On Thursday, Maserati announced the new model of its supercar would be called the MC20 and that it will be revealed at the end of May.
Maserati says this stands for “Maserati Corse,” foretelling a racing version of this new car, and 2020, which the company says marks a new phase in its history. The MC20’s name also links it with the Maserati MC12, a limited-production supercar from 2004 that shared components with the Ferrari Enzo.
The MC20 will be a two-seat mid-engine supercar. Its powertrains won’t be shared with Ferrari, which marks a break for the brand. The automaker is developing mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric powertrains. It’s not clear which types of powertrains will be used in the MC20 initially, though there may be an electric version at some point.
The design will likely be dramatically different than the Alfieri concept, a 2+2, front-engine vehicle that might end up evolving into the next Granturismo.
Maserati plans to unveil the MC20 in May, and it will be built in Modena, Italy. Production is likely to start late this year.