WITH a focus on performance, design and exclusivity, the new Maserati MC20 has made a flying visit to Australia for an exclusive media preview. The bad news is, you can’t have one yet, as the local allocation for 2021 is already sold out.
“The all-new MC20 marks Maserati’s launch into a new era,” Maserati ANZ COO Glen Sealey said. “Elegant and sporty, efficient and lightweight, it’s a stunning supercar and clear statement of intent. We’re delighted to welcome the MC20 to Australia.”
The MC20, MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première, is Maserati’s first supercar in 15 years, and is capable of a top speed of 325km/h. It produces a 470kW (630bhp) and 730Nm.
The lightweight V6 dispatches 0-100km/h in under 2.9 seconds, and is powered by a bespoke Nettuno engine, developed entirely by Maserati and featuring patented F1 technology.
Designed with an eye firmly on the future, the MC20 will also come with a EV powertrain in due course. With assistance from renowned racing chassis builder Dallara, the MC20 also features an innovative carbon fibre monocoque.
Unifying the chassis and engine is what they call sculptured engineering, the process of bringing together in perfect harmony the design and engineering aspects of the car with a visual aesthetic that removes the need for overt active aerodynamics.
One of the most dramatic and unique stylistic effects of the MC20 exterior are its beautiful butterfly doors, which offer best in class ergonomics. The MC20 is also equipped with an E-Latch electronic side door opening system.
Inside, you will find an elegantly minimalist cockpit to focus concentration on the driving experience, yet it retains the luxury and craftmanship that defines a Maserati.
A carbon fibre central tunnel and beautifully-milled metallic bezels are further nods to a strong design aesthetic.
An 8-speed dual clutch transmission, adjustable suspension, five driving modes. Wet, GT, Sport, Corsa and ESC off, combine to ensure a driving experience like no other.
The 2021 Maserati MC20 is priced at $438,000 plus on-roads in Australia, and $390,000 in New Zealand. As we mentioned, the 2021 allocation is sold out.