2006 Maserati GranSport MC Victory review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 3 April 2006 , 13:04:45 byEmil

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Maserati GranSport MC Victory

To celebrate winning the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers' Cup, Maserati has launched a new limited edition model of the GranSport.

The Maserati GranSport MC Victory was officially unveiled at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and will be on sale in Europe from May 2006, 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 fiber front and rear spoilers and the Italian flag recessed into the front wings, another feature inspired by the MC12.

Aerodynamic Efficiency Increased

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.

Carbon Fiber, Leather and Alcantara Interior Trim

The cabin's carbon fiber 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 fiber 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.