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Old 15 Sep 2020, 19:47 (Ref:4002667)   #46
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I see really unlikely to update a based street car to LMH specs.
For sure it can be done according to regulamentations, but forget to reach performance window of a bespoke prototype.
Assuming those Aston-lobbied provisions are still in regs at all.
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Old 15 Sep 2020, 20:09 (Ref:4002673)   #47
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Assuming those Aston-lobbied provisions are still in regs at all.
as soon a manufacturer will show some interest to bring an updated road car to lmh specs, ACO will allow it in a couple of seconds.
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 20:02 (Ref:4002843)   #48
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That would be very strange after all the fanfare, the presence of Bertolini and CEO's big quote "We're going back to racing!" at the MC20 unveiling.

If you ask me, MC20 could be turned into anything from GT4 to LMH.
I think the range of alternative classes for the Maserati MC20 is likely to be from GT4 to whatever GT3/GTE equivalent class FIA etc. eventually decide.
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 20:31 (Ref:4002852)   #49
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Maserati has a ton of recent experience from GT4 racing with the Gran Turismo MC GT4, but mostly through customer teams. The factory effort with the Gran Turismo GT4 focused on the early years (2009-2010) and then the Trofeo series.

I would be very surprised if the factory gets directly involved in GT4 this time, although a GT4 customer version of the MC20 may make sense, just like Aston Martin, Mclaren, and Mercedes provide GT4 cars to private teams.

However, a GT3/GTE factory-backed effort makes 100% sense
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 21:32 (Ref:4002871)   #50
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However, a GT3/GTE factory-backed effort makes 100% sense
We all remember the last factory-supported GT3 effort ;-)

https://www.racecar-engineering.com/...new-gt3-racer/
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 22:36 (Ref:4002884)   #51
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We all remember the last factory-supported GT3 effort ;-)

https://www.racecar-engineering.com/...new-gt3-racer/
If I remember correctly, the Gran Turismo GT3 was developed by the private Swiss Team, with some support from the Maserati factory.

It achieved some success in GT3 competition, including a race win at the GT Sprint in Vallelunga in 2012 against an array of Ferrari 458s, Porsche GT3 RSR, Corvette Z06s, and a podium (3P) in the same series in 2013 in Monza against similar opposition.

Quite clearly, the effort was seriously underfunded, and did unfortunately not last long, but despite of that it achieved credible success.
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Old 16 Sep 2020, 22:43 (Ref:4002888)   #52
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infact maserati gt gt3 was mainly a private effort of swiss team with really poor support from maserati. Basically almost same story of emil frey "jaguar"
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infact maserati gt gt3 was mainly a private effort of swiss team with really poor support from maserati. Basically almost same story of emil frey "jaguar"
I know, hence I posted factory-supported rather than factory-backed. The Jaguar XK was completely without factory support.
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Just another mono cup - "effective" managers are afraid of competition.
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Just another mono cup - "effective" managers are afraid of competition.
It would be surprising if that is the case. The company has been signalling a return to high level racing; not a mono-marque series.
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