TodayApril 15, 2022

World Premiere Maserati MC20 super sports car

Maserati MC20 designed by Klaus Busse Modena Italy

  • MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s New Era
  • The new Maserati super sports car is a worthy successor to the MC12
  • A car with a racing DNA
  • 100% Made in Modena and 100% Made in Italy

Modena, September 9th2020 – Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness, and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9th September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for this year. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with a torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. It has been more than twenty years since Maserati produced its own engines.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (curb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp, it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fiber without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin-turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.

Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomizes Italian excellence. MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The new production line, created in the spaces where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled until November 2019, is now ready for action in the historic plant. The site also features a new paint shop incorporating innovative, environment-friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.

The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, with the outset’s involvement, innovative approach, a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab, and designers from the Maserati Style Center.

The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed the performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimizing development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving sessions in the most widely varying use conditions.

The guiding theme of the MC20’S design was the Brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance, and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to a car’s conception with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique.
The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand working hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0,38.
The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full-electric power.

Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a purpose and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges, and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA).

Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fiber-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa, and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two-speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest.

The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa, and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch app.

For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colors to characterize MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma, and Grigio Mistero. Each of them has been conceived, designed, and developed exclusively for this car, and they all convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity, and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. Similarly, like its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.
Orders will start from 9th September after the World Première.



V6 90° MTC twin-turbo

Displacement (cc)
3000 cc

Bore x stroke (mm)
88 x 82 mm

Compression ratio

Max. power output
630 CV @ 7500 rpm

Peak torque (Nm @ rpm)
730 Nm @ 3000 – 5500 rpm

Ignition system
MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) Twin Spark with passive prechamber

Fuel system
PD( Direct injection 350bar + Port injection 6bar)

Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated waste gate

Fully variable Oil pump on Dry Sump System with scavenge Pumps & external oil tank

Timing system
Double overhead camshaft with variable valve timing


0-100 Km/h (s)

0-200 Km/h (s)

Top speed (km/h)

Braking distance
from 100 to 0 km/h (m)



Fuel consumption
(Combined cycle) l/100 km

Fuel consumption
(Low cycle) l/100 km

Fuel consumption
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Fuel consumption
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Fuel consumption
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CO2 emissions
(Combined cycle) g/km

CO2 emissions
(Low cycle) g/km

CO2 emissions
(Medium cycle) g/km

CO2 emissions
(High cycle) g/km

CO2 emissions
(Extra High cycle) g/km


DCT 8 gears

Gear ratios:
2.905/ 1.759/ 1.220/ 0.878/ 0.653/ 0.508/ 0.397/ 0.329 R 2.632:1 final 5.174

Rear-wheel drive with rear limited-slip self-locking mechanical differential
(Electronic differential opt)


Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle, anti-roll bar (Lifter opt)

Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle, anti-roll bar


Ventilated discs 380x34 mm (CCM disc 390x36 opt)

Brembo fixed calipers

Six pistons

Ventilated discs 350x27 mm (CCM disc 360x28 opt)

Four pistons


Front/rear tires
front 245/35 ZR 20 / rear 305/30 ZR 20

L x D x H (mm)
4,669 x 1,965 x 1,221

Wheelbase (mm)

Front/rear track (mm)
1,681 / 1,649

Luggage capacity (l)
150 (50 front / 100 rear)

Fuel tank capacity (l)
60 lt

Homologated weight (kg)



Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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