Maserati MC20

The first brand-new Maserati model in roughly four years and the first new halo car in 16 years is an exciting one — with butterfly doors, a mid-mounted engine, more than 600 horsepower, an aspirational price tag. Meet the new MC20.

On Wednesday, the Italian automaker unveiled its new flagship halo car. It's powered by the Nettuno engine: a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 that produces a claimed 621 horsepower. The company said this engine is "100% Maserati," despite Road & Track spotting some similarities between it and engines used by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Regardless, it should be a pretty sweet unit. 

With the help of a dual-clutch automatic transmission, all of that power is sent to the rear wheels. There's a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis that's built to accommodate the coupe and the upcoming convertible and electrified versions. All in all, the MC20 weighs in at 3,306 pounds.

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The MC20 is Maserati's newest halo flagship supercar.
Maserati MC20
The last time Maserati made anything like it, it was 2004 and the world got the MC12. Only 50 road-going examples were ever made and they're worth millions of dollars now.
Maserati MC12

The MC12 is powered by a naturally aspirated V12.

As you can see, the MC20 will have show-stopping butterfly doors.
Maserati MC20
It's powered by a mid-mounted Nettuno engine: a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 621 horsepower and 538 pounds-feet of torque.
Maserati MC20
Maserati says the engine is new and "100% Maserati," despite Road & Track's report that it actually shares parts of Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.
Maserati MC20

Source: Road & Track

The power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
Maserati MC20
And the chassis is a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque. The car's claimed weight comes to just 3,306 pounds.
Maserati MC20
Maserati says this chassis was designed to be used as a coupe, a convertible, and to eventually be compatible with the future electrified version of the MC20.
Maserati MC20
Maserati also estimates top speed to be 325 kph and the 0-to-100 sprint to happen in less than 2.9 seconds.
Maserati MC20
The MC20 goes back to an alphanumeric naming scheme and will be built in Modena, Italy.
Maserati MC20
The design is clean and exhibits restraint.
Maserati MC20
The rear window vents make the shape of the Maserati trident.
Maserati MC20
The front brakes are Brembos with six-piston calipers.
Maserati MC20
The car's aerodynamics were designed and developed through more than 2,000 work-hours in a wind tunnel.
Maserati MC20
Six colors will be available at launch: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma, and Grigio Mistero.
Maserati MC20
There will also be a carbon-fibre exterior package, a spokesperson said during the car's launch.
Maserati MC20
Inside, the cabin is very minimalist and driver-focussed.
Maserati MC20
The steering wheel was designed to be thicker to maximize a sporty feeling and ergonomics.
Maserati MC20
The driver's instrument cluster is entirely digital.
Maserati MC20
Driving modes will include Wet, GT, Sport, and Corsa.
Maserati MC20
The infotainment will also be controlled through a center-mounted screen.
Maserati MC20

Maserati MC20

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