Over a zoom call with Maserati, justifiably proud Maserati reps walked through their brand new super sports car, the MC20. With the MC20, Maserati returns to a stage where it has been sadly missed; that of supercars that combine luxury and performance with the unique Maserati Style.
The Forerunner MC12
It’s been more than 15 years since Maserati’s MC12. Built in 2004-2005, production was capped at just 62 cars, with 50 cars for the street and 12 made strictly to race. Where the original MC12 shared the Ferrari Enzo’s chassis, the new MC20 is totally unique.
The New MC20
MC20 stands for Maserati Corse 2020 (“Maserati Racing 2020”) and hopefully celebrates the Maserati’s racing comeback. Built in Modena, Italy, the Maserati MC20 marks a new era with its own unique look, nearly devoid of wings and such, relying more on clean, innovative aerodynamics.
Nettuno, the ground-breaking, Formula One derived engine of the MC20, is the first child of the Maserati Engine Lab. The car is particularly light at under 3,300 lbs, and thanks to its power output of 630 hp, it is best in class in weight/power ratio, at 5.14 lb/hp. For comparison the new Ferrari Roma’s weight/power ration 5.95 lb/hp. Maserati claims this light weight was achieved without sacrificing anything in terms of comfort, with most of that weight saving comes from the entire chassis built in carbon fibre and composites.
MC20 is a Maserati built to stun, a car that can storm round the track but also perform superlatively on the road, with excellent drivability, comfort and safety, with an interior where efficiency combines with the luxury and exclusivity.
The MC20 has all the contents cars of this type must have today to satisfy a sporty yet sophisticated clientele, looking not only for performance but also for comfort and luxury. I’m in line to drive one when available, and anxious to share my impressions once behind the wheel.
Available 2021 to 2022.
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