What if Maserati had a LaFerrari of its own? Meet the MC-63, created by Andrea Ortile

There is a great expectation towards the production version of the Maserati Alfieri. Some say it will never come, but the fact that Maserati is controlled by Ferrari could always mean something. And Maserati models are more of the GT kind than sports cars. This is why it would be really nice to imagine a GT created over the LaFerrari, for example. And we do not even have to be that creative, since the Italian designer Andrea Ortile has already been for us. This is the Maserati MC-63, a “LaMaserati” with a Gran Turismo soul.

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Since the MC-63 would be based on Ferrari’s latest supercar, it would share most of its technical specifications. The LaFerrari was 4.70 m long, 1.99 m wide, 1.12 m and had a wheelbase of 2.65 m. It’s curb weight was 1,585 kg.

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It was powered by a 6.3 V12 engine that delivered 588 kW at 9,000 rpm and 700 Nm at 6,750 rpm. In the MC-63, it would also be visible in all its glory. The mighty V12 was aided by a HY-KERS system that increase total power to 708 kW and 900 Nm. A Maserati MC-63 would be probably less powerful, but more comfortable.

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Ortile has searched for inspiration on the 1961 Maserati Tipo 63, of the Birdcage series. The image above shows the cars share the same proportions. Nice way to reinforce the heritage of the trident brand.

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Just like Brian Wilson, we would like to ask: wouldn’t it be nice if Ferrari ever gave it a shot? Wouldn’t it be nice if Maserati could have the chance to build a MC-63? Wouldn’t it be nice?

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.