In 2004, Maserati gave us the show-stopping MC12 and here are just some of the reasons we love it so much.
First of all, this unbelievable beast of a car ticks all the right boxes for any racing fan, whilst being completely road legal!
It is a road-going version of Maserati’s GT race car, decked out with an exclusive white and blue livery to result in a look that is far from anything they have produced before or since.
There is a carbon fiber body and the exterior features include a distinctive large nose, wing spoiler and roof-mounted center air intake.
There is also a set of 4 exhaust pipes to the rear and a removable hard top to transform the MC12 into an even sportier looking spyder.
When you enter the MC12, via one of the two conventionally hinged doors, you are greeted by a designer blue leather interior but there is no radio or stereo present.
Fortunately, the V12 engine more than makes up for this as the sounds produced are a perfect accompaniment to any journey; although not deafening, the tones are at just the right level and there is also a pleasing lack of wind noise in the cabin.
Reaching over 205mph, this not-so-little supercar packs a punch whilst being remarkably simply to drive and easy to handle.
The high price of the Maserati MC12, along with its very limited production run, makes this a very exclusive car and those who are fortunate enough to own one are the envy of car fans worldwide.
This iconic hypercar is full of personality and character, with styling that tells the world that this machine is built for just one thing – speed!