Maserati has revealed the GT2 at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium, following a shakedown session in March 2023 and a variety of further tests to optimize the chassis. The unveiling marks Maserati’s return to GT competition, with the brand having cut its teeth on the MC12 between 2005 and 2010.
The thoroughbred racing car’s design draws design inspiration from multiple Maserati endeavors such as the MC12 and the racing version of the MC20 super sportscar with which the GT2 shares its powertrain – a race-tuned Nettuno V6 engine with an output of more than 630ps.
Developed for entry into championships or individual events reserved for the GT2 class, the Maserati GT2 will make its on-track debut during the last few events of the 2023 Fanatec GT European Series. Following this, the GT2 will compete in the entire 2024 season.
“Our DNA and our spirit have always lain in racing,” said Davide Grasso, CEO of Maserati. “Our story began and developed from the track to the road. The decision to return to track racing forms part of a thorough strategic framework, inaugurated this year with the debut in Formula E, to which we have now added our return to the world of GT competitions. Now more than ever we want to rekindle and nourish that competitive passion that has always characterized and motivated us to achieve major milestones.”
The OEM’s return to GT competitions was made possible through a collaboration between the Maserati Innovation Lab and the Centro Stile Maserati and using Maserati’s dynamic simulator.