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Maserati MC20 Takes Honors At British GQ Car Awards:

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The British GQ hosted its annual GQ Car Awards in London earlier this month. In place of the usual ceremony, the awards were broadcasted on British GQ’s IGTV with the all-new 2021 Maserati MC20 being honored as the “Super Sports Car of the Year”.

2021 Maserati MC20. (Maserati).

Designed at the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin, the MC20 heralds a new era for the Maserati brand and its return to the super sports car segment, with a car that combines mind-blowing performance, ground-breaking technology, and audacious technical solutions. That includes a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) version to be released in the near future. The MC20 is built at the historic Modena at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

2021 Maserati MC20. (Maserati).

Powered by the new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 making 630 horsepower and 538 lb.-ft. of torque. The patented engine has been conceived, developed, designed, and built entirely by Maserati and uses a pre-chamber technology derived from Formula 1 engines. The Nettuno engine pushes the mid-engined super sports car to a 0 to 60 mph time of fewer than 2.9 seconds.

The All-New 3.0-liter Maserati Nettuno Engine. (Maserati).

“The launch of the MC20 last year heralded a new era for Maserati, and we’re delighted that the hard work put in by the team has been recognized by British GQ. We’re proud of what this award means for Maserati and we’re very much looking forward to our brave new future with this first-of-its-kind car”, said Maserati CEO, Davide Grasso. “We are innovative by nature, powered by passion, and unique by design. These are the same values that spurred the Maserati brothers over 106 years ago, and they are the same values that from Modena take flight and put Maserati in the spotlight of the global mobility stage.”

2021 Maserati MC20. (Maserati).

According to British GQ the “Maserati has an allure that refuses to be extinguished and the release of the MC20 proves the brand is once again red hot. All-new, technically fascinating, and with a mid-mounted [630 horsepower] twin-turbo V6, the MC20 is classy, charismatic, and alternative.” 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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As a full disclosure statement, I am fully confident that among Stellantis Italian brands, Maserati is best positioned for success. Not surprising then, is my rapture for the MC20, obviously first conceived as an Alfa Romeo, but better executed and appropriate as a Maserati. I also submit that the adoption of the Chrysler 300 foundation for the current Ghibli and Quatroporte, although stop gap, was a stroke of genius that revitalized the brand, especially in affluent markets in North America as well as globally. Those Chrysler based, frankly excellent sedans in their own right, have served as a beach head to capturing market share from the German trio, Mercedes, BMW and Audi.
The now well defined, if rather ambitious plans moving forward truly bolster my confidence and my opinion. The MC20 clearly is the right car to usher in that plan and that future. Stallantis, I am sure, looked long and hard at Maserati and I would wager, they share my conviction on it’s future and the plans and products in the wings to execute it successfully and profitably. But success is not assured....yet.
To be successful three things are a must, more dealerships, more new product and a generous marketing program. It has been established that there is an appetite for Italian cars in America and for Maserati cars in particular. The MC20 only serves to make Maserati a luxury import player of credibllity and a shot fired across the German bow that Maserati is real.

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