This is the new Maserati MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse 2020) which is powered by a new Nettuno 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm engine that delivers 0-62mph acceleration in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 201 mph (325 km an hour). Weighing just under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), the MC20 isn’t exactly a lightweight car. However thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This is achieved through the use of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.
Nettuno, the MC20’s twin-turbo V6, was developed in-house, onto the world’s roads. The Maserati MC20 will be built at the modernised Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, by a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.
The butterfly doors are not only eye-catching but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin. The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations.
The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power. The minimalist interior is designed to be driver-focused and combine two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Multimedia System (MIA). The carbon fibre-clad central console, features: the wireless smartphone charger.
The driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two-speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.
The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.
For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero.
The production launch is scheduled for the end the current with pricing to start from £187,000.