Introducing the MC20: Maserati unveils its new supercar
The Italian icon returns to its racing roots.
Revealed at the exclusive MMXX Event in Modena last week, Maserati has rolled out its first supercar in 15 years.
Developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab over the past two years, the MC20 evolved from the famed MC12, which stopped production in 2010, signalling the brand’s return to racing.
The first engine built in-house by Maserati in more than two decades, the three-litre, twin-turbo V6 Nettuno is positioned beyond the driver and is capable of 463kW of power and 730Nm of torque – enough to see the car reach 100 kilometres per hour in under 2.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 325 kilometres per hour.
Built around a custom carbon monocoque tub that was developed with Dallara and weighing in at around 3,330 pounds, the MC20 will be available in a coupe, a cabriolet and an all-electric model.
Looking nothing like any other Maserati model that came before it, the sleek lines make it less bold than its predecessor, with every detail of the design understated, including the vents, rear diffuser and modest spoiler. While the stunning yet functional butterfly doors (with recessed handles) improve the lightweight car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin, and the wide mesh front grille and angular LED headlights built into the front fenders aim to increase aerodynamics.
The interior features two 10-inch displays, one for the gauge cluster and the second for the infotainment system, which includes a Sonus Faber sound system. The console has been simplified with minimal buttons and the signature Maserati pedal system will please long-time fans of the Italian automaker.
Customers will be able to style their own bespoke models, with help from a personal designer from the FUORISERIE ‘Car Tailoring’ shop in Modena.
Expected to go into production by the end of the year, the MC20 is now available for pre-order and will set buyers back approximately AU$288,000.