The protagonist of this movie will certainly not be afraid of speed. The images feature a brand new Maserati MC20.
The house of the Trident has returned to amaze the world with the launch of the MC20. The MC stands for Maserati Corse, taking up the name of the 2004 MC12 hypercar. The number 20, on the other hand, refers to the year the car was presented. The two-seater sports car took fans of the brand back to the golden years of Maserati, with a modern take on an exceptional sporty design. In some stylistic elements it recalls the MC12, although it is not a hypercar equipped with a V12 engine.
The MC12, in fact, was equipped with the engine of the Ferrari F140, a V12 derived from the one mounted on the Ferrari Enzo, with an angle of 65 ° and a displacement of 5998 cm³. The MC20, on the other hand, launched the Neptune, a 630 HP twin-turbo V6, the flagship of Maserati’s technology department, capable of pushing the car at a speed of 325 km / h, 730 Nm of torque. A monster, as you will see in the video below. The 0 to 100 km / h takes place in just 2.9 seconds, while it takes 8.8 seconds to cover the 0 to 200. The car, in addition to being a splinter, is also futuristic from an aesthetic point of view. The supercar is aggressive, but retaining a classic touch. The MC20 has the following dimensions: 467 cm in length and 197 in width, while the height is 122 cm.
Another peculiarity is represented by the doors that open upwards, making passenger access very scenic and functional. The cockpit is elegant and innovative, with two ten-inch screens, one dedicated to the instrumentation and one to the infotainment. The MC20 is also very light, given the massive presence of carbon fiber. The chassis, in fact, was designed together with Dallara. In addition to this closed version, Maserati has launched the Spyder variant and a full electric model should arrive in the future, also considering the commitment of the Modenese company to Formula E. Listening to the sound of the car in full acceleration, one can say that the electric future can wait. Alfa Romeo, the Disco Volante based on a Ferrari is back? Here is the preview render (VIDEO).
The pearl of this magnificent jewel derives precisely from the 3.0-liter V6 engine with 90 ° cylinder banks with dry sump lubrication, equipped with a double spark plug system and ignition with a pre-chamber derived from Formula 1. The engine is powered by two turbochargers and by a direct and indirect fuel injection system at 350 bar through two injectors per cylinder, for a total of twelve. The engine is also partially derived from the V8 Ferrari F154 mounted on the Ferrari SF90 street and adopts some components of the V6 Alfa Romeo 690T engine of the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The 8-speed double-clutch transmission in oil bathwith 6 power ratios and two rest ratios, it is located at the rear and is supplied by the American Tremec, or the same as the Corvette C8.
Maserati, which ran at over 300 km / h
Mechanically, the car of the Trident is a work of art. The suspension, with an architecture of overlapping triangles with a virtual steering axle with Bilstein shock absorbers, features automatic electronic adjustment. The braking system, on the other hand, brake by wire is made by Brembo. The steel discs, with a diameter of 380 mm at the front with 6-piston calipers and 350 mm at the rear with 4-pistons, are also available in 390 mm and 360 mm carbon ceramic. The MC20 features 20-inch alloy wheels, developed together with the Japanese company Bridgestone, from 245/35 at the front and 305/30 at the rear. From the web there are always very curious films. Look at the car wash of a very dirty Ferrari Roma: see what happens (VIDEO).
Both the bodywork and the fairing floor have been designed to achieve maximum efficiency and downforce, generating around 100kg of downforce at speeds above 200km / h. In the video below you can appreciate the interior design. The seats are supplied by Sabelt and are finished in Alcantara and black carbon fiber to avoid reflections on the windshield. The AutoTopNL video below showcases the amazing power of the MC20. On the German motorways (Autobahn), there are no speed limits. Drivers can push hard, without worrying about getting fines, but going over 300km / h on a motorway still has its risks. Not being a track, a misunderstanding is enough to unleash a dramatic accident. The man behind the wheel wanted to test himself and test the Italian car.
The ability of the car in acceleration is evident from the first revs. Perhaps it is more difficult to tame it below 130 km / h, rather than pushing it at full speed on the straight. The driver seems quite pleased with the MC20’s sprint, reaching a top speed of 304 km / h, verified by GPS, while the car’s digital speedometer read 313 km / h. The two-seater of the Maserati could go to the 325, but the tester was satisfied. This video will make your eyes roll. This car should be driven on the track to get the most out of it, but in Germany the motorways become real circuits. It is not the first time that that stretch of road becomes the exceptional location for revs without limits.