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Unveiling the Potent Power of Maserati MCXtrema

By Antonio Perez

Step into a world of potent power with the unveiling of the Maserati MCXtrema, redefining automotive excellence with its unparalleled performance.

Key Takeaways
  • Explore the raw power and exhilarating performance capabilities of the Maserati MCXtrema, setting new standards in its class.
  • Discover the innovative features and advanced technology integrated into the MCXtrema, enhancing both performance and driving experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the striking design elements and bold aesthetics that make the MCXtrema a true standout on the road.
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Witness the Maserati MCXtrema. An imposing 730-horsepower marvel ignited on the racing track in anticipation of its inaugural journey.

Enhancing this extraordinary offering are the MCXlusiva customization program and the bespoke MCXperience.

Modena, March 26, 2024 – Introducing the Maserati MCXtrema, the Trident’s relentless powerhouse, boasting 730 horsepower, poised to dominate its natural habitat: the racetrack. Engaging in a series of rigorous trials until late April, it seeks to pave the way for delivering the inaugural model, scheduled for late summer 2024.

The MCXtrema, a non-road-certified racing marvel limited to 62 units, was conceived to defy conventions and set new benchmarks. Serving as the epitome of Maserati’s DNA and the unmatched performance ingrained in everything crafted by the 100% Italian marque, the MCXtrema displays its disruptive prowess on the racing circuit, undergoing pivotal trials to gather crucial data for final adjustments. This exclusive creation of the Trident represents one of the brand’s most audacious ventures in terms of development, evolving from the Maserati MC20 super sports car, which served as its muse and foundation.

In February, it made its debut appearance at the Autodromo Varano de’ Melegari (Parma), with Maserati’s chief test driver, Andrea Bertolini, at the helm. Bertolini, a distinguished figure in the GT class with four world championships under his belt aboard the illustrious MC12, has played a crucial role in its evolution, meticulously refining its performance since its inception.

The shakedown in February and subsequent milestones aimed at enhancing its performance provided the ideal stage to unleash the full potential of its 730-horsepower (540-kilowatt) 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, a powerhouse derived from the Maserati Nettuno and elevated to unprecedented heights.

The MCXtrema has benefited from the latest and most advanced equipment available to Maserati worldwide. The Virtual Analysis team has made invaluable contributions, leveraging cutting-edge technology in the Maserati dynamic simulator, while the Powertrain Calibration team has adeptly managed the immense power delivered by the Nettuno engine. The insights garnered during the development of the Maserati MC20, coupled with rigorous component characterization and stringent engine bench tests, have ensured unparalleled accuracy in simulations, guaranteeing that the car would transition seamlessly from virtual to real-world testing stages, necessitating only minor fine-tuning.

The exhaustive virtual work conducted on the MCXtrema – approximately 200 hours in the Maserati dynamic simulator and 1000 hours of virtual analysis encompassing various simulations, coupled with feedback from real-world track experiences – combined with four years of prior development on the MC20 and subsequent engine reliability assessments, have culminated in the creation of an automotive masterpiece, epitomizing advanced engineering and innovation. The flawless design conceived by the Maserati Centro Stile converges seamlessly with the engineering imperatives of optimal aerodynamics tailored for every track configuration.


In the words of Andrea Bertolini, Maserati’s Chief Test Driver: “Venturing onto the track with a new car always evokes a sense of awe and excitement, particularly with the MCXtrema. A magnificent creation crafted to devour the asphalt and conquer corners with finesse, it stands as a pinnacle of mechanical and aerodynamic prowess, offering unparalleled balance and handling. For months, we collaborated with a team of highly skilled and passionate individuals, eagerly anticipating the moment we could unleash this finished masterpiece onto its natural terrain, following extensive virtual testing in sophisticated simulations. What truly sets this car apart is the exceptional teamwork behind its creation, resulting in a sports car of unparalleled magnificence. With the MCXtrema, we have pushed the boundaries of development even further, keeping the track in sight at all times, while prioritizing the needs of the Maserati clientele, for whom this car is meticulously crafted. The cockpit, designed around the driver, combines elements reminiscent of a fighter jet with those of a Formula 1 single-seater. The MCXtrema represents an evolution of the MC20, unencumbered by road regulations: with our Trident’s quintessential super sports car, we had already devoted considerable effort to refining its handling and overall architecture, culminating in this ultimate, extreme, and exhilarating iteration. Driving the MCXtrema is an experience unlike any other.”

MCXlusiva Customization Programme

MCXtrema customers are poised to receive an unparalleled experience.

From the initial stages of the car’s conception, Maserati has embarked on a personal journey with each MCXtrema customer, collaboratively exploring and attending to every detail, offering the epitome of bespoke automotive experiences.

Dubbed MCXlusiva, the Maserati customization program is exclusively tailored for the 62 patrons of the ‘beast,’ meticulously crafted to provide unprecedented personalization.

Maserati has left no stone unturned, ensuring that future owners of the Modena-based marque’s most potent track-focused offering feel exclusivity from every angle.

In addition to the sophisticated livery, featuring the bespoke Blue Xtrema hue crafted explicitly for this automotive masterpiece, the MCXlusiva program offers three distinct variants, each exuding its own identity and racing pedigree, meticulously crafted by the Maserati Centro Stile: Tech Beast, Corse, and Speed Beast.

Further personalization options include the choice of wheel rim color—matte Black or Grigio Corsa Bright—and three seat variations: blue, Black, or Ice.

Alternatively, the BEASTspoke variant caters to the more imaginative clientele, allowing them to select a personalized number for incorporation into the livery and choose the color of the steering wheel grips.

Another bespoke detail is the “One of 62” plate adorning the interior. It can be engraved with the MCXtrema customer’s name or any other inspiration they wish to bring to the track.

Exclusive MCXperience Services

Maserati has elevated the experience for MCXtrema owners with MCXperience, offering a suite of services exclusively reserved for ‘beast’ customers: an elite club providing a deep immersion into the world of Maserati racing alongside professional drivers and Maserati Corse Services technicians.

MCXperience also encompasses the Concierge service, granting access to on-track experiences, along with the MCXtrema kit, collaboratively designed by Maserati Centro Stile and tailored to evoke the sensations of professional racing in the MCXtrema.

Giovanni Sgro, Head of Maserati Corse: “The MCXtrema stands as the pinnacle of Maserati Corse’s racing endeavors, transcending its status as a mere automobile designed for the track. Centered around this racing marvel, synonymous with unparalleled power, exclusivity, and unmatched quality, we have crafted an entire universe dedicated to 62 of the marque’s enthusiasts, offering the ultimate driving experience: amidst the confines of a racetrack. The MCXtrema is a remarkable testament, a daring machine unbound by restraint, crafted to breathe life into an insatiable desire. A true marvel of racing.”

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“The Maserati MCXtrema epitomizes the perfect blend of power, performance, and style, setting a new benchmark in automotive excellence.”