Maserati announced yesterday, the Italian brand’s new hybrid supercar will carry the MC20 nameplate. The name harkens back to the 2004 to 2005 Maserati MC12 supercar nameplate, which happens to be one of the most popular Maserati vehicles of all time. Maserati’s teaser video, states that the new MC20 will debut in May of this year.
Now Maserati has released teaser photos of the new car, earlier this year. According to our sources, the new chassis is made of a mid-engine carbon fiber monocoque that features front and rear aluminum subframes. This alone puts this car against the like of McLaren and Ferrari. The engine will be developed by the Maserati Research and Development center but looks to be a further evolution of the 90-degree V6 design, used by the current Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
While the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio models produce 505 horsepower with their twin-turbo application, our sources are stating that Maserati is preparing for something more potent. Our sources are stating that this engine could have up to 625 horsepower and will feature Twin Spark technology. We can tell you that this car will not be the only one to use the 625 horsepower V6 engine.
Now mated up to that amazing new Maserati-specific motor, will be an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that will feature an integrated P2 type electric motor. In addition, the new mid-engine Maserati will also use an electric motor at the front of the car, to power the front wheels. This means that the car will have an e-AWD system, similar to the Honda (Acura) NSX and will be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with a combined horsepower rating in excess of 700 horsepower, and more than likely closer to the 800 horsepower mark.
In addition to this PHEV, Maserati will also offer a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) version of this car at a later date. It is to be part of the new MaseratiBlue family, that will feature fast charging available due to its 800-volt electric architecture.