Maserati has revealed the production version of its hardcore track-only racer based on the MC20 supercar that’s “dedicated to the excellence of gentleman drivers and racing car enthusiasts”.

Dubbed the Maserati MCXtrema, this racer was previously referred to as Project24 and has only been depicted in computer-generated imagery until now.

The Italian manufacturer intends to produce only 62 examples of the MCXtrema globally, with every single unit already sold.

The MCXtrema is powered by an uprated version of the MC20’s 3.0-litre ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 540kW of power and 740Nm of torque. This is 77kW and 10Nm more than the road-going MC20.

Maserati claims to have been able to achieve the higher outputs thanks to new turbochargers, a racing exhaust, as well as high-performance combustion calibration.

This twin-turbo V6 engine is mated to a six-speed sequential transmission with a racing clutch and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Drive is sent to the rear wheels only with a limited-slip mechanical self-locking differential.

The MCXtrema has an “ultra-light” carbon-fibre monocoque, along with new double-wishbone suspension that has been designed to “master all possible track conditions”.

There are also four-way racing dampers, springs and anti-roll bar that can be fully adjusted and tuned for different track environments.

The racer comes with bespoke centre-locking 18-inch forged aluminium wheels that are wrapped in either racing slick or wet tyres.

Providing the stopping power are a set of ventilated carbon-fibre racing brakes that come with a brake-bias remote adjuster.

The exterior of the Maserati MCXtrema has been designed with aerodynamics front of mind, with elements like the front splitter, rear wing, shark fin, rear diffuser, minimal ride height, and fully flat underfloor creating the “perfect shape”.

The track-only racer measures in at 5199mm long and 2045mm wide, which is 530mm longer and 80mm wider than the regular MC20. It also has a dry weight of approximately 1300kg.

Inside, the MCXtrema comes with a FIA-spec roll cage, safety nets, fire extinguisher and integrated safety roof hatch in order to comply with racing regulations.

There’s also a fixed racing bucket seat with four-point mounting and a six-point racing safety harness, as well as an adjustable racing pedal box, adjustable steering column, and an air-conditioning system. A passenger seat is optional.

Ahead of the driver is a carbon-fibre steering wheel with an integrated 5.0-inch central display, buttons and rotary selectors.

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Jack Quick

Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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