Monday, November 2, 2009

Maserati MC12, new “King of the Ring”

I know we talked a lot this week about the Nurburgring race track due to the conflict between Porsche and Nissan, because the Japanese manufacturer says that its GT-R is fast enough to set a lap record of 7 minutes and 29 seconds while the German manufacturer says Nissan is not telling the truth. Well, enough about them: today was a big day and supercars such as the Ferrari Enzo, Koenigsegg CCX, Maserati MC12, Pagani Zonda F Clubsport and Porsche Carrera GT wanted to claim the title of the new “King of the Ring”.

Many of you expected the 901 hp Koenigsegg CCX to win the competition but surprise, the car was the last due to the fact that the peaky way in which the power is delivered made it challenging to control. After the Koenigsegg came the Porsche Carrera GT (7m28s), followed closely by the Enzo with 7m25s. The Pagani came second with 7:24.65. On the first place was the 630 hp Maserati MC12, with 7:24.29. Designed for high level road use, the Maserati MC12 can exceed 330 km/h (205 mph) at full throttle, while sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds.