Maserati Taps Into Its Racing DNA With The Maserati MC20
Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati returns to its racing roots with the new Maserati MC20. The launch of Tipo 26 in 1926 solidified Maserati as a major player in the race car game, however the late 1900s saw the Modena marque diversify their offering to cater to families and eco-conscious commuters.
Standing for Maserati Corse 2020, the MC20 represents a return to the brand’s sport DNA and racing roots. Prioritising performance and elegance, the Maserati MC20 is a lightweight car, crafted almost purely from carbon fibre. Boasting a 630bhp twin-turbo Nettuno V6 engine with F1 technology, the MC20 goes from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, with a maximum speed of 325km/h.
Maserati’s signature brand identity is imbued into every facet of the MC20; the butterfly doors merge form with function, working to improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.
Inside the cabin, the majority of the car’s switches appear on the steering wheel, preventing distractions and putting the sporting driving experience first. The MC20 interior design is pared-back and minimalist, with a definitively sporty twist. A dark colour palette of black leather seats with contrast blue stitching, aluminium pedals, and a carbon fibre trim contribute to the sports car’s back-to-basics appeal.
The MC20 references its predecessor MC12 both visually and conceptually. Released in 2004, the MC12 marked Masterati’s racing comeback at the time, with this iteration aiming to herald the same intention in this era.