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Published on March 22nd, 2013 | by James Allen

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Maserati to release LaFerrari-based MC12 successor?

Reports have started to hit the web suggesting that the recently revealed LaFerrari won’t the only F1-inspired hypercar to emerge from Italy in the near future.

Maserati_MC12According to Car Magazine, Maserati is at least considering a successor to the MC12 from 2004, which will most likely be underpinned by LaFerrari technology and architecture.

That doesn’t mean the new Maser will be a cut and paste job, with Car‘s insider sources claiming the electric motors and additional battery packs will be ditched, and the bodywork will most likely be more focused on reducing aerodynamic drag than increasing downforce.

It’s also being suggested that the engine will be less powerful than the LaFerrar’s, as it will be based on a quad-turbo version of the 3.8 V8 in the current Quattroporte rather than the 6.3 litre Ferrari V12.

With a production run allegedly being limited to just 50 units, though, Maserati sources say the MC12 successor will be able to justify having a pricetag that’s not far off from what Ferrari charges for its new £1,000,000+ flagship.

Unsurprisingly, given this isn’t a 100% verified project, no release dates were confirmed. However, Car’s insider sources suggest that if the MC12 Mk II gets the green light we’ll perhaps get a chance to see it in 2015.

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