Maserati is gearing as much as launch the MC20, its first new mannequin for the reason that Levante debuted in 2016. It posted a brief video to whet our urge for food earlier than the mid-engined coupe makes its world debut on September ninth.
The five-second video posted on his official Twitter account does a superb job of holding the MC20’s design underneath wraps, but it surely does assist us decipher what’s lurking beneath the duvet. It means that Maserati stylists haven’t got a no-nonsense arsenal of instruments, as nearly each floor appears to be like deliciously curved. We additionally get a short glimpse of the vents carved into the hood and the air inlets above the rear wheel arches.
On the rear, the coupe could have louvers above the rear window, based on one other video posted on the corporate’s Fb web page. We might say it is secure to wager that the cabin will get the digital rearview mirror that’s slowly transferring throughout the Fiat-Chrysler Cars (FCA) portfolio. Louvres have by no means stopped automakers from hanging a standard rearview mirror over the entrance seat passengers, however the MC20s provide Maserati a novel alternative to flex their technical muscle mass. Whether or not they’re commonplace or non-obligatory is within the air.
Whereas Maserati offers us clues, earlier spy footage close to its headquarters in Modena offers us a a lot better have a look at the MC20. Its proportions reveal its mid-engine format, and even the camouflage fails to cover the low-mounted oval grille with the corporate’s trident emblem. It is a styling catchphrase that subtly hyperlinks the MC20 to the corporate’s earlier fashions, such because the Tipo 61 (often known as the Birdcage), constructed from 1959 to 1961.
– Maserati (@Maserati_HQ)
August 31, 2020
Energy for the MC20 will come from a 3.zero liter V6 engine developed in-house that’s turbocharged with 630 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. Internally often known as the Nettuno, the 90-degree six-cylinder could have a redline of 8,000 rpm and produce a track-only engine that may energy Maserati’s future racing vehicles.
In keeping with unconfirmed rumors, the MC20 collection will later be expanded to incorporate a hybrid variant with no less than 700 hp and a convertible. Maserati invests vital sources in growing electrical drives. The subsequent-generation GranTurismo is powered completely by batteries. So we would not be in the least shocked if, in the end, Maserati delivered an MC20 with no exhaust pipes. We’ll know extra in slightly over per week.
MC20 gross sales will start shortly after the mannequin debuts. Deliveries are slated to start in early 2021, which suggests the mannequin could not hit American shores till mannequin 12 months 2022. It can be a part of the V8-powered Ghibli Trofeo in showrooms, however Maserati confirmed it will not promote the hybrid mannequin within the US.