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Maserati launches new super sports car

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Maserati has entered the new era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on September 9.

The new MC20 has incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with a torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 29 seconds and a top speed of over 325 km an hour.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin-turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the Maserati Twin Combustion technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.

The MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years.  The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed the performance of 97 per cent of dynamic tests, optimising development times. The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full-electric power.

Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA). Other features are carbon fibre-clad central console, wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two-speed selection buttons, power window controls, Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.

Maserati is available in six new colours – Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero.  The production launch is scheduled for the end of the current year with orders accepted from September 9.

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