Renowned Italian manufacturer Maserati has announced an early prototype of the new convertible version of its MC20 supercar. Unveiled at the gates of Maserati’s historic Modena plant, the supercar features a cloud-themed camouflage since it’s a convertible. Maserati has stated that the new convertible prototype closely follows its MC20 coupe counterpart and sports a unique design language. The Italian manufacturer has utilized carbon fibre and composite materials to construct the supercar, which will sport 3 different configurations.
The brand has stated that it will offer the supercar in coupe, convertible, and fully-electric versions in the coming future. Recently, Maserati launched the MC20 coupe for the Indian market and priced it at INR 3.65 crore (ex-showroom). With bookings opened for customers in June 2021, reports suggest that Maserati will begin deliveries from February 2022. The automaker debuted the MC20 supercar globally on 9th September 2020, with the ‘MC’ standing for Maserati Corse.
2022 Maserati MC20: Design Highlights
The supercar features a low-slung front end with the iconic Maserati Trident logo at the centre of the grille. The MC20 features air vents and air intakes on the bonnet and front fascia, which aid in aerodynamics. Additionally, the supercar sports sweptback LED headlamps, wraparound tail lamps, a high-mounted inlet, and an engine cover made from polycarbonate. Along with butterfly doors, the car also sports an axial force coefficient CX of under 0.38.
2022 Maserati MC20: Powertrain Highlights
Maserati has equipped the MC20 supercar with a 3.0-litre, 90-degree V6 ‘Nettuno’ engine, producing 630 PS and 730 Nm. The engine has been developed using Formula 1-derived technology and sports twin-turbos, electronically-activated wastegates, and a Double Overhead Camshaft. Additionally, Maserati has ensured that the engine features variable valve timing and a twin injection fuel system with twin-spark plugs.
The MC20’s Twin Combustion system supplies the fuel with over 5000 PSI and offers 87 PSI on the direct injection system. With 210 PS/litre, the MC20 weighs 1500 Kg and sports a power-to-weight ratio of 2.33 Kg/Ps. The MC20 supercar channels its power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed, dual-clutch, automatic transmission.