Maserati, which has long been known for its comfort and elegance on the road, now strikes back with ferocity on the track. MC20 represents the pure form of speed, with Maserati panache: a work of sculptural engineering seemingly hewn, piece by piece, from a masterfully chiselled block of raw carbon, showing the way to the brand’s aesthetic future.
It all began back in 1926 with the legendary Tipo 26, (meaning Type and 26 for the year 1926) the first race car displaying Maserati’s Trident logo. In the same way, Maserati created the MC20 in 2020 to be the first car of a new Era; a design that expresses pure performance and matches it in elegance.
The form of MC20, which will also be available in convertible and electric versions, is composed of a chorus of elements singing in mechanical perfection. Sharp edges generate friction, a slowing action, while the sublime sinuosity of the monocoque carbon-fibre frame allows the air to flow freely across it. Side vents are present but not visible. Even the Trident, symbol of the Brand, has been reduced to its essential, archetypal truth. Remaining is a perennial source of graphic inspiration: the perfect number three, with a central element and two lateral ones, which adorns the rear window and wheels. The butterfly doors open dramatically, wings that unfurl upward to facilitate getting in and out for drivers and passengers, despite the low-slung attitude, revealing eagerness to spring into action.
The lower part of MC20, always dark, in exposed carbon fibre or black paint, is the uncontested realm of engineering. Here the thoughtfulness has even been applied to the question of colour: what remains is pure technology. However, in the spirit of contrast and harmony, colour comes back to capture the spirit of movement: in the new Bianco Audace, MC20 shimmers with iridescent blue undertones when exposed to the light. The Blu Infinito tone gleams with a ceramic brilliance that only sunlight can capture. There are six different options that include Rosso Vincente, Giallo Genio and Nero Enigma, that showcase the distinctive features of speed, infusing them with life.
Even the comfortable, luminous and luxurious interiors, with the brand’s image, exude a sense of dynamism. The infotainment system features a high-resolution screen similar to a tablet, providing a total user-friendly experience. The audio system is the result of a 100% Italian collaborative effort involving the craft-based Sonus Faber, renowned for its meticulously engineered acoustic speakers.
The heart of MC20 is a V6 twin turbo engine, the first engine entirely produced at the Modena plant in over twenty years. In keeping with traditional racing configurations, the V6 turbo gas powered engine, which is located in the rear of the vehicle, features Formal 1 technology, propelling the Brand towards the exciting world of racing. Named after the magnificent god of the sea, Nettuno will bring that sweet Maserati sound to its maximum expression on both the open road and racing circuits. The engine produces around 621bhp at a lively 7,500rpm, with the engine redlined at 8k. Do the math, and you’ll realise with a specific output of over 200bhp per litre, this isn’t just a very serious V6, but also a V6 that knocks on the supercar V8 territory