We all loved the Maserati Alfieri concept from 2014, and were hoping that it would be put into production. Well, that’s exactly what’s happened. The Maserati MC20 is the next generation Maserati supercar that we’ve been waiting for.
The MC20 is based around a carbon fiber monocoque that was developed in collaboration with Dallara. The new platform is suitable for both coupe and convertible models and can also accommodate electric powertrains. The car has typical mid-engined sports car proportions. It doesn’t look like any other Maserati currently on sale, but it features familiar design elements like the grille with the Trident logo in the centre and the badges on the side replicating the triple vents. The most stand-out design feature though, are the butterfly doors.
Hop inside, and you’re greeted by sporty and purposeful cabin with fewer buttons and switches. The interior is trimmed in leather and Alcantara along with exposed carbon fiber giving it a more sporty appearance.
Unlike previous Maserati sports cars which borrowed engines from Ferrari, the MC20 features an in-house 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The MC20 weighs 3,306 lbs or 1,500 kg and is said to have a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg / hp. The result is a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph. The driver can select from four driving modes – Wet, GT, Sport and Corsa. If you’re feeling brave, the ESC can also be switched off completely.
The MC20 will also get an electric version which will have a range of 201 miles. Maserati claims that it will do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds but it’s top speed will limited to 193 mph.
Prices for the Maserati MC20 start at $210,000 in the US.