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    Maserati MC12

    Hi guys.

    Thought its time for a new build thread

    I have a choice of three, SLR Mercedes, 250SWB, but the MC12 keeps on winning.

    So far the computer work is done, & i will start the body buck in the next few weeks.
    Power plant wise, I will be using the same setup as with the Zonda, But with a different v12, cant fit a Mercedes to a Maserati, it just seems wrong.
    More than likely will be fitting a Lexus v12 with itb's. That also seems wrong, but there's no chance finding a Maserati v12.

    Cheers
    Jose'

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    The Maserati looks like a winner to me!

    What happened to the zonda? Did you finish it? Do you have an update on it? It was my favorite build!

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    Casper,
    The Zonda stood for a while, but it is almost ready to get back on its wheels. With some new R wheels, and quite a few upgrades since last.
    I had to change the whole rear frame, just to accommodate the wider rear wheels, & Im busy fitting individual throttle bodies at the moment. There are some pics my site.

    Looking forward to the mc12, finally something new

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoseOSI View Post
    Hi guys.

    Thought its time for a new build thread

    I have a choice of three, SLR Mercedes, 250SWB, but the MC12 keeps on winning.

    So far the computer work is done, & i will start the body buck in the next few weeks.
    Power plant wise, I will be using the same setup as with the Zonda, But with a different v12, cant fit a Mercedes to a Maserati, it just seems wrong.
    More than likely will be fitting a Lexus v12 with itb's. That also seems wrong, but there's no chance finding a Maserati v12.

    Cheers
    Jose'
    Why not a Maserati v8 and f1 transmission from a quattroporte ?

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    Hi Cutlass442
    The v8 is a option in the back of my mind, but with the size of the car, the v8 will look lost in the big space to fill.
    I had the same idea with the zonda, v8 twin turbo, & with the v8 fitted there was so much space around it that it just looked out if place.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyw20RCk8Yo
    Plus the v12 sounds great
    Cheers
    Jose'

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    Hi Guys.
    Just for everyone that would like to see how the Gullwing came out that i build for Kevin.
    Took way too long:-), but worth the effort.

    Everyone have a good festive season.

    Cheers
    Jose'


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW56IT0NPKo

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    Neat project! I would love to see you do a bugatti eb110 as well.
    Have you considered a 6.0L xjs v12?

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    Jag's v12 is more of a cruiser engine than a power plant, also it's older than the dinosaurs. Noble's proved that real power is with a turboed v6. I love v8's and 12's but with emissions and forced induction v6's have more potential lb for lb. The Germans produced a better v12 than us Brits.
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    Thats what i was going to say:-)
    I much prefer the modern engines.

    A link to the A6 i did a while back that was featured in another mag.
    Shes still going strong, but i had to give her a repaint due to a argument the owner had with a lamp post....
    https://www.rcnmag.com/garage/to-mirror-a-maserati

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    If you'd consider v10s the audi s6/s8/rs6 would be great choices.

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