It'd take some brass ones to drive on the road, and not just because of the impracticalities, size, value and sheer ostentatiousness of what is undeniably a racing car with numberplates. But I love the idea of driving up the M1 to Silverstone, putting in a few laps, having a brew and then driving back again. Gentleman racing type stuff, rebooted for the early 2000s hypercar era before things all went hybrid powered and over-complicated. The MC12 is raw, rude, uncouth and yet still somehow more elegant and glamorous than the Enzo on which it is based. Very Maserati.
So how much to add one of these to the dream fleet? Joe Macari has two advertised on PistonHeads; a road car and a GT1 version with race winning provenance. Prices for both are listed at a nominal £9,999,999, which seems rather steep even for a car of this rarity and about 10 times what you'd pay for an Enzo. Consider it POA dressed with a suitably attention grabbing number and no response to an email asking what the actual value might be. No matter; there's another road car in the signature white over blue coming up for sale at the Sotheby's Duemila Ruote auction and presented (like the 430 cars, 150 bikes and 60 boats) with no reserve. Taking place in Milan on November 25 it sounds like quite the sale. And unless things go properly silly it might even undercut the price listed by Macari's outfit.
Photography coutesy of Pistonheads.