The new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in Maserati’s unique style. and heir to the MC12. A car with racing DNA, 100% Made in Modena and 100% Made in Italy.
The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corsica and 20 for 2020, the year of its world premiere and the beginning of the brand’s new era) is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which hides a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 HP V6 with a torque of 730 Nm that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 325 km/h. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own powertrains after an interruption of more than 20 years.
The MC20 is an extremely light car weighing less than 1,500 kg (unladen weight), and thanks to its power of 630 HP, it is the best in its class in terms of weight/power ratio, with just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved thanks to the use of top quality materials, exploiting all the potential of carbon fibre without sacrificing comfort.
Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter in the history of Trident, is the twin-turbo V6 of the MC20, a technological jewel already patented at international level, which is bringing MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the revolutionary combustion system developed in-house, to roads all over the world.
All in all, this revolutionary project has given birth to a car that embodies Italian excellence. Indeed, the MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built in the Viale Ciro Menotti factory, where Trident models have been built for over 80 years. The new production line, created in the areas where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled until November 2019, is now ready to go into action in the historic factory. The site also includes a new paint shop incorporating innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, in the new Maserati Engine Lab.
The design of the MC20 was completed in around 24 months, with the involvement from the outset, in an innovative approach, of a team of engineers from the Maserati Innovation Lab, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.
The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development System, which includes the use of one of the most advanced dynamic simulators in the world, has been developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method has made it possible to carry out 97% of the dynamic tests, thus optimising development times. The car was then developed in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive test sessions on the track and on the road in the most varied conditions of use.
The guiding design theme of the MC20 was the historic identity of the brand, with all the elegance, performance and comfort that are integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the design of a car with a distinct personality, with inimitable shapes that make it unique.
The butterfly doors are not only dazzlingly beautiful, but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and allow optimum access to the passenger compartment.
The aerodynamics have been designed thanks to over two thousand hours of work in the Dallara wind tunnel and over a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, creating a true work of art. The resulting car has a sleek design, with no moving appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that enhances support without detracting from the beauty of the MC20. The CX is rather below 0.38.
The MC20 is designed to allow both coupe and convertible versions and for full electric power.
Once inside the cab, the driver is always at the centre, and nothing should distract him from the sporty driving experience. Every component has a function and is fully driver-oriented. Simple shapes, very few sharp edges and a minimum of distractions. Two 10-inch screens: one for the cockpit and one for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA). Simplicity is also the watchword of the carbon fibre-wrapped centre console, which has 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), two gear selection buttons, the power window controls, the multimedia system controls and a practical storage compartment under the armrest. All other controls are located on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.
The new MC20 will be connected at all times to the Maserati Connect programme. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed via the Maserati Connect smartphone or the smartwatch application.
For the launch, 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, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as a reference linked to the Maserati tradition.
Visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s return to racing in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, the MC20, whose racing soul is explicitly released by its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.