15 February 2006 - To celebrate winning
the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers' Cup, Maserati has launched a new limited
edition model of the GranSport. The MC Victory edition will be
officially unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, and will be on
sale from May, with only 180 individually numbered units being produced.
As well as boasting a higher level of standard equipment than the
Maserati GranSport on which it is based, the new Maserati GranSport MC
Victory offers a variety of new features that clearly link it to the
Maserati MC12, and enhance its driving dynamics.
Externally, the Maserati GranSport MC Victory is immediately identified
by its blue carbon fibre front and rear spoilers and the Italian flag
recessed into the front wings, another feature inspired by the MC12.
The enlarged front splitter of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory
generates more downforce at high speeds, as do the extended side skirts,
modifications which improve the car?s high speed stability and dynamic
responsiveness. Its agility is further improved by more direct and
precise steering, creating driving characteristics more closely matched
to those of the Maserati MC12.
The cabin's carbon fibre components are in blue to match the exterior
spoilers. They are combined with a selection of leathers and Alcantara
trim, which cover the upper dashboard, the door panels, the steering
wheel - making it easier to grip - and the centre sections of the carbon
fibre racing seats, the overall effect dramatically heightening the
interior?s sporting ambience.
The upgraded interior, the sharpened steering response and improved high
speed stability of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory bring the driving
experience closer to the exhilaration enjoyed by the racing drivers of
the Maserati MC12, while its distinctive look fittingly celebrates
Maserati's victory in the 2005 FIA GT championship.
Story by Maserati
Story by Maserati S.p.A