The Maserati MC20 marks the brand’s return to racing
It’s time for the new Maserati Era, as well as the Italian automaker’s return to the world of racing – and kicking it off is the announcement of the Maserati MC20 sports car that will make its debut at the end of May in Modena.
Development of the MC20 began at the Maserati Innovation Lab, and will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti, where modernisation works are already in progress on the production line which will also accommodate its advanced electric powertrain. Teaser photos of the car showed that it appears to be a modified Alfa Romeo 4C, and its engine is expected to be a turbocharged V8.
The M20 is an acronym of Maserati Corse 2020 – which also refers to the year that marks the start of a new phase in the history of Maserati. Though details of the sports car is still kept under wraps, it’s said that the MC20 is a “super sports car”, and a “natural evolution of the highly successful MC12”, the car that in 2004 marked the brand’s return to racing after 37 years.
The MC12 won 22 races, including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa, and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championship, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT from 2004 to 2010. It’s no doubt that the MC20 will also carry the brand’s hopes for a replication – if not an improvement – of that success.
At the same time, to further complete the production areas at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant, work has already started on a paint shop – a completely new feature for the facility, which will be equipped with advanced innovative low environmental-impact technologies.
Watch the teaser for the new MC20 below: