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”.
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.
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 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.”
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.”