Maserati is one of the world’s most emotive performance manufacturers, the result of a past peppered with historic racing wins, elegant designs and innovative new technologies. Now, Maserati welcomes in a new era with the reveal of the MC20, capturing the spirit of its past with a purity not seen within the brand for more than two decades.
The best exemplification of that fact is the Nettuno engine that sits at the heart of MC20. This 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 is the first power unit developed entirely by Maserati for over 20 years. Rated at 630hp it’s a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, and utilising MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house. The Nettuno engine will be built in Modena at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.
Built around the Nettuno engine is an aerodynamic body and a lightweight chassis, making use of every ounce of potential in the latest carbon fibre advancements. As a result, MC20 has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class – tipping the scales at under 1,500kg, and able to accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2.9 seconds.
The guiding theme of the MC20’s design was the brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique. The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.
Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise the 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 convey important themes: a strong reference to ‘Made in Italy’.
The interior of the MC20 features very few sharp edges and a minimalist design. Two 10 inch-screens allow for one in the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Multimedia System (MIA). Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), 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.
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