Modena (MO), Italy
“Our mission was to develop a car that would be remembered in the future as the model that launched the Maserati New Era,” states Davide Grasso, CEO, Maserati, SpA.
“And I think we’ve achieved our goal with MC20. Maserati is innovative by nature, powered by passion and unique by design: the new super spots car embodies all these values and is a watershed, the founding model of this new phase in the Brand’s history.”
Designed by Klaus Busse and the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin, the new MC20 is a mix of elegance and sporting prowess, a genuine masterpiece of style, which inaugurates a new Era for the Trident Brand.
The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with refined aerodynamics and unmistakable lines that render it unique.
The new super sports car represents the pure form of speed, with Maserati style: a work of sculptural engineering, showing the way to the Brand’s aesthetic future.
MC20 is innovative by nature, and every design detail is functional: the butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful, but they also improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.
Lighting fast and feather-light, it is the first Maserati with a carbon fiber monocoque.
The light MC20 body ensures a prodigious power to weight ratio, for a jaw-dropping acceleration and top speed.
The upper section has a more aesthetic approach while the bare carbon fiber lower part is more aggressively styled with sharp edges and angles.
The idea was to create a fine design balance mixing old and new.
The front grille, which features the newly redesigned Trident emblem, also sports bare carbon fiber with a body-color upper section.
The front wing, one should notice, lacks the three air vents found on other Maserati models for one very important reason: the engine is located behind the driver.
Those air vents, instead, are now located on the rear window.
Although they can’t be seen from every angle, there are air vents on the hood and side to help cool the engine.
A discreet rear spoiler is present along with a rear diffuser with integrated exhaust pipes located above it.
And then there are the insanely cool butterfly doors.
Developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab and built at the historic Modena plant, Maserati MC20 is genuinely an all-Italian car.
A car whose superb looks conceal an uncompromisingly sporty soul, with the new 630 hp V6 Nettuno engine that delivers 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour.
The patented engine was conceived, developed, designed and built entirely by Maserati, and uses a pre-chamber combustion technology derived from Formula 1 engines.
The Maserati MC20 could be the Italian carmaker’s most important new model in years.
Project: Maserati MC20
Designers: Centro Stile Maserati
Manufacturer: Maserati, SpA