The Maserati MC20 is the long awaited super sportscar that Maserati has promised and is the successor to the bonkers Maserati MC12.
The new Maserati MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati that we’ve been waiting for. It features a new Nettuno engine, which is Maserati’s very own power unit (first time in 20 years!). It produces a whopping 630hp from a twin turbocharged V6, which is capable of sending the Maserati MC20 from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds and onto over 200mph.
According to Maserati, the MC20 is a class leader in terms of power-to-weight ratio with a figure of 2.33kg/hp or 429hp per tonne in normal speak. This is thanks to a generous amount of carbon fibre used throughout to help bring weight to under 1500kg.
Crucially, Maserati says: “The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power”, meaning we’re most likely going to not only get a convertible, but also a fully-electric variant at some point.
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, which enabled the “creation of a genuine work of art”. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce. The CX is more under 0,38.
Maserati says that it’s designed the cabin to be as driver-focused as possible. There are two 10inch screens inside, with one operating the digital displays like the speedo etc., and the other to display the Maserati Multimedia System. You also get a wireless phone charger, driving mode selector (very similar to that in the Ferrari), more buttons to control various gizmos and finally a storage compartment.
The new Maserati 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. Each of them has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively for this car and they all, apparently, convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition. Very patriotic then.
The production launch is scheduled for the end the current year with orders to be accepted from the 9th September.