The Versione Corse is a track-only car based on Maserati’s MC12 GT1 race car from the FIA GT-championship–the same car that won the Manufacturers’ Championship back in 2005. This black example is the first of the 12 Versione Corses built, and it’s being sold at an auction in Germany and bidding has already reached 1.45 million euros (approximately $2.25 million).
The Versione Corse features a modified version of the 6.0-liter V-12 shared by Ferrari’s FXX supercar and develops a full 744 horsepower, up from 621 hp in the standard model. Accelerating to 62 mph takes just 3.8 seconds, while maximum speed is a lofty 202 mph. Drive is sent through a heavily revised version of the six-speed Cambiocorsa gearbox, which has been designed to offer faster gear changes.
This particular example features a build-plate signifying that it is in fact the first car in the limited production series, and anyone buying the car will be treated with special track days run by Maserati.
Other features of the car include an electronically controlled exhaust system, a data logging system, 19-inch alloys with modified fenders, an automatic air-jack, Alcantara trim, Brembo brakes and a central locking system. This one is also unique, in that it has been made road-legal.