Maserati prepares to return to the GT championship he will face with the new GT2 which will be officially presented at the end of June in Belgium, on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Spa. The development of the new racing car continues and the GT2 has entered the track for testing onVarano de Melegari race track.
The GT2 project is an important part of the trident manufacturer’s new motorsport program, which began last year with the announcement of a Formula E landing.
While waiting to discover all the features of the new GT2, the automaker has provided some details and also shared some new images. The machine can count on one central carbon fiber monocoqueand the body is made of composite materials.
Much attention has been paid to developing the right downforce balancing, and the lower section has been specifically designed to work better with the front splitter and adjustable rear wing. The body, Maserati emphasizes, is removable, with the possibility of quick removal for optimal replacement of components.
The beating heart of the Maserati GT2 is Nettuno V6 engine with 463 kW/630 hp from Maserati MC20, is taken to a higher level here. Other technical features of this racing car include a six-speed sequential racing gearbox and special racing suspension components (from anti-roll bars to adjustable shock absorbers front and rear).
Inside the cabin, we see a carbon fiber instrument panel and a 10-inch display integrated with the dashboard. The Maserati GT2 is designed for sports teams and gentleman drivers who will take part in GT2 championships. Andrea BertoliniMaserati test driver commented:
The first few days have always been something unique, especially for me, who was lucky enough to lead Maserati to success during the GT1 World Championship by winning 4 titles, and today we are going to be back on the track with another great car. We did a lot of runs and the first results are positive. Getting back to GT driving was exciting, I saw that all the people were very enthusiastic and motivated. We have focused on developing a product not only for competitors, but also the ideal vehicle for our gentlemen drivers in terms of handling, comfort and performance. We want them to have a unique feeling about this car. In recent months we have done intensive work on the simulator, thanks to the commitment of the fantastic team, which I thank, and the most positive thing is that after these first few days, the correspondence with reality is at the highest level. We are waiting for an intense series of test days to be ready to return to the track.
Source: HD Motori
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