The Maserati MC20 was revealed to the world in Modena, Italy on September 9, 2020 during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event and is scheduled to arrive in early 2021 in South Africa. Maserati revealed the power under the bonnet – the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower 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. After a hiatus of more than 20 years, this engine signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units.
- MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s new Era with a racing DNA.
- The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1’500 kg (kerb weight), and a power output of 630 hp.
- The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.
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Yet the Maserati MC20 isn’t just performance – there is also that element of style! 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.
Once inside the cabin, every component has a purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions, incorporating two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Multimedia System (MIA).
The carbon fibre-clad central console, has 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, which includes a full range of services like connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot. This can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.
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.
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