Maserati Shows Us More Of The Track-Only Project24 Hypercar
A few months ago, Maserati announced the Project24 with a trio of official sketches, and now the company is back with a few more illustrations of its limited-production track-only hypercar.
With the additional imagery Maserati wants to highlight its customization program called Fuoriserie. The Project24, which will be produced in 62 units, is taking advantage of “the most custom-built level”, with Maserati building each one according to the preferences of the respectful owner.
The new sketches show a model with a dark-blue shade, combined with plenty of exposed carbon on the rather extreme and “multi-adjustable” aero parts, while the Italian flag is present on the mirror caps and the butterfly doors. The Project24 might be based on the MC20 supercar sharing the same carbon-fiber tub, but it sports a fully redesigned body made of carbon fiber and natural fibers that looks more radical even compared to the MC20 GT2 racecar.
The Project24 is not street legal, thus it is not limited by regulations for roadcars. This allowed Maserati’s designers to create something more aggressive and unique that is only limited by their imagination and the laws of physics. Highlights include the slim headlights which are positioned very low in the bumper, the large scoop on the bonnet, the aero covers on the bespoke center-lock 18-inch alloy wheels, the F1-style central fin leading to a massive spoiler, and the trident-shaped LED taillights.
Similarly, the cabin is motorsport-oriented. We haven’t seen sketches of the interior but Maserati said it has a roll-cage, a carbon-fiber steering wheel with an integrated display, a few switches, and a racing seat with a six-point harness for the driver. Mind you, the passenger seat is optional, as are extra screens for telemetry and a rear-view camera.
The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 dry-sump engine has been tuned to produce 730 hp (544 kW / 740 PS), which makes it the most powerful variant to date. Power is transmitted to the rear axle through a six-speed sequential gearbox and a mechanical limited-slip differential. When combined with the lower weight of under 1,250 kg (2,756 pounds), the increased power output results in an improved power-to-weight ratio of 1.69 kg/hp. Predictably, the chassis has been specifically tuned for the track with a new adjustable suspension setup and stronger Brembo CCMR brakes.
We expect Maserati to reveal more photos and information for the Project24 as we move closer to the debut of the physical model sometime in the near future.