£2m, ultra-rare Maserati up for sale

£2m, ultra-rare Maserati up for sale

Sell everything you own. House. Car. Family. Dog. Treasured He-Man action figure collection. Sell it all, because an ultra-rare Maserati track car has come up for sale, and you must do everything in your power to buy it.

It's a Maserati MC12 ‘Corsa', just one of 12 ever built, intended as a hardcore, track-only variant of the MC12 supercar.

Before you drool over the gorgeous Maser at the top of this story, some details. You'll remember that the MC12 was essentially an Enzo in drag, built for homologation purposes so that Maserati could take it racing in GT championships. The road cars were built just so the race cars could exist.

And those MC12 racers were fast. Launched in 2005, they won two constructors cups, five drivers titles, six team titles, a Citation Cup, and three outright victories at the Spa 24 Hours. So, quite handy, then.

This MC12 ‘Corsa', however, was a very special thing. A rung above the ‘standard' MC12 road car - and in the same vein as the P1 GTR and Ferrari's FXX programme - it was a track-only, limited edition run of 12 cars, each originally costing around €1m.

Each featured a more powerful engine than the road-going MC12, too, based on the race-car's powerplant. The 6.0-litre V12 produces 745bhp at a glorious 8,000rpm, hooked up to a sequential gearbox driving the rear wheels.

The nose is shorter, too - a requirement for entry into the ALMS - and there are steel/carbon racing brakes on offer. And a wing. A really, really big wing. Big wings are Good.

Also, as we need not remind you, it's absolutely bloomin' gorgeous. Here's one up for grabs from a Ferrari/Maserati dealer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It's being advertised at $2,999,000 (around £2m), and you must buy it.

Source: www.topgear.com