Maserati drops more details on new MC20 sports car

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Italian luxury carmaker Maserati reveals more details about its upcoming sports car, the Maserati MC20. The successor to Maserati’s MC12 was first revealed in Modena on September 9 last year during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

Its name, according to Maserati, stands for Maserati Corse (MC) and the numerical digit symbolizes its world premiere in 2020.

The official dimensions of the MC20 are 4,669mm x 1,965mm x 1,221, which measure its length, width, and height. The wheelbase is at 2,700mm.

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Maserati says that the exterior was designed using an innovative approach and was developed using the world’s advanced dynamic simulators. Maserati used a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car which resulted in a car that has “a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty.”

The same modern minimalist appeal can be seen inside the MC20’s cabin. Two 10-inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA) create a simple, driver-oriented interior.

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Its central console also features few but significant controls, which increase the driver’s focus on the road ahead and decrease unnecessary distractions. Included are “a wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest.”

All of the other controls are conveniently located on the steering wheel.

The MC20 will also feature the latest in Maserati’s arsenal of technological offerings and will hook the sports car with the Maserati Connect program at all times.

Powering the new MC20 is a V6 MTC twin-turbo engine that can produce 621 horses and 730Nm of torque. The engine is mated to Maserati’s own eight-speed DCT gearbox. The powertrain setup should give the MC20 a top speed of 325kph allowing it to go from zero to 100 in 2.9 seconds and from standstill to 200kph in just 8.8 seconds.

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Stopping power will come from six-piston Brembo caliper brakes at the front and four-piston ventilated disc brakes at the rear.

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The MC20 will be supported by a double-wishbone setup with a virtual steering axle and anti-roll bar.

The Maserati MC20 will be offered in six colors: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero.

Production will begin later this year, although Maserati will be accepting orders starting September says the carmaker.

Photos from Maserati

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