The MC20 stands for Maserati Corse 2020, marking the brand’s entrance into a new era.
But to understand the significance of the MC20, we have to go all the way back to 1926 with the legendary Tipo 26. This was Maserati’s first-ever race car that showcased its iconic Trident logo. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
The Maserati MC20 is all about rediscovering the brand’s sporty DNA while still looking elegant and classy. This was also. a momentous occasion for Maserati; the MC20 is the marque’s first sports car in almost 16 years. The last supercar created by Maserati was the MC12.
For the latest addition to the supercar collection, the MC20 displays the Trident front and centre, soaking up as much of the attention it can handle. Flanking on each end are LED headlamps that stretch onto the fenders. Exposed carbon-fibre is very much noticeable on the front splitters, roof, and side sills. Much like other supercars in the market right now, the core of the MC20 is a monocoque carbon-fibre tub.
The chassis can also accommodate three different variations of the MC20 — the convertible, couple, and electric. To achieve its sleek and menacing profile, Maserati spent more than 2,000 hours in a wind tunnel to sculpt the final look of the MC20. This is evident with its sculpted sides and divots for greater aerodynamics.
Being its first supercar in over a decade, you’d expect Maserati to pull out all the stops for the MC20. For starters, it features Formula 1 technology, showcasing the brand’s strength when it comes to motorsports and racing. This all-new 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine is called “Nettuno” and it puts out 630hp alongside 729Nm of torque. It only needs 2.9 seconds to hit the century run with a top speed of 323kph. All this runs through Maserati’s own eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission with a rear differential.
Touching back on carbon-fibre, you’ll find plenty more when you step into the cabin. Meanwhile, the seats and the rest of the upholstery sport stitched leather alongside Alcantara amidst a misty blue hue. The Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) makes an appearance alongside the MC20, which is flanked by two 10.3-inch displays for the digital instrument cluster and centre display. Maserati Connect is also part of the package that now includes security features and the such, all available through the app.
It starts out at US$210,000 (approx. RM874,440), before customisations, taxes, and the like. It’s slated to hit the market next year and hopefully, we’ll get to see it on our roads soon.
All images courtesy of Maserati.