After two decades, the Maserati MC20 is the first model of the company with its own engine – until then, the Italian brand took advantage of the kits provided by Ferrari. And this super sports car already has an arrival date in Brazil: the first half of 2021.
The new biturbo V6 3.0 has a power of 630 horsepower and a torque of 74.4 kgfm. In comparison, the V8 3.8 biturbo of the Portofino offers 600 hp and 77.4 kgfm (although it is bigger). With this, the new MC20 promises to reach 100 km/h in less than 2.9 seconds.
All power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox and paddles for shifting behind the steering wheel. There are also different driving modes: GT (normal), Wet (rain), Sport, Corsa (racing) and ESC Off.
In terms of size, the Maserati is 4.66 m long, has a wheelbase of 2.70 m and weighs 1,500 kg. Compared to conventional cars, these numbers are the same as our Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Width is 1.96 m and width is 1.22 m.
As for the model, there are many influences from the predecessor MC12, which was launched in 2004 based on the Ferrari Enzo and the mission to get the Italian company back on track. But there are also references to current fashion, such as the floating style ceiling.
Two thousand simulation hours were required in the wind tunnel of Dallara – the traditional supplier of Formula 1, Formula 2 and IndyCar – for the creation of the new Maserati, which took 24 months from the drawing board to the final display.
During the design phase, the MC20 had 97% of the strength tests done around. But the technology is also in the last model: there is control of the work through the smartphone app, integrated wi-fi and even the personal assistant Alexa.
The Italians also showed the possibility of a convertible version and, perhaps more surprisingly, the creation of an electric version that can reach 100 km / h in 2.8 s, with a maximum speed of 310 km / h – the promised freedom is 323 km.
Here, it is already possible to order the Maserati MC20, but the prices of the super sports car have not yet been defined by Via Itália (representative of the brand in Brazil). In the US, the model costs $210,000, equivalent to R$ 1.1 million in direct conversion.
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