In one week’s time, the Maserati brand will unveil its all-new supercar called the MC20. But what does MC20 stand for? MC stands for Maserati Corse, which is Maserati’s racing department and more than likely the MC20 will be used in various motorsport. With recent rules changes for the 24 Hours of LeMans, it is the most likely choice for the car to run in motorsport competition.
Over the last couple of days, the Italian premium brand has been giving us a sneak peek at the MC20 on social media. The car has been highlighted in three short videos, which has shown us the silhouette of the new mid-engined supercar.
There has also been a series of spy photos from our friend Walter Vayr of GabetzSpyUnit, that shows us the car in its final form out testing on open roads. The car looks a lot different from the Alfa Romeo 4C mules that we had originally seen when the car made during its initial testing debut. While the camouflage still covers a lot of the details of the mid-engined Maserati, we get to see the overall shape in detail of the final product. These latest photos show us the use of S-ducts on the car. S-ducts are used to manage air more efficiently around the car, and thus improving the car’s aerodynamic profile.
The first version of the car to be released will be powered only by an internal combustion engine (ICE). It was recently unveiled that Maserati is planning to use it’s all-new in-house designed 3.0-liter “Nettuno” twin-turbo V6. The new power unit is a V90° architecture and features a dry-sump (a classic solution on super sportscars). It delivers 630CV (or about 621 horsepower) at 7500rpm and 730 Nm (or 538 lb.-ft) of torque from 3000 rpm with a specific power output of 210CV/liter (or 207 horsepower/liter).
Maserati is also hard at work on a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant with a front e-axle, as well as a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) version of the car, which will probably debut for the 2022 model year.
The Maserati MC20 will debut on Wednesday, September 9th. Stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com for a complete breakdown of the latest vehicle in the Maserati stable.
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