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MASERATI MC12 STRADALE

MASERATI MC12 STRADALE

Palm Springs, CA

One of 50 built by the Maserati (Ferrari) factory, and one of only 10 in the United States, Ray Magnon of Riverside, California, displayed this Maserati MC12. Built in 2004 and 2005, the street cars were built for homologation requirements, in order to allow Maserati to run a competition variant of the car in the FIA GT Championship, one of the major European-based racing series. The track car is called the "MC12 Versione Competizione", the street version is dubbed the "Maserati MC12 Stradale". Each of them were pre-sold for Euro600,000, about USD$911,557 using the current exchange rate. The car is built on the Ferrari Enzo chassis, but the car itself is much larger than the Enzo; MC12 weighs-in at just under 3,000 pounds. The engine is a 6.0 Liter V12 producing 630 horsepower. Its transmission is the Maserati version of the Ferrari semi-automatic, called "Maserati Cambiocorsa". Magnon's son, Doug, is president of the California Chapter of the Maserati Club, and he arranged for the many Maseratis which attended the Desert Classic; indeed, Maserati was the featured marque.

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