Maserati has been making rather “regular looking” luxury performance cars for so long that we almost forgotten it also had an exotic supercar. Well, we are reminded of the MC12 from 2004 today because, the Modena, Italy automobile maker has just revealed a new one, named MC20. MC here stands for Maserati Corse and 20 is 2020, obviously.
Presented in Modena on September 9 at the MMXX: Time to be audacious event, the Maserati MC20 Super Sports Car is powered by new Maserati produced Nettuno engine, a 3.0L high-compression V6 twin-turbo power plant, featuring Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) technology, that puts our 630 ponies and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque.
Mated to a DCT 8-speed gearbox and rear slip self-locking mechanical differential, the power and torque are put to good use at the rear wheels of the century sprint in under 2.9 seconds and a terminal velocity of 325 km/h (202 mph). The V6 engine has only 1,500 kilograms (3,307 lbs) to haul, resulting in a best in class weight-to-power ratio of 2.33 kg/hp.
Handling its by the way of double-wishbone with virtual steering axle and anti-roll bar- front and back, large ventilated rotors paired to 6 and 4 pistons Brembo calipers, and it rolls on massive 20-inch wheels wrapped in 245/35 ZR 20 and 305/30 ZR 20 rubbers (front and back).
Meanwhile, butterfly doors opens up into a driver-centric interior that is home to dual 10-inch screens, carbon fiber-wrapped central console, wireless smartphone charger, and more.
Maserati MC20 Super Sports Car will be produced later this year with orders to be accepted starting from today (September 9). Interestingly, MC20 is designed to enable coupe and convertible versions, as well as for full electric power. So, eco-conscious rich folks may want to hold out to see what the Trident marque has to offered in the area of electric drive.
All images courtesy of Maserati S.p.A..