Rare Barchetta Maserati put up for saleAugust 9, 2018
The auction house Sotheby’s will auction one of 17 copies of the unique Maserati Barchetta, built for the Grantrofeo Monomarca Barchetta Maserati monocube in the 90s. The open double sports car became the last project of the then head of the Italian brand Alejandro de Tomaso.
At the heart of the Maserati Barchetta is a tubular frame made of light alloys and composite materials. The partitions are made of magnesium. The composite body is made of aluminum, carbon and fiberglass. The weight of the Barchetta is only 775 kilograms. The sports car is equipped with a two-liter V6 engine with two superchargers, the output of which is 320 horsepower, and a six-speed transmission.
In due time Maserati Barchetta could be considered the fastest monocub race car. From a place to 100 kilometers per hour sports car accelerated in 4.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the car was 270 kilometers per hour.
In 2016, the German studio Edo Competition built for Maserati a road version of the racing supercar MC12 Corse. Created in a single copy of the car was named MC12 VC. The car was exhibited in the museum of the Italian brand in Modena.
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