Signalling an end to Maserati’s 15-year gap of a race-bred, mid-engine sports car line up, the MC20 picks up where the MC12 homologated track machine took off. With a combination of performance, track-inspired DNA and luxury, the MC20 is the very embodiment of the Maserati brand. This car is the start of a new era for Maserati, and just in case you didn’t believe it, the MC20 becomes the first car to use the new Nettuno engine – Maserati’s first in-house-developed engine for more than 20 years.
With significant emphasis on power and performance, the 3.0-litre Nettuno powertrain is rated at 630hp. The MC20's twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, puts to use 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.
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 MC20 is aerodynamic, it’s powerful and it’s lightweight. The new V6 Nettuno engine is rated at 630 horsepower with torque of 730 Nm, delivering 0-62mph in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 200mph. By exploiting all the potential of carbon fibre, MC20 weighs in at under 1,500kg, helping to deliver a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio.
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.
The new MC20 will be connected at all times to the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and WiFi Hotspot, and can be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch app.