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the new sports reference of the trident

The Maserati MC20 is the first high-performance sports car from the House of Trident in the last 15 years. Presented in September 2020, it delivers 630 horsepower and was created to become the new benchmark for the company. In the future, a cabrio version and a fully electric version will arrive. Its starting price is 243,400 euros.

The Maserati MC20 It is the new supercar of the Trident signature, and certainly a worthy heir to the MC12 of the beginning of the century. In SoyMotor.com we have had the opportunity to know it first hand.

Among its rivals are models such as the Audi R8, the Ferrari F8 Tributo or the McLaren 570GT Coupé.

As a curiosity, note that the test prototype sported a body derived from the Alfa Romeo 4C. The company has refined the sports car on the roads that once housed the Targa Florio.

In November 2020 the Maserati MC20 has obtained the award ‘China Performance Car of the Year 2021’, which highlights the model over others also very high performance. The award was awarded to him after the votes of a jury made up of 41 judges.

MASERATI MC20: EXTERIOR

The Maserati MC20 It measures 4.67 meters in length and 1.96 meters in width, with a height of 1.22 meters and a wheelbase of 2.70. Its weight in running order is 1,470 kilos.

The vehicle presented in September 2020 is the coupe version, but the brand has also confirmed the future launch of a convertible variant.

From Modena they explain that the reason for the MC20 is to represent « the historical identity of the brand with all the elegance, performance and comfort » that one associates with the Italian house. The design of the sports car was completed at the end of 2018, two years before its presentation to the world.

Maserati It has invested 2,000 hours of manpower in the Dallara wind tunnel, creators of the chassis, and another 1,000 hours in CFD simulations to fine-tune the aerodynamics of the MC20, which records a Cx coefficient slightly less than 0.38.

The firm has created six new colors designed specifically for its sports car. They are Bianco Audace white, Giallo Genio yellow, Rosso Vincente red, Blu Infinito blue, Nero Enigma black and Grigio Misterio gray.

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MASERATI MC20: INTERIOR

The Maserati MC20 find a balance between sportiness and comfort. While the cabin is minimalist and sporty, the Modena designers haven’t gone for the last ounce in the effort to create their new supercar. Although carbon fiber has a prominent presence, it coexists with concessions such as a central screen or an air conditioning system.

The MC20 It has two 10-inch screens. One acts as the instrument panel and the other presides over the dashboard to control the infotainment system and multiple parameters of the vehicle. In fact, the brand has reduced physical controls to a minimum. It does retain the driving mode selector −GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa, ESC Off to deactivate the electronics− and two buttons to select the direction of travel that replace the classic gear lever.

The cams located behind the steering wheel are anchored to the steering column and are not linked to the movement of the steering wheel.

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MASERATI MC20: EQUIPMENT

The Maserati MC20 offers connectivity through the Maserati Connect program. Includes connected navigation, built-in Alexa, and Wi-Fi hotspot.

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MASERATI MC20: MECHANICAL

The engine that incorporates the Maserati MC20 It is a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 capable of developing a power of 630 horsepower and a maximum torque of 730 Newton meters. It is the engine that replaces the Ferrari origin V8 used by the brand until now.

Its top speed is over 325 kilometers / hour – the brand has not revealed exactly what it is – and it accelerates from 0 to 100 in less than 2.9 seconds. To go from 0 to 200 kilometers / hour it takes 8.8 seconds. The firm announces a combined consumption of 11.6 liters per 100 kilometers with emissions of 265 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

This new V6 engine will be used in the replacements of the Maserati GranTurismo Y GranCabrio, as well as in the Maserati Grecale. However, the power it has in these vehicles will surely be less than that of the MC20

The gearbox is dual-clutch automatic with eight speeds and the rear-wheel drive system.

An all-electric version of the Maserati MC20 which, in addition, will be all-wheel drive. There is talk of the year 2022 at the earliest.

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MASERATI MC20: PRICES

The starting price of the Maserati MC20 in Spain it is 243,400 euros.

MASERATI MC20 STIRLING MOSS

In May 2020, Maserati announced that it will dedicate a unit of the MC20 to its former Formula 1 driver in the 1950s: Stirling Moss, who died on April 12 at the age of 90.

The definitive livery of the MC20 Stirling Moss will emulate the colors of the Maserati Eldorado, which in 1958 became the first car in Europe to be sponsored by a brand not linked to the world of motorsports. The car debuted at Monza in June 1958, with Moss behind the wheel.

The Italian brand has shared several photos of the MC20 with the name ‘Stirling Moss’ in the same font and color as the car of yesteryear. Beyond the tribute, these are the clearest photographs to date of the new sports car from the house of the trident, whose presentation has been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

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UPDATE LOG

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11/09/2020
Maserati MC20 wins ‘China Performance Car of the Year 2021’ award

11/09/2020
We attend the launch of the Maserati MC20 in Spain.

10/15/2020
The price of the Maserati MC20 in Spain is announced.

09/09/2020
Presentation of the Maserati MC20.

08/31/2020
Maserati publishes the latest teaser for the MC20.

07/02/2020
Engine specifications; date of presentation.

07/01/2020
First image of the MC20’s engine, the Maserati Nettuno.

06/24/2020
The first details of the Maserati MC20 engine are confirmed.

05/22/2020
Testing phase on the roads of the Targa Florio.

05/13/2020
A special edition dedicated to Stirling Moss confirmed.

04/22/2020
Maserati delays the presentation of the MC20 until September.

03/05/2020
Photographs of the ultimate car with camouflage decoration.

02/24/2020
Presentation confirmed in May 2020.

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