ROARS INTO GOODWOOD WITH DUNLOP
Dunlop will be presenting the most extreme Maserati of all time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 755bhp, 204mph Maserati MC12 Corsa was originally designed for the race track, but former German Touring Car (DTM) driver Hubert Haupt ordered his for the road – fitted with the latest Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tyres.
The MC12 Corse is a sister of the MC12 Competizione which won both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the 2006 FIA GT Championship. The Corse version accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 3.4 seconds and at 160mph its racing aerodynamic package delivers a massive downforce of 1,400kg.
Such extreme acceleration and aerodynamic force demands road tyres with a racing pedigree. Haupt raced on Dunlop in the DTM and chose to stick with Dunlop for this unique project. .
Haupt explains his motivation for buying the first of the twelve 1.2 million Euro cars: “To own the No1 is something very special. Rejecting such an offer was almost impossible.”
The Dunlop Sport Maxx GT’s racing-inspired silica tread compound reinforces the tyre properties without compromising on dry grip, wet performance or mileage. In addition, the flatter contact patch on the outside areas of the tread delivers better road feedback, especially when cornering.
The MC12 Corse is shod with the Dunlop Sport Maxx GT in the dimensions 315/30 ZR 19 (front) and 325/35 ZR 19 (106Y) XL (rear) respectively: the perfect choice for the Italian supersports car.
The Maserati will be showcased in Dunlop’s exclusive area at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 11th to the 13th, situated in the Stable Yard alongside Dunlop’s legendary Le Mans winning Jaguar, Porsche and Bentley display.