New Maserati MC20 leaks online ahead of today’s reveal.
Official marketing photos of the new 2021 Maserati MC20 have surfaced online, ahead of the supercar’s unveiling – scheduled to occur in the coming hours.
Up to now, the new MC20 has only been shown in a series of ‘official spy photos’, revealing the sleek new coupe in a range of revealing angles and blurred motion shots.
The MC20 features a front-end design heavily inspired by the race-bred MC12 supercar, with scissor doors and a two-tone paint scheme also featuring.
The company has so far revealed little about the MC20’s mechanical package and capabilities, although it has detailed this much: a new Maserati-developed and built twin-turbocharged V6 engine will send 612 BHP to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Earlier disguised prototypes provided a close look at the upcoming model, with a sculpted body and low-slung stance that make it appear more purposeful than anything in Maserati’s current line-up. There’s significant air intakes around the rear wheel arch and a small lip spoiler at the rear, in addition to two centrally-mounted tailpipes.
It’s said to pack “technological features derived from Formula 1, resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.” Features include a supercar-style dry sump, a ‘pre-chamber’ between the main combustion chamber and spark plug to enhance combustion, a secondary lateral spark plug that ensures constant ignition throughout the rev range and a twin-injection fuel system claimed to reduce noise, emissions and fuel consumption.
We also get a glimpse of the cabin, which appears to feature a design bespoke to that of any current Maserati.
Coupe and convertible bodies are expected, though so far only the coupe has been shown.
These new images, posted to Car Design Media on Instagram, reveal a design that is both iconic Maserati and by-the-numbers understated supercar styling – and more than a little classic MC12.
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