The Maserati MC12 is a limited production two-seater sports car produced by Italian car maker Maserati to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. In 2004, manufacture of the vehicle began, and 25 vehicles were made. For the vehicle to be approved for use in international GT racing, the Stradale, or road-going version, was developed.
The 6.0 L naturally aspirated V12 engine powering the Maserati MC12 was adapted from the Enzo Ferrari and modified down to 630 PS (620 bhp). The vehicle can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a complete stop in 3.8 seconds and 200 km/h (124 mph) in roughly 10 seconds. The engine is a V12 petrol engine with a size of 5998 cm3 or 366 cu-in.
Towards the end of the 2004 season, Maserati started competing in the FIA GT with the MC12 and won the race at the Zhuhai International Circuit. The racing MC12s were entered into the 2005 American Le Mans Series races, but they were too large and had to pay weight penalties because of their excess range.
The MC12 is a highly expensive and rare automobile. When it was brand-new, the road version was about $700,000, and the racing version was even more expensive. The MC12 is a highly prized collector's automobile today, and costs have increased recently.