Maserati is entering a new era with the MC20 – short for “Maserati Corse na 2020” – a supercar that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the best style of the Italian brand from Modena. The super sports car was presented in September during the “MMXX: Time to Be Sensitive” event. The MC20 is a two-seater model with a new mid-engine Nettuno 3.0 V6 turbo with 630 horsepower, 74 Nm torque and is connected to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels through a differential. . According to the manufacturer, the “powertrain” is capable of accelerating the super sports car from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 325 km/h, numbers that almost rival current Formula 1 cars. . . . This engine marks Maserati’s return to powertrain production after twenty years. The MC20 will be followed by hybrid and 100% electric versions. The combustion model has a price equivalent to R$ 1.1 million.
The MC20 is a very light supercar, weighing less than 1,500 kg, and has the best power-to-weight ratio in its segment, 2.33 kg/hp. This was achieved by using carefully selected quality materials, harnessing the full potential of carbon fiber without sacrificing any comfort. The Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter in the history of the Trident brand, is considered a technological gem that puts MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) – a combustion system developed by the brand itself – at the front of its category. The MC20 has become a revolutionary model and a symbol of Italian excellence in building “works of art” on wheels. The car was designed in Modena and will be produced at the Viale Ciro Menotti factory, where the brand’s flagship models have been assembled for over eighty years. Until last year, GranTurismo and GranCabrio were released from the assembly line. In the restructuring of the unit, a new color area and modern and friendly technology were added. The Nettuno engine is made in one place, in the newly built Maserati Engine Laboratory.
The design of the MC20 took more than two years, using a creative approach and the union of three Maserati technology centers, the Design Laboratory, the Engine Laboratory and the designers of the Style Center. The Virtual Car Dynamics Development System uses one of the most advanced simulators in the world and is based on a complex mathematical model called “Virtual Car”. This method made it possible for 97% of the MC20’s dynamic tests to be done via computer, increasing the time of the car’s development in practice. The super sports car had more time to be “tuned” in the best Maserati tradition, with a combination of track and road driving tests in different conditions of use. The main design theme of the MC20 was Maserati’s historic identity, elegance, performance and comfort combined in a “genetic design”.