Maserati-powered Picchio in production

ALTON, Va. (April ) -- PCA Prototype Importers has announced that Italian constructor Picchio SpA has begun construction of Picchio DP2 Daytona Prototypes with Maserati 4.2 liter V8 engines. The car, complete with engine and ready to race, will...

ALTON, Va. (April ) -- PCA Prototype Importers has announced that Italian constructor Picchio SpA has begun construction of Picchio DP2 Daytona Prototypes with Maserati 4.2 liter V8 engines. The car, complete with engine and ready to race, will have a list price of $394,950.

To encourage early orders, the company is offering a discount on the first five cars in production. The first car will be sold for $339,950. The second through fifth cars will sell for $365,000. Cars ordered by May 31st will be delivered in time for the Daytona Finale set for Daytona on November 1-2.

A BMW-powered Picchio is currently being campaigned in Rolex Sports Car Series competition by G&W Motorsports. It sits second in the point standings after recording third- and second-place finishes in this year's first two races.

The Maserati engine has not yet been approved for competition, but Grand American Director of Competition Mark Raffauf said there has been an open line of communication with the company. "They have definitely developed the engine to meet our rules," he added. "Their plan is to ship an engine later this year and have it tested at PME at that time."

Pro Motor Engineering (PME) is the company contracted by Grand American to test and approve engines for Daytona Prototype competition.

For additional information on the Picchio DP2 Daytona Prototype visit www.picchio.com. More information on the Rolex Sports Car Series and Daytona Prototypes can be found online at www.grandamerican.com.

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