Legendary Italian automaker Maserati unveiled its new supercar overnight, the Maserati MC20, in Modena, Italy, marking a dramatic shift in the brand’s direction.
‘MC’ stands for Maserati Corse, and ’20’ for 2020. The striking machine will also signal the marque’s return to producing their own power units after two decades of borrowing engines from Ferrari.
The MC20 will showcase the brand’s new ‘Nettuno’ engine, a 470kW twin-turbo V6, which can generate 730Nm of torque and do the 0-100 dash in just 2.9 seconds. The MC20 will also boast a blistering top speed of 325km/h.
Clocking in at an extremely light curb weight – under 1,500kgs – the Maserati MC20 comes out best in class for a superb power-to-weight ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp.
Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12 (as well as the McLaren GT, the Jaguar CX75, and probably even the BMW i8), which was the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004.
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