The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg / 3306 pounds (kerb weight), and thanks to its
power output of 621 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp (5.3 pounds/hp).
This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon
fiber 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
technological 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
Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomizes Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was
designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Tridentís 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 Center.
The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the worldís 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, optimizing 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 MC20íS design was the Brandís 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 carís
ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.
The aerodynamics were designed 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 MC20ís beauty. The CX is 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. There are two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for
the Maserati Multimedia System (MIA). Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fiber-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 colors to characterize 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 Maseratiís
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 of
September after the world Première.