MC20. That’s the name that will be given to the eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car, a vehicle that is set to mark the beginning of a new era in design, and signal the brand’s return to racing.
Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, the MC20 will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have its worldwide debut at the end of May in Modena.
It’s name underlines the sporting credentials of the new model: MC is the acronym of Maserati Corse and 20 refers to 2020, the year which marks the start of a new phase in Maserati’s history.
The first racing car to wear the Trident logo was the Tipo 26, where the number indicated the year of manufacture, and in the same way, the MC20 will be the first car born in the new era of the Modena firm.
The super sports car is the natural evolution of the highly successful MC12, the car that in 2004 marked Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years. It won 22 races (including three victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles.
Among them, the Constructors’ Championship, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT series from 2005 to 2010. It’s significant then, that Maserati will return to the world of racing with the new MC20.
The model will be built at the Modena Plant where modernisation works are already in progress on the production line, which will also accommodate its advanced electric power train.
At the same time, to further complete the production areas at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new feature for the facility, which will be equipped with advanced innovative low environmental-impact technologies.
Further details of the final look of the MC20, its power train offerings, and just what category it will compete in, in its race form, will be revealed in May of this year.