Press Release

Date

9 Sep 2020

Maserati MC20: the Brand's new super sports car

  • MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s new Era
  • The new Maserati super sports car is a worthy successor to the MC12
  • A car with a racing DNA
  • 100% Made in Modena and 100% Made in Italy

Modena, September 9th2020 – Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident's history, is the MC20's twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world's roads.

Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomises Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The new production line, created in the spaces where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled until November 2019, is now ready for action in the historic plant. The site also features a new paintshop incorporating innovative, environment-friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.

The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, with the involvement from the outset, in an innovative approach, of a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.

The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimising development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving sessions in the most widely varying conditions of use.

The guiding theme of the MC20’S design was the Brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique.

The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0,38.

The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.

Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA). Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.

The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.

For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Each of them has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively for this car and they all convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.

The production launch is scheduled for the end the current year with orders to be accepted from the 9th September after the world Première.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Layout

V6 90° MTC twin turbo

Displacement (cc)

3000 cc

Bore x stroke (mm)

88 x 82 mm

Compression ratio

11:1

Max. power output

630 CV @ 7500 rpm

Peak torque (Nm @ rpm)

730 Nm @ 3000 - 5500 rpm

Ignition system

MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) Twin Spark with passive prechamber

Fuel system

PD( Direct injection 350bar + Port injection 6bar)

Induction

Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated waste gate

Lubrication

Fully variable Oil pump on Dry Sump System with scavenge Pumps & external oil tank

Timing system

Double over head camshaft with variable valve timing

PERFORMANCE

0-100 Km/h (s)

<2,9''

0-200 Km/h (s)

<8,8''

Top speed (km/h)

>325km/h

Braking distance
from 100 to 0 km/h (m)

<33mt

Cx

<0,38

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS - WLTC*

Fuel consumption
(Combined cycle) l/100 km

11,6

Fuel consumption
(Low cycle) l/100 km

20,8

Fuel consumption
(Medium cycle) l/100 km

11,9

Fuel consumption
(High cycle) l/100 km

9,8

Fuel consumption
(extra-High cycle) l/100 km

9,6

CO2 emissions
(Combined cycle) g/km

262

CO2 emissions
(Low cycle) g/km

470

CO2 emissions
(Medium cycle) g/km

269,4

CO2 emissions
(High cycle) g/km

220,6

CO2 emissions
(Extra High cycle) g/km

215,8

*Preliminary Values

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox

DCT 8 gears

Gear ratios:

2.905/ 1.759/ 1.220/ 0.878/ 0.653/ 0.508/ 0.397/ 0.329 R 2.632:1 final 5.174

Transmission

Rear-wheel drive with rear limited slip self-locking mechanical differential
(Electronic differential opt)

SUSPENSION

Front

Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle , anti-roll bar (Lifter opt)

Rear

Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle , anti-roll bar

BRAKES

Front

Ventilated discs 380x34 mm (CCM disc 390x36 opt)

Brembo fixed calipers

6 pistons

Rear

Ventilated discs 350x27 mm (CCM disc 360x28 opt)

4 pistons

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Front/rear tyres

front 245/35 ZR 20 / rear 305/30 ZR 20

L x D x H (mm)

4,669 x 1,965 x 1,221

Wheelbase (mm)

2,700

Front/rear track (mm)

1,681 / 1,649

Luggage capacity (l)

150 (50 front / 100 rear)

Fuel tank capacity (l)

60 lt

Homologated weight (kg)

<1500kg

 

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com

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