Upon the discharge of Maserati’s MC20, the supercar shortly earned rave critiques for each its design and its efficiency. Writing at InsideHook concerning the MC20 Cielo earlier this yr, Nicholas McClelland hailed the ability of its engine: “Blindfolded, you may suppose somebody was cold-starting a diesel tractor,” he deduced. All of which factors to loads of energy beneath the hood of the MC20 — all of which makes drawing on a few of that very same engineering for a automobile designed to race really feel just like the logical subsequent step for Maserati.
As Autoblog experiences, that’s exactly what’s occurred. Maserati confirmed its return to the racing circuit at 24 Hours of Spa with information of the GT2, which makes use of a Nettuno V6 engine akin to the one discovered within the MC20. As per the automaker’s announcement, racing followers will have the ability to see the GT2 make its debut later this yr within the 2023 Fanatec GT European Collection. The GT2 can even compete within the entirety of the 2024 season.
The GT2 follows Maserati’s work in Formulation E, which lately noticed the automaker win in Jakarta — Maserati’s first win of its type since 1957, as Racer reported.
“The choice to return to trace racing types a part of a radical strategic framework, inaugurated this yr with the debut in Formulation E, to which we have now now added our return to the world of GT competitions,” stated Maserati CEO Davide Grasso in an announcement.
Later this yr, we’ll see how that return appears in follow — for now, let the anticipation start.
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