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New Maserati super sports car to be called MC20

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Maserati has revealed the name of the upcoming super sports car that was mentioned in our report earlier today. The Italian brand has christened the new super sports car ‘MC20’ which is an acronym for Maserati Corse (MC) and the year 2020 (20). 

The Trident wielding brand has used such name on the MC20’s predecessor the MC12. The MC12 has a rich racing history and it was the car that marked Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years. The MC12 won 22 races including three at the 24 hours of SPA and 14 Championship titles in the FIA GT from 2004 to 2010.

The MC12 was powered by a 5,998cc 65-degree V12 48 valve double overhead camshaft with Dry sump lubrication with a transaxle that produced 630hp of power @ 7,500rpm and could do a top speed of 330+ kmph. The MC12 weighed 1335 kg and had a stress-bearing carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb sandwich monocoque chassis with front and rear aluminium sub-frame.  Later the brand also introduced the MC12 ‘Stradale’ which was a road going version to be able to homologate the model for international GT Racing.

The MC20 will be built at the Modena plant in Italy which has been expanded and modernised to accommodate the super sports cars production. Maserati has also announced that the brand will invest EUR 800 million in the Mirafiori production facility where the new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio with a fully electric powertrain will be manufactured. Also, the Viale Ciro Menotti plant has been added with a new innovative eco-friendly solutions to lower the environmental impact. 

With the MC20 Maserati will make a comeback in racing as it debuts at Modena by the end of May 2020. 

Maserati has a wide range of cars on offer that includes the flagship Quattroporte, Ghibli, Levante, GranTurismo and the GranCabrio. The most powerful production Maserati is the Levante Trofeo powered by a 3.8-litre V8 that produces 580 hp of power and can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 304 kmph.