Maserