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Trident on the hub of a Maserati MC12
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Zeljko in Slovenia

A Maserati Quattroporte IV V8 'Evo' interior restored to the earlier 'Ottocilindri' model


Dear Enrico:

Good spirits to you! Herewith the images of my Maserati Quattroporte IV V8 Evoluzione, manual transmission, I have restored to the non-Evo look. As you know, Ferrari made improvements on that car when it took over Maserati but it also made some unpleasant changes such as removal of Maserati oval clock (most regretful), wooden air inlets in cabin, wooden door locks, front seats - to name just most obvious ones.

I located a crashed manual Ottocilindri model with the V8 engine in Germany. Chassis, engine with gearbox and some interior parts I still have left as I write this in mid-August 2007), acquired above mentioned parts and had them installed. I omitted the outer door handles with the engraved logo, as I agree it's not necessary to have too many company logos on the car.

With all this the car is unique piece; moreover, its LPG conversion made it even more unique (images are on your Enthusiasts' Page 103).

What I like the most about that car is its understated looks, it turns the heads of those only who know and they are rare. I believe it's unwise to rise attention as it backfires.

Keep up good work!



Original passenger's seat

Original driver's seat

Original front seats and dashboard with clock

Original Maserati clock in original wooden trim with ventilation grille

Original Maserati clock in original wooden trim with grilles

The view of my Quattroporte IV from overhead

Wooden air inlet under the windshield

Wooden exterior lights control on the steering wheel

Wood veneered dashboard trim with clock

Wooden steering wheel and instrument binnacle

Wooden doorlock knob and inner door handle with logo

Wooden window air vent on driver's side door

Wooden air vent on passenger's side door
From 'edo competition' in Germany

Introduction of the edo MC12 Corsa


Sport suspension with nose lift function
Specially designed high-flow exhaust system
New high-performance brake system
New tire & wheel package








ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF edo competition


During last year’s FIA GT championship Maserati drove their competitors into the ground with the MC12 GT1 (which already spawned the MC12). On the occasion of the overall victory, Maserati introduced the limited edition (12 units) MC12 Corsa.

The Über-Maserati weighs nearly 400 kg (880 lbs) less than the base MC12 (1,150 instead of 1,531 kg [2530 lbs instead of 3368 lbs]). This corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.5 kg / hp (3.36 lb / hp). With 755 hp and 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) of torque, the Corsa will run circles around the regular MC12 (632 hp).

edo competition does not shy away from extreme sports cars such as this one; instead it gives them finishing touches! Consequently a special suspension system developed by edo competition and manufactured by KW was fitted. The independently adjustable compression and rebound damping permits truly individual suspension setups. The unique system, with its three different adjustments, allows for low-speed compression damping characteristics to be altered while the high-speed settings, having a strong influence on ride-quality, remain constant. True racing technology for the road! Additionally the nose lift function available on the regular MC12 is carried over to avoid front and underbody damage.

Engine-wise, edo competition leaves the 755 hp–strong MC12 Corsa untouched. However, the 6.0-liter V12 now announces its power through a newly developed edo competition high-flow exhaust system – and it does so with a soundtrack guaranteed to induce goose bumps! The sports exhaust system with electronically controlled butterfly valves provides visual cues to the MC12 Corsa’s power thanks to dual exhaust tips, each with a diameter of 100 mm (4 in). edo competition put a strong emphasis on quality during its construction. The muffler and exhaust tips are made from durable V2A stainless steel. And, not to be overlooked: a remote control to adjust the sound intensity has been installed!

For better cold braking properties during road use, edo competition employed a ceramic composite high-performance brake system with 396 mm (15.6 in) rotors in the front and 360 mm (14.2 in) rotors in the rear along with special brake pads at both ends.

edo competition had newly developed forged wheels (in black) custom made for the edo MC12 Corsa. On the front axle they’re of size 10 J x 19 and on the rear axle of size 13 J x 20. The wheels employed by edo competition are shod with 265/35 ZR19 (front) and 335/30 ZR20 (rear) tires.

An official approval for road service is in preparation so that this unique edo MC12 can also be admired outside of the race track.

edo MC12 Corsa Specifications

  • Engine - 6.0-ltr. V12
  • Power - 755 hp (555 kW) at 8000 rpm
  • Torque - 740 Nm (546 ft-lb) at 5500 rpm
  • Top speed - 326 km/h (203 mph) (source: Maserati)
  • 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) - < 3 seconds (source: Maserati)
  • 0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph) - 6 seconds (source: Maserati)
  • Curb weight - 1,150 Kg (2535 lb)
  • Body - Carbon fiber, monocoque
  • Transmission - F1, 6-speed
  • Production - 12 + 3 prototypes
  • Price - > 1.200.000 Euro

    Modifications 'edo competition' - on request

    More information about edo competition’s extensive modification program is available at
    From Marc in the USA

    "Dear Enrico,

    Thank you for the article and the fascinating information enclosed. I should be able to comprehend the text.

    I am delighted to send you more pics of my 'can' and of the 6CM.

