What was previously known as Maserati’s “Project24” now has a new name – and it’s pretty straightforward to tell the driver what this car is about. It’s called the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema and is a 724-horsepower track-only race car that was developed to take over the helm of the MC12. It’s designed for gentleman racers and other enthusiasts looking for an intense track vehicle, and as it’s not a vehicle that’s approved for use on the road and is not a road-worthy model, the MCXtrema will be available to an equivalency of 62 people who will be able to test frequently on their track. It’s developed to appeal to only a select group of people with a higher price point It’s a totally different model from the road-oriented MC20 it’s built on.
2024 Maserati MCXtrema Redesign
It could share some of its elements and even a naming scheme with the MC20 but the latest 2024 Maserati MCXtrema Coupe is a distinct beast. The basic form is comparable and the MC20 coupe is sleek with curvaceous curves and full haunches the MCXtrema has completely different in all angles and is extremely strong. The company claims that since it didn’t have to be restricted by having to conform to the rules of being street-legal it could be an entirely new style that draws inspiration from the history of racing.
The Trident symbol and the Trident logo are prominently displayed on the outside of the Maserati MCXtrema, and while Maserati claims that the entire body can be drawn using the three-line design, it’s much easier to see the significance in the details that are found along the bodywork. From above the scoops on the hood form a triangular design, which is echoed on the rear of the vehicle. The massive rear wing is positioned on two struts, but it can also be supported with a prominent shark fin that creates a three-bladed design from the rear. The fin provides stability and the wing at the rear can be repositioned.
The taillights make the most obvious way to use the trident’s shape with three thin bars illuminating each corner, showing the proportions of the car to perfection. The rear diffuser has been sculpted that’s almost subtle when compared with its aggressive rear. The MCXtrema also comes with a flat underfloor that allows for better airflow. Aerodynamics was the primary element of the design. The front appearance that is characteristic of MCXtrema is highlighted by a large front splitter, which creates huge amounts of downforce. The race car features an air scoop that is large on its roof. It is mounted on custom 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, which have a central locking mechanism. The available exterior colors of the Maserati MCXtrema haven’t been made available, but given the only a few cars that can be made, the buyers can alter the appearance of their MCXtrema significantly.
Dimensions of the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema show it’s longer and larger than the MC20 however they have a 106.3-inch wheelbase. However, where the MC20 coupe measures under the 184-inch mark and width, the MCXtrema is 204.7 inches. In addition to mirrors outside as well, this MCXtrema measures 80.5 inches long and wide.
The height measurements will be fascinating considering that the MC20 is 48.2 inches tall and the most extreme model is expected to be even smaller. It is crucial to keep weight low for race cars. Therefore, it is no surprise that the 2024 MCXtrema has an estimated dry weight that is 2,866 lbs. Its use of polycarbonate as the side and windscreen as well as carbon fiber monocoque is the main reason for the reduction in weight in comparison to the MC20.
The twin-turbocharged Nettuno V6 engine that powers the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema makes around 100 horsepower more than the more road-oriented MC20 with the help of new turbochargers. The power goes into the rear wheel through an eight-speed sequential gearbox equipped with a racing clutch and via a limited-slip auto-locking mechanical differential.
Although Maserati states that the specs are 730 metric horsepower and 538 pounds-ft, the 538 kW figure is approximately 724 SAE horsepower. Maximum torque is available at 3000 rpm, which will provide an Italian racing car with savage acceleration of 0-60 mph. When you consider that the MC20 coupe can do it in just more than three minutes (according to test results from independent labs the automaker claims faster acceleration) The MCXtrema is likely to improve this significantly. It’s also free from the limitations set for road-going vehicles, its speeds will be much higher than 202 mph for the standard MC20.
The suspension and chassis of the MCXtrema are specifically created to harness the power of the engine. To accomplish this, it has motorsport-tuned double-wishbone suspensions, four-way racing springs, dampers, and an adjustable stabilizer bar that can be adjusted to track usage. The stopping power is provided by carbon-fiber racing brakes designed to be used in hardcore conditions and the Maserati Corse traction control system and racing exhaust help in assisting it to handle and sound just as a track car.
There aren’t any official figures on mpg for the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema, and it’s unlikely to be relevant as there’s no way for anyone to drive it other than race tracks. Still, if you’re wondering what kind of fuel consumption a car like this manages, you can use the regular MC20 as a guide: with 110 hp less and a heavier body, that car earns EPA ratings of 15/25/18 mpg on city/highway/combined cycles. We recognize that the MCXtrema is equipped with a FICA-compliant 31.7-gallon tank of fuel (15.85 gallons for the standard car) This means that you can continue to lap the longest time possible.
Interior And Cargo
In contrast to the road car it’s built on the MCXtrema has an interior designed solely for racing. It was built around three fundamental concepts (there’s that number, again) which are minimalism, restructure, and driver-involvement. The first one sees the interior stripped to its necessities – so minimal that a second seat for the passenger needs to be selected. Inside Maserati’s MCXtrema is housed in a safety cage that is not only for security but to give it more rigidity. The second principle is a factor the same way as ‘destructure’ refers to it. It’s the “naked effect” inside the car. The dashboard is devoid of any unnecessary plastic leaving just a single crossbeam which is purposeful and has a sporty look.
Despite the intense stripping in the stripping-down process, all contact zones for drivers have ergonomic pads that ensure comfort. The knee and seat areas are protected. For the driver-to-driver experience, the idea was to design a cockpit that was a perfect representation of racing. Everything is perfectly placed ergonomically and perfectly symmetrical for all instruments. This ensures that the driver is in complete control. This means that the driver can alter the pedal box as well as the steering column when they need to, and the visibility and position of different controls have been thoroughly researched.
Its steering wheel has been made of aluminum and carbon with a five-inch central display as well as the necessary buttons and rotary selectors to adjust various configurations when on track. Maserati would like drivers to have instant access to settings for the calibration of the steering wheel as well as brake balance, traction control, and engine techniques to allow them to tailor the experience according to personal driving style and track conditions, as well as the weather. Time data along with car parameters, including the pit limiter could all be managed via the cockpit.
There are two seats inside the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema, the standard version is a single racing seat, which comes with a six-point seatbelt as well as safety nets and an integrated roof hatch to protect the safety of the. While comfort isn’t considered a luxury the MCXtrema’s passengers are provided with air cooling and UV-reactive labels that allow devices to be visible in dim lighting as well as an adjustable display. Cargo space isn’t a thing in a track vehicle however, you can rest assured that an extinguisher for fire is kept inside the car.
2024 Maserati MCXtrema Release Date & Price
There’s no information on the release date for the 2024 Maserati MCXtrema, but since the car is under development, it’s unlikely to land on customers’ doorsteps of buyers anytime soon. The possibility of a late 2024 release is plausible. The majority of the production line-up of 62 is expected to arrive in the USA however it’s important to note that all 62 models are already available for purchase. We’re not certain what it costs to join this exclusive group of racers who are gentlemanly, but the automaker has stated that the cost of the Maserati MCXtrema could be seven digits which suggests that it could be less than $2 million.
Cars with a particular interest are one of them is the Pagani Huayra R with its powerful V12 engine. It produces 838 horsepower and was designed specifically for racing with an MSRP of more than $3 million. Gordon Murray has done something similar to his T.50s Niki Lauda – and it’s limited to only 25 cars, it’s more exclusive than its competitors.