Modena, September 9th2020 –
Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that
combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati
style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during
the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.
The new MC20 (MC
for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and
the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting
for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a
sporty soul, with 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. An engine that signals
Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of
more than 20 years.
The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car
under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp
it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp.
This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials,
exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices
with regard to comfort.
Nettuno, the first engine in this new
chapter of the Trident's history, is the MC20's twin turbo V6, a
technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the
MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking
combustion system developed in-house, onto the world's roads.
this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomises
Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was designed in Modena and will be
built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have
been built for more than 80 years. The new production line, created in
the spaces where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled
until November 2019, is now ready for action in the historic plant. The
site also features a new paintshop incorporating innovative,
environment-friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena,
at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.
The MC20 design
was produced in about 24 months, with the involvement from the outset,
in an innovative approach, of a team of Maserati Innovation Lab
engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and
designers from the Maserati Style Centre.
The Virtual Vehicle
Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the
world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the
Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model
called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic
tests, optimising development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the
best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving
sessions in the most widely varying conditions of use.
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.
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.
The aerodynamics were designed through over two
thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the
creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line,
with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves
downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more
The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.
inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must
distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a
purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few
sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the
cockpit and the other for the Maserati Multimedia System (MIA).
Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console,
with 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. The full range of services
includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be
managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.
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.
visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the
car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as
its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its
name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.
The production launch is scheduled for the end the current year with orders to be accepted from the 9th September after the world Première.