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Old 6th March 2004, 17:09   #16
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ya Ferrari cud do that. But that'll be after 10 years. When the F70 comes out. Till then they wudnt want a Enzo-engined car to be mor powerful than the Enzo.
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What do you think they'll name the F70? How about a tribute their greatest fan......."Ferrari Dippy" sounds good doesn't it??

I can already see that grin on Dip's face

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Old 16th March 2004, 22:19   #18
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Maserati's Enzo no match for Ferrari's

Maserati’s spectacular new MC12 supercar is both slower and more expensive than the Ferrari Enzo on which it is based.

The Trident’s new track car for the street marks a return to the dramatic styling of the long-tail Le Mans Group C racers of the ’80s.

The MC12’s race-shaped proportions lead to its huge 5.1m length – up 440mm over the Enzo – while the wheelbase jumps by 150mm to 2800mm. A massive 2m-wide rear wing and small spoiler in the upper tail section of the body produce more downforce than the Ferrari’s adjustable spoiler.

Maserati claims 205mph for the MC12, against the Enzo’s 217mph, and admits it’s slightly slower against the clock: 0-62mph takes 3.8sec, versus 3.7sec. Both are powered by the 6.0-litre V12 developed for the Ferrari, though the Maser’s 623bhp is 27bhp down on the Enzo. Maserati claims 1335kg for the MC12, 30kg lower than its in-house rival.
The longer body necessitated a Maserati-specific carbonfibre chassis and body, while the push-rod wishbone suspension follows the Enzo’s.

Maserati originally planned a small batch of 25 MC12s costing 475,000 (50,000 more than the Enzo), but now plans to build a further 25 next year.

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"Both are powered by the 6.0-litre V12 developed for the Ferrari, though the Maserati's 623bhp is 27bhp down on the Enzo"

Thanks for clearing my suspiscions V12 !
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The car surely looks better than the enzo...if you look closely (which i'm sure most of u did ! ) u see that the windshield & the window looks the same as that of the enzo. The nose of the car is decidedly better than enzo. But i dont understand one thing that is if they price it higher than the enzo with less power then who's gng to buy it ! I'm sure all of u will agree that maserati brand doesn't sound as exotic as the Enzo..

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Old 17th March 2004, 05:23   #21
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RJ,

Im sure there are a lot of buyers out there who want a peice of the enzo but could not get it. This car does have the heart of an enzo afterall, and im sure the buyers wont talk about the 27hp less, but instead the 50,000pounds more!! ;-]

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ya thats what. the Maserati MC is less powerful and costlier than the Enzo. Cud be because they are only 50 editions.
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50 editions or pieces?

People who buy Maseratis are doing so for the exclusivity, the sheer aura of the brand. I dont think too many of them would give a damn about the 27 horse deficit

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I never liked the Enzo, so how can i like a car that is even remotely based on it??. Anyways forget the F70, the F60 should be available by 2007-2008.
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Also just to remove any confusion the Enzo is NOT the F60. It is just a version in between it.
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Hahaha.....i just remembered something and thought it would be well suited to this thread >

Enzo Ferrari once said - "I sell the engine, the body comes for free."
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hahaha..Enzo is the man... "Aerodynamics are for people who can't make engines"
hahaha..lol
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Never seen an MC12 in Black before this!

Source: Charlie Davis Photography
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