The First of Its Kind
Maserati’s new super sports car, the MC20, made its Chinese debut at Auto China 2020 in Beijing. The new MC20 will pave the way for the future of Maserati with its innovation, uniqueness and audacity. The stand also displayed the brand’s newly launched Ghibli Hybrid Fenice Limited Edition, the PELLETESSUTA™ Limited Editions as well as a fleet from the MY20 range.
MC20’s China Debut
The astonishingly elegant yet dynamic body of the MC20 captivated the audience at the Auto China 2020. Being 100% made in Modena and built in the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant, the MC20 inherits Maserati’s rich Italian heritage while also demonstrating an irrepressible drive towards the brand’s future of innovation.
The MC20 is powered by the new Nettuno engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies that are now available in the power unit of a road car for the first time ever. The engine, which incorporates MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, is a 630 horsepower V6 producing 730 Nm of torque that ensures a 0-100 km/h acceleration time under 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 325 km/h. Thanks to a best-in-class weight/power ratio at just 2.33 kg/hp, the MC20 effortlessly runs on the road at extremely high speeds.
Through its over 106 years’ history, Maserati has honed a refined car-making philosophy that perfectly blends sportiness and luxury. The new MC20 proves to be no exception to this tradition. A simple yet elegant aerodynamic design imbues the MC20 with a svelte figure. Complementing the body is a pair of ergonomic butterfly doors that are not only stunningly beautiful but also highly functional.
As it is marking the return of the Trident badge to the essence of racing, the MC20 is also equipped with cutting-edge technologies that ensure maximum driving fun. These include a fully carbon fibre monocoque and a double-wishbone suspension system with active dampers, allowing the car to deliver the very best performance, while simultaneously ensuring maximum maneuverability and comfort. Another example of the MC20’s commitment to state-of-the-art technology is its frameless digital rear-view mirror, which offers markedly increased visibility for the driver.
Moreover, the car is equipped with both the latest MIA system (Maserati Intelligent Assistant) and the new Maserati Connect program. Via the 10.25-inch touchscreen central display, the driver can enjoy fully upgraded, real-time interconnected infotainment services.
Maserati has developed six new colors to characterize the MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Each of these shades has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively to convey the unmatched sporty character of the MC20.
The New Era of Maserati
With the new MC20, the 106-year-old Italian carmaker has embarked on a journey to build a new tomorrow by taking a step back and looking towards its roots. As the successor to the MC12, this new car marks a return to Maserati’s origins in the world of racing. With the MC20, Maserati has now officially kicked off the beginning of a new era. The Trident marque will continue to shape the future with unrivalled audacity.
In addition to the new MC20 supercar, Maserati’s new SUV, the Grecale, is also on the horizon. Named after a legendary wind, this future Maserati SUV is destined to play a key role in the brand’s development.
The brand also proudly announced Folgore, a new strategy for electrification through which Maserati aims to ignite newfound passion for new energy technology. It was demonstrated on the stage of Auto China 2020 with its first-ever hybrid model – the new Ghibli Hybrid. First launched in July, this model heralded the coming of Maserati’s electrification era with its eye-catching design. It was a huge market success on launch, with orders for the Ghibli Hybrid Fenice Limited Edition being quickly filled up.
The Quattroporte and Levante PELLETESSUTA™ Limited Editions were also displayed at Auto China, demonstrating Maserati’s unique aesthetics, refinement and exclusivity. Personalization has always been at the core of Maserati’s customer service. In the future, via the new Maserati FUORISERIE programme, it will be possible to customize every Maserati to match each customer’s unique tastes.
The future has come and the future is now. The Trident marque will continue to bring extraordinary products and experience, while adhering to its core values: Innovative by Nature, Unique by Design, Powered by Passion.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars instantly recognisable for their extraordinary personality. With their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most discerning and refined tastes and have always been a point of reference in the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy international markets. Ambassadors of this heritage are the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version as the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first SUV made by Maserati, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and exceptional technical solutions. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 super sports car, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) in Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.