Maserati has finally taken the wraps off the all-new MC20 after a long teased pictures released online. This latest project has a powerful V6 and brand new technology inside.
The exterior design of the MC20 is very different than other models currently being produced by the Italian manufacturer. Up front, the car has relatively soft and simple lines and includes a small front grille and sharp air intakes.
The MC20 has a wide grille and a prominent splitter. Designers also installed LED headlights and vents which presumably help to generate downforce.
There are also recessed door handles, a flowing roof and 20-inch wheels that are backed up by ventilated discs which measure 15 inches (380 mm) front and 13.8 inches (350 mm) rear. Customers can also opt for carbon ceramic discs which are 0.4 inches (10 mm) larger front and back.
The rear end of the MC20 looks more streamlined, with horizontal LED taillights, dual exhaust tips just under the license plate, and a large carbon fiber diffuser below that. And the wheels are very sharp.
The Maserati sports a set of bucket seats clad in black and blue leather while also featuring a carbon fiber transmission tunnel and buttons to select Reverse, Drive, and Manual. There is also a large rotary dial to changing between the various other driving modes. Other key parts of the cabin include a fully digital instrument cluster and a large touchscreen infotainment system.
The traditional gas-powered MC20 is the one we’re most excited about. Powered by a new twin-turbocharged, twin-combustion 3.0-liter V6, the Maserati produces a whopping 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (729 newton-meters), all of it routed through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. That means it can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 201 mph (323 kmh).
Maserati developed the MC20’s “Nettuno” V6 completely in-house U.sing fancy Formula 1–inspired tech, like an additional combustion event separate from the main chamber to increase power, the MC20 boasts a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kilograms per horsepower, meaning each pony only has to lug around 5.1 pounds. The sports car tips the scales at a mere 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms) thanks in part to a lightweight monocoque construction.
Four traditional modes – Wet, GT, Sport, and Corsa – are available via the drive mode selector, with a fifth “ESC Off” option that disables traction control completely. Each mode adjusts things like steering feel and throttle sensitivity, as well as the adaptive suspension. The double-wishbone setup with active shock absorbers raises and lowers the car depending on the drive mode.
All of those same features (other than the engine, obviously) carry over to the electric version. And though Maserati hasn’t provided details like battery size or charging, the company does promise a 0 to 62 mph sprint of 2.8 seconds, a top speed of 193 mph (310 kmh), and 201 miles of range (323 km) in Europe (US figures will likely differ)
The MC20 comes standard with a 10.3-inch touchscreen display that runs the new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA), as well as a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system promises more personalization and features than any other Maserati system before it, including Maserati Connect, which alerts the owner to things like service dates and security features, all accessible via a smartphone.
We can also see a carbon fiber steering wheel with microfiber grips and large buttons for the ignition and launch control system. Other notable highlights include alloy pedals, Sabelt seats and a Sonus Faber audio system.
The new Maserati MC20 comes in six fancy-sounding new colors: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma, and Grigio Mistero.
Production is slated to begin later this year and Maserati is currently accepting orders. In the United States, pricing reportedly starts at $210,000 with more details to be released soon.