Maserati enters new era with MC20 launch

New super sports car promises to be worthy MC12 successor

Maserati enters new era with MC20 launch

Maserati announced the launch of its MC20, a brand new super sports car which it says combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style.

The MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020) boasts a new Nettuno V6 engine bringing 630 horsepower with torque of 730 Nm capable of 0-100 km/h in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg, and thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp.

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The latest model was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years.

The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand computational fluid dynamics simulations.

The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty.

The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.

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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.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004.

In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.

The production launch is scheduled for the end the current year with orders now being accepted.

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