20.
The front features a new design, maintaining the typical Maserati architecture and adapting to requirements in terms of cooling and aerodynamics; the forms are functional to the vehicle dynamics.
The bonnet area has been redesigned to bear in mind aerodynamic requirements, by including specific ducts to expel hot air.
The number three and the Trident’s reinterpretation are a constant in the style of the Maserati GT2. For example, there are three air vents in the bonnet, another three near the rear window, and nine-spoke wheel rims, forming a Trident in threes.
The widened wheel track required renewed study and design of the front fenders, with the introduction of louvres in the upper area, on the rear fenders; a new air intake was also added in the ACAC area to increase airflow to the radiators.
The upper area and rear window have also been revamped: an air scoop has been incorporated with a specific technical design for air intake, connected to the rear window area and useful to expel heat from the engine.
The spoiler is connected to the car with pylons in the form of structural poles.
In the rear, the upper area is directly derived from the Maserati MC20, whereas the lower area has an exclusive design created according to aerodynamic inputs, to push performance to the max.
Although it is a racing car, attention to design was one of the pillars of the project, as a result of the outstanding synergy and collaboration between the Centro Stile Maserati and the Trident’s engineering team. It has therefore been possible to keep intact the lexis previously seen in the Maserati MC20, taking it to the extremes of form for the full benefit of the utmost functionality.
Highly impactful in terms of visuals and aesthetics, the large wing above the cluster also embraces the display added atop the centre console.
The ergonomics and design of an iconic Maserati model, the MC20, are emphasised more boldly and assertively by its racing version, whilst preserving the original unique style.
The interior of the Maserati GT2 highlights a true-to-track aptitude, with performance boosted by an array of cutting-edge and superbly organised technical details, including the command console housed in the carbon-fibre central tunnel, the customisable 6.5” full-colour racing dashboard display, and an overall design geared towards maximum driveability.
The second point of note is the driver, positioned in the centre of the cockpit and even of the entire design. The Maserati GT2 is a car that has been defined as “driver-oriented”, where the watchwords are minimalism and lightness. A deliberately “naked” car, with no distractions, to enhance its maximum performance and driveability. Carbon fibre predominates throughout the interior structure.
Every detail and instrument have been designed for the easiest accessibility and to ensure maximum performance, including the characteristic yellow sticker with reflective technology for night vision.