Extreme Maserati to Roar into Goodwood
This weekend Dunlop is presenting what the tyremaker calls “the most extreme Maserati of all time” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 755bhp, 204mph Maserati MC12 Corse was originally designed for the race track, but former German Touring Car (DTM) driver Hubert Haupt ordered his for the road – fitted with the latest Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tyres.
The MC12 Corse is a sister of the MC12 Competizione which won both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the 2006 FIA GT Championship. The Corse version accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds and at 160mph its racing aerodynamic package delivers a massive downforce of 1,400kg.
Such extreme acceleration and aerodynamic force demands road tyres with a racing pedigree. Haupt raced on Dunlop in the DTM and chose to stick with Dunlop for this unique project. Haupt explains his motivation for buying the first of the twelve 1.2 million Euro cars: “To own the No1 is something very special. Rejecting such an offer was almost impossible.”
The MC12 Corse is shod with the Dunlop Sport Maxx GT in the dimensions 315/30 ZR 19 (front) and 325/35 ZR 19 (106Y) XL (rear) respectively. The Maserati will be showcased in Dunlop’s exclusive area at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 11 to 13 July, situated in the Stable Yard alongside Dunlop’s Le Mans winning Jaguar, Porsche and Bentley display. For more information on the show, visit www.driversknow.co.uk/goodwood.