Maserati unveils new MC20 supercar as part of firm’s planned revival

Maserati unveils new MC20 supercar as part of firm’s planned revival

The MC20 is the firm’s first true sports car in more than a decade

Maserati has unveiled the MC20 as its first true sports car in some time as the firm looks to kickstart a ‘new era’. 

Featuring a new 621bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, Maserati promises the MC20 will be able to sprint to 60mph in just 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 202mph. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

It’s also the first Maserati engine to be produced ‘in-house’ in more than 20 years – following the brand’s separation from using Ferrari powertrains.

Weighing less than 1,500kg, the MC20 features a sleek new shape, which takes advantage of Maserati’s renowned oval-shaped grille and central Trident (badge). Unlike the Granturismo, the MC20 features butterfly doors to give it a more supercar-like feel.

The interior is a driver-oriented cockpit, with two 10-inch screens – one for the digital dial display and the second for a touchscreen. The cabin is also littered with carbon-fibre, and comes well-equipped with wireless smartphone charging and configurable drive modes. 

Currently just seen in coupe form, Maserati has also said that a convertible MC20 is on the way, along with an electric version, which is expected to be the firm’s first EV following its venture into electrified powertrains with the Ghibli Hybrid, revealed earlier this year.

The MC20 aims to kick off a new era for the brand, with the firm announcing 13 new cars in the next three years – which include revisions to the Levante SUV, Quattroporte, a new Granturismo and Grancabrio, as well as a new smaller SUV, which is set to rival the likes of the Porsche Macan and Audi Q5. It’ll be called the Grecale, arrive in 2021 and will also feature EV power. 

Order books for the new MC20 are now open, with prices starting from around £185,000. Production is set to start later this year, with first deliveries likely in the second quarter of 2021. 

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