Maserati MC20 To Be Revealed On September 9th
The first Maserati ever to be powered by an in-house built engine will make its debut on September 9th, 2020. The Maserati MC20 super sports car will also mark the return of the Trident to racing circuits after last winning a 2010 world championship with another extraordinary car, the MC12.
MC is Maserati Corse’s acronym and 20 applies to the year 2020. This year marks the beginning of a new age within the history of Maserati. The first race car from their stable was called Tipo 26 where its manufacturing year was marked with the number. Similarly, the MC 20 will be the first car born in the company’s new Age of Modena.
The Maserati MC20 will continue the legacy of the MC 12, a car that, after 37 years of long waiting, took the firm back to racing in 2004. It went on to win 22 races (including 3 wins in the 24 Spa Hours) and 14 Constructors’ Championship titles, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT from 2004 to 2010. It will be constructed at Modena Plant undergoing a full transformation. Maserati has switched to a more sophisticated assembly that is fitted with new and innovative low impact technology for the environment.
Maserati has stopped the GranTurismo production and in November 2019, the last car rolled out of the factory door. The new model has been tipped to feature a brand new, mid-rear mounted V6 that will be designed in-house and not produced from Ferrari, unlike Maserati’s of the past. The all-new powertrain is completely designed and installed by Maserati, will feature hybrid technology, and will be the forefather of a new family of engines exclusively incorporated on the Brand’s vehicles.
In related news, Maserati unveiled last month the latest Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo, which combine to be Maserati’s fastest ever luxury sedans capable of attaining a top speed of 326kmph. The key highlight of the launch is the inclusion of the Ghibli V8 engine for the first time to highlight the Italian genes of Maserati, which naturally originates at the Ferrari plant in Maranello, where this powerful V8 is currently made.