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More than 150 mph at the end of the straight line, it is a nice track for powerful cars like ours !
 

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What kind of tires/wheels were you using?

Do you also drive this car on the street, or is it just a track car?

By the way, that video's really sweet! :D
 

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Another thing. . .I'm amazed at how flat your car cornered. I saw in another thread how you were changing the suspension to the Trofeo setup. You must also have great brakes, because I don't see stock brakes performing as well for as long as required in that race.

How long did you race? In the video, you passed everycar that you came upon and weren't passed by anyone. I saw mainly Lotus and Porsches. What other cars were there and did you race any GT3's, etc.?

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Rusty
 

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My tires : Michelin Pilot Sport Cup (PSC). The same used on the 997 GT3.
My wheels : Maserati 19" Trofeo design.
The brakes are stock but with Pagid RS-19 (yellow) pads and High Performance Brake Fluid.

My car is not really street legal, but it is discrete enough to use it on the street !

I was not a race but a training day. I drove around 2h on the track before my power-steering fluid blow out into the engine bay ! A lot of smoke, I stopped just before fire ! I know it is a problem on our cars so I always have some liquid to add, but this time a conduct have a leakage...

With me was a lot of different cars from Subaru Justy to Radical !!! A lot of Porsche, btw I was very close to some GT3 but I do not have enough time to reach my limits (it is the first track after my mods') before the fluid leakage... My car is today fantastic, probably better than a GT3. I am very happy with the new handling, the brakes are very strong with no fading, the grip of the PSC are far better than my previous PZero Corsa, even on wet roads !

You can see many pics on this photograph site : http://www.profolio.fr/petitjean/11461a.html
 

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O.K. . .I went to the website you have hperlinked in the above post. :) Great photos. Your car is Number 35 in the "autres" section. I saw many cars that looked street legal and several that were obviously just for the track. One even looked like it belonged on a NASCAR track, the yellow one. Anyway, here's my question. You say it's not street legal. What did you do that would make it not street legal. Is it missing something like lights, brake lights, windshield wipers, etc.? Do you have a roll bar inside it? Did you take out the back seat and the sound deadening material? Does the legality have to do with the exhaust system? Do you drive it on the street?

I know, it's alot of questions. . .but enquiring minds want to know! :D
 

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In Switzerland, you cannot change a lot of part without state approval (like TUV in Germany). In my car, the Trofeo suspensions, the tubi exhaust and the carbon hood are not approved...

I removed some usefulness part like Hi-Fi, HPs, CCD. And in a few days I will change the seats for some Sparco buckets / harness. So the rear seat will be not usable anymore (removed ?)

I drive it on the street ! I take the risks...
 

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Here, in the U.S., we can change things like that, as long as they meet regulations. . .like, exhaust, as long as you're not putting too much pollution in the air, it's alright, and tires, as long as they've got tread for rain, then they're alright. . .

So, essentially, you've got a highly modified street car. You were racing your car with just a change of suspension, tires and exhaust. l guess that goes to show just how much of a sport car the Maser Coupe really is! :D
 

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For sure Rusty. I guess Maserati can easily produce a real concurrent for the Porsche GT3 with some mods on the Coupé / GS. But it is clearly not a market they aim, they prefer a more luxury GT market with the GranTurismo. It is probably good for the EBIT, but not for me !
 

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What kind of horsepower is your Maser pushing. It passed all the cars in the video like they were standing still! You could tell that the straightaways belonged to your Coupe! :cool:
 

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My ECU was modified by a local specialist, with a lot more torque and the RPM limit at 8000. The change is impressive !
 
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