MODENA, Italy — Maserati is challenging Ferrari and Lamborghini in the supercar class with the the 621-hp MC20, which it claims presents a improved electricity-to-excess weight ratio than its Italian rivals.
The MC20’s three.-liter V-6 turbocharged gasoline engine, designed by Maserati, also generates 538 pound-feet of torque.
Creation of the coupe edition of the MC20, Maserati’s most effective series product to day, is scheduled to get started at the end of this yr, with orders becoming taken setting up Wednesday. Deliveries will get started in 2021. A convertible edition and a battery-electric powered edition will access the sector in 2022.
Maserati has not introduced charges. The MC20 is anticipated to contend towards the Ferrari F8 Tributo, which starts off at 236,000 euros ($279,000) in Italy, and the Lamborghini Huracan, which starts off at 197,000 euros.
The coupe edition of the MC20 with a common interior-combustion powertrain was shown Wednesday for the duration of an function at Maserati headquarters listed here.
MC stands for Maserati Corse (corsa is Italian for racing) and the twenty refers to 2020. The motor vehicle has both equally visual and conceptual references to the MC12, which marked the automaker’s racing comeback in 2004. Maserati has reported the MC20 will sort the basis of a racing effort and hard work.
The MC20 is the first Maserati to use the new three.-liter V-6 engine, code-named Nettuno. Maserati claims the MC20 can go from to sixty two mph in considerably less than two.nine seconds, with a major pace of more than 203 mph. It has an 8-pace, twin-clutch transmission.
The MC20 weighs considerably less than three,three hundred lbs, giving it a electricity-to-excess weight ratio of 5.three lbs/hp, which Maserati claims is best in its class.
The MC20’s carbon-fiber monocoque composition was created in partnership with Dallara, and it will sort the basis for the convertible and complete-electric powered variations as very well, Maserati reported.
The monocoque’s architecture and geometry are the same for all 3 variations, but differ in the distribution of the carbon fibers and levels, to offer distinctive structural attributes. The focus of the coupe will be on gentle excess weight and efficiency the convertible needs greater torsional rigidity owing to the absence of a roof and the electric powered edition will have more total power and increased safety for the battery area.
The MC20 style was influenced by the brand’s historic id, Maserati reported. It options butterfly doorways, Maserati reported “make improvements to the car’s ergonomics and permit exceptional obtain to and from the cabin.”
The MC20’s designers divided the motor vehicle into two areas: an higher aspect exactly where stylistic things to consider predominate and a more technically focused decrease aspect. In the car’s higher area, the aerodynamic options are integrated into the traces conceived by the designers, to realize significant effectiveness with out interfering with the sleek bodywork.