Maserati has been teasing everyone with their new mid-engined sportscar, the MC20, which was supposed to be launched in May but got postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently some information about the MC20 are starting to surface which is keeping the world on the edge of their seats!
As opposed to what it may sound like at first, the MC20 is not a successor to the rare, super-expensive hypercar, MC12. It’s actually a six figure Italian sportscar that will be offered in coupe and convertible.
In the photos shared by Maserati, the camouflaged prototype seems to share some significant design components with the Alfa Romeo 4C – which makes sense since that’s how they’ll reduce their development costs. According to reports from Car and Driver the MC20 will use the same carbon fibre tub used for the 4C but it will be widened to accommodate Maserati’s bigger engine and reported bigger interior.
It’s also reported by Car and Driver that the MC20 will be powered by a new twin-turbo V6 which is capable of producing over 600 horsepower (447kW) with torque routed through an eight speed dual clutch automatic. According to reports we can expect a hybrid and a battery electric versions in the future.
As mentioned earlier, the unveiling will happen in September 2020 and the convertible should follow in 2021. Estimated price is AUD$250,000.
To check out official engine specs of the new MC20 click here.