Maserati MC20: Maserati unveils its first supercar after 15 years
After 15 years, the Italian automaker Maserati returns to the track with its first supercar Maserati MC20. “20” represents the year and “MC” represents “Maserati Corse” meaning “Maserati racing”. The Maserati supercar was expected to make its official appearance in May 2020 but was delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Now this mid-engine two-seater coupe or convertible supercar is expected to go on sale by the end of 2020 or in early 2021.
Maserati MC20 comes with amid engine design in coupe and convertible body styles and in electric and internal combustion variants. The front profile introduces signature Maserati radiator grille, large intakes, carbon fibre front splitters and sharp LED headlamps. The rear profile features horizontal LED tail lamps, dual exhausts and a large carbon fibre diffuser. It comes with butterfly doors and will be offered in six colors but the roof will stay no matter the color choice.
It features a two-seat cabin which is accessed through butterfly doors. The MC20 has a clean and minimalistic interior design highlighting only the essential controls. It features 10-inch instrument cluster on an in-dash accompanied by 10-inch infotainment screen. The MC20 is showcased with a black interior trimmed with lots of alcantara and blue accents. The steering wheel is made of carbon-fibre and micro-suede and massive aluminium shift paddles. As MC20 lacks the rear view, it is mounted with a digital rear-view camera which feeds the image to frameless screen mounted at the standard position on the windshield.
Maserati incorporates several drive mode settings to permit drivers to arrange the driving experience as wanted. The MC20 begins in GT mode as the default, comfort-situated setting; Sport hardens the versatile suspension and hones up the controls and responsiveness. Wet mode limits the motor lift and ensures the entirety of the foothold and soundness help frameworks are on high ready. Corsa mode empowers dispatch control and restricts the degree of foothold and steadiness control mediation; the fumes framework remains completely open in this drive profile also. A fifth ESC Off setting completely deactivates the entirety of the electronic caretakers.
Maserati MC20 will get a 90-degree 3.0-litre twin-turbo Nettuno V6 producing 621 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 730Nm, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new Nettuno engine utilizes a novel twin-combustion system borrowed from Formula 1 race cars. The engine gets a pre-chamber combustion system with twin spark plugs which make the MC20 the first road-legal car in the world to receive this feature. Maserati claims a zero-to-62-mph time of fewer than three seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph.
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