    Warmest regards,



    Il Tridente - Il segno della Maserati

    The Gurney/Moss Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

    Marc's Maserati Ghibli SS with very rare 1955 Siata 208S
    ("which undoubtedly inspired the AC Cobra")


    A 1938 Maserati Tipo 6CM - at rest ...

    ... and play!

    Marc's Ghibli SS leads a pack of Italian cars at the Lime Rock race track
    From Francisco in Mexico

    Maserati Indy 4700


    "Hello Mr. Enrico,

    I´m Francisco from Mexico and I would like to share these photos of my Maserati Indy 4700 #AM116/47*1378* with you. But, I also have a question, please help me. I don´t know where the engine number is. Do you know where are the numbers for the engine of the Maserati Indy 4.7??

    In the top of the left valve cover I found this number, 107/3MD67453, and in the rear of the crank bell I found this number M 107/1, and in the front of the block I found the number 3202.

    Thank you very much for you time.


    P.S. By the way, my Indy is also available for sale!"
















    From Ken in London

    Congestion Charge hiked for gas-guzzlers in London


    Low-efficiency cars could be hit with a congestion charge of £25 ("friends, that around US $50 or EURO 37,00") under tough new measures announced by London mayor Ken Livingstone.

    Under the plans, which are going out to public consultation, cars which produce larger amounts of CO2 will pay charges above the current £8.

    The highest-polluting vehicles account for about 8% of London-registered cars.

    The London Assembly Conservatives said the mayor was "using the environment as cover for raising revenue".

    'Gesture politics'

    Congestion charge spokeswoman for the London Assembly Conservatives, Angie Bray, said: "This will achieve a negligible effect on carbon emissions in London.

    "The biggest contributor to carbon emissions in London is the stationary traffic, caused by the chronic jams, made worse by the mayor's constant meddling with traffic lights, road humps and bus lanes.

    "This is nothing more than rather expensive gesture politics, using the environment as cover for raising revenue."

    Joe Macari, who runs a central London Ferrari and Maserati dealership, said the new charge would damage businesses and unjustly penalise the wealthy.

    He said the charge could end up costing his customers as much as £6,500 a year.

    It's just going to hurt British industry

    Joe Macari, performance car dealer

    He said: "They're already working harder to afford the things they want to afford, why should they be penalised for being successful?

    "I think his personal views are getting in front of what is good for the country, the capital and the's just going to hurt British industry."

    But Mr Livingstone said the hike was intended to reflect those vehicles "that make the biggest contribution to global warming".

    He said: "Londoners are becoming increasingly aware of the need to tackle climate change and this summer's floods were a reminder of the urgency with which we need to reduce CO2 emissions.

    Most drivers unaffected

    "The highest CO2 emitting cars - like some of the so-called Chelsea tractors, high-powered sports cars and luxury executive cars - can produce twice as much carbon dioxide as the kind of car driven by the average Londoner."

    He said the charges would only apply to those driving within the congestion zone, which was recently extended into west London.

    Most road users would be unaffected by the new charges and the least polluting vehicles would not have to pay the congestion charge at all.

    The vehicles that would fall into the £25-a-day category are those in vehicle excise duty band G, which produce 225g of CO2 per kilometre, and vehicles with engines larger than 3,000cc that were registered before March 2001.


    From an enthusiast in Belgium

    "Hi Enrico,

    Last weekend at the Belgian coast I did spot another yellow Maserati Quattroporte V ... looks like that English model is not the only one promoting the sale of bananas ...




    ... and from the light-hearted side of the World of Maserati
    From David in the UK

    "Hi Henry,

    Hope you are enjoying the day.

    At great expense I have bought myself a Maserati Spyder and wondered if I could enter it into the concourse at Stamford Hall, seriously for a bit of fun, or am I being silly? I know they are short of entrants, it has FSH and never been used in the rain, skyhook suspension, taxed, waxed!!!!!

    A snip at GB £65,000 or very near offers, test drives recommended.

    Kind regards,



    David's ultra-fast Spyder!

    A concours winner if ever I saw one!

    Overwhelming favourite of the younger Maseratisti!

    But can David get in it ???
    From Enrico in the UK

    "Hi David,

    I would like to present my latest acquisition, a carbon-footprinted Biturbo Spyder. One careful owner, low mileage, very economical and environmentally friendly!

    A must for all Maseratisti!



    Little and large Maseratis!

    Headlights ready for night driving in France!!

    I think David's got competition!

    Battery powered and pedal free!
    From 'Mad Plumb' in the UK

    "New sprint 'Bath Tub', early stages yet, but showing promise.

    Note lowered new white 'Bath Tub' in background and the newly developed lightweight crashhelmet, designed and manufactured by Quacka-Quacka, as modelled by Reg !!!

    Mad Plum."


    Note the negative camber for extra grip.

    Ground effect is via a 'U' bend!!

    Note the shortened wheelbase!

    "Let's go away and think about it!"

    Reg's new 'Rocket', a 420i fitted with ...

    ... a 2.8-litre fuel injected engine!

    "The rear differential looks okay! But, what's it good for?"



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