Maserati’s first supercar since its MC12 will carry the MC20 nameplate and will feature an all-new mid-engine powertrain
Maserati has announced the top-secret all-new supercar it is developing will be called the MC20 when it makes its global debut this May.
No further information has been revealed about the Maserati MC20, which stands for Maserati Corse (‘race’ in Italian) and 2020, other than to say that the famous Italian brand will use the MC20 to “return to the world of racing.”
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Set to be the first car since the limited-run Maserati MC12 supercar to carry the Maserati Corse badge, the MC20 is claimed to be a “natural evolution” from the Enzo Ferrari-based supercar that was made between 2004-2005.
That is believed to be a tacit hint at the level of performance the two-seat supercar will offer when it arrives in a few months’ time.
It’s not known what will power the MC20, but the car-maker has previously ruled out borrowing a powertrain from stablemate Ferrari preferring to, instead, develop its own engine at its Modena-based Innovation Lab.
The MC20 is tipped to be launched with a high-performance V8, or plug-in hybrid V6 that will be also be joined, later on, by an advanced all-electric powertrain that has already been seen testing.
When the electric version arrives, it could be based on the original Alfieri concept’s powertrain that was powered by a three-motor, 800-volt battery-electric system. If true, the electric MC20 should easily smash the 0-62mph sprint in less than 2.0 seconds.
With just months left until its debut in May, Maserati has also confirmed that the MC20 will be manufactured at its Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena that is currently undergoing modernisation to prepare it for electrified vehicles.
The MC20 race car, meanwhile, will have a lot to live up to if it’s to match the old MC12’s record saw it win 22 races and 14 championship titles between 2004-2010.
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