It features the new Nettuno (Neptune) engine with Maserati Twin Combustion (MTC) technology, a ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house which has been awarded an international patent. The twin-turbo twin-combustion 3.0 litre V6 engine develops 630 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at just 1,500 kg, 3,300 lbs, it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in under 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of more than 325 km/h. This is the first in house engine for Maserati in 20 years.
There are visual and conceptual references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. MC20 signifies Maseratis’ intention to return to the world of motor racing in coming years.
The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimizing development times. The car was then fine-tuned with exhaustive race track and road test-driving.
The butterfly doors are beautiful and functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin. The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations.