Maserati Puts other Supercars on Notice
Updated: Jun 9, 2022
Maserati's newest flagship supercar looks to break hearts on the track while providing luxury looks.
The 2021 MC20
“Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident's history, is the MC20's twin turbo V6, a technological 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” ~Maserati
Being able to see this beautiful work of art in person made me appreciate this car even more. The color of this car is the beautiful Bianco Adace.
Not your average Italian Supercar
I want to introduce to you Mazarati's newest supercar, the MC20. The MC stands for Maserati Corse, and the "20" stands for the year it was unveiled...2020. This Nettuno engine marks a return of Maserati producing power plants, which they have not done in over 20 years. The Nettuno engine is built in Modena, Italy, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.
This Nettuno engine is a 3L Dual Overhead Cam, Twin Turbo V6, pumping out 621 horsepower at 7500 RPMs, 538 ft pounds of torque between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm and is both port and direct-injected. This car can go from 0-60 in under 2.9 seconds and reach a blazingly fast top speed of up to 202 mph. This car weighs a smidge over 3,300 lbs at 3,306 lbs. This allows it to have a best in class power to weight ratio at 5.3 lbs per horsepower.
This car is equipped with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and has a rear limited-slip and self-locking differential. This car has a dry-sump oil system.
The MC20 has a front and rear double-wishbone suspension. It also has six piston Brembo brakes up front and 4 piston in the rear. You have massive carbon-ceramic rotors that allow this car to stop in just 108 ft. The birdcage style wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza's series tires sporting 245s in the front and 305s in the rear.
This car comes in six different colors; Bianco Audace (white), Giallo Genio (yellow), Rosso Vincente (red), Blu Infinito (blue), Nero Enigma, and Grigio Mistero. These colors were all developed exclusively for MC20. That tit-bit of information lets one know how special this car is to Maserati.
For the first time ever, a Maserati will come with butterfly doors. This is a first for Maserati and adds a stunningly elegant touch to the aesthetics of the supercar. The doors also allows a more manageable time entering and exiting the cockpit.
Maserati sculpted this vehicle in a very traditional way. Air extractors in the MC20's hood contribute front downforce to keep the car stable at its 200 mph-plus top speed. Some may confuse this with a heat extractor hood, but since this is a mid-engine car, these are strictly used for downforce. Underbody aerodynamics and an effective rear diffuser provide enough downforce that no rear wing is necessary. However, there will be a carbon fiber spoiler available come April 30th of 2021.
The vents are outfitted in the design of the Maserati Trident.
This car is peppered with carbon fiber as well as forged carbon. The rear diffuser is made with carbon fiber. This back area reminds me a bit of Aston Martin but more refined. I loved how the rear window vents are in the shape of the Maserati Trident.
This car comes with an optional front lift system that with just the press of a button lifts the front axle by 2-inches. The system works at speeds up to 25 MPH. If faster it automatically returns to the stock ride height.
The interior is black and Blue Cielo and is draped in alcantara fabric. Maserati felt it was essential to use only the best quality materials for its flagship supercar.
We were unfortunately unable to sit in the cockpit so please check out my vlog to see interior shots of this beautiful car.
I'd also like to thank Maserati for inviting me out to review this beautiful car!