Unveiled today, September 9, 2020, is the new Maserati MC20. This new supercar is setting the tone for Maserati's new and exciting era. As a successor to the MC12, the MC20 has big shoes to fill but its design, specs and technology point to a perfect fit.
Powering the new MC20 supercar is Maserati's new Nettuno engine, a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine. This powerplant produces 630 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque. With a weight of just 3,307 lbs, its power-to-weight ratio are best-in-class. Maserati notes that the MC20's combination of a weight power will allow it to sprint from 0 to 60 in under 2.9 seconds. It will also have a top speed of over 201 mph.
For the MC20's design, Maserati took inspiration from their history. From the front, design cues from the MC12 can be found in both the grille and placement of the hood's air vents. Unlike the MC12, however, the MC20 does feature butterfly doors that Maserati says provides function and ergonomics. As for the overall aerodynamics of the MC20, Maserati put it through its paces. To be more specific, they put it through over 2,000 man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel. This allowed Maserati's designers to create a sleek vehicle with a drag coefficient under 0.38. And if you're looking for a rear spoiler, that's a bit hidden as it's an active and discreet rear wing.
Inside the Maserati MC20 is a cabin that's dedicated to the driver. Maserati designed the interior in a way so the driver has all functions readily available to them with minimal distractions. Highlights of the interior include the two 10-inch screens (one acting as the instrument screen and the other for multimedia), carbon fiber center console, wireless smartphone charger, and a convenient storage compartment underneath the armrest. Maserati says that the new MC20 will be connected at all times, allowing the driver to take advantage of connected navigation, Alex and a Wi-Fi hotspot. All of these connected features can be controlled through the Maserati Connect app.
Alongside the launch of the new Maserati MC20, the Italian automaker is also announced six new colors that they have developed for the supercar. This includes Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero.
One important point that Maserati has discussed whole revealed the MC20 is that this is not nearly the one and only variant that we will see. They state that the MC20's design will not only allow them to create a coupe version, but also a convertible one and, get this, a fully-electric one. Yes, in the future we will more than likely be seeing an all-electric MC20 supercar.
Production of the new Maserati MC20 supercar is slated to beginning at the end of 2020 with orders being accepted right now.