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Beginning of Maserati’s New Era | MC20: A Car with a racing DNA

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Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit Magazine

The new MC20 is the Maserati everyone was waiting for.

It was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

Er V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

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The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500  kg (kerb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. 

Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit  Tech Magazine

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.

Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit Magazine

MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab. The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months.

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. The car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0,38.

Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit Magazine India

The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.

Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit Magazine India

Once you are inside the cabin, you are always central, and nothing must distract you from the sporting driving experience. It is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus 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), two speed selection buttons, 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.

The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and you can also manage it through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.  

Maserati MC 20 - Exhibit Magazine

For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise 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 one linked to Maserati tradition.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.

The start of the production is planned for the end of the current year with orders to be received from 10 September.

 

 

 

Yashvi Poonia
She grew up playing all the car games, and now nothing excites her more than taking a new car for a spin. From travel experiences through long drives to detailed analysis of the best of the wheels in the market, she has no stopping when it comes to the love of cars. She balances the role of a marketeer and writes about things she is passionate about - lifestyle, watches, and well, cars, of course!

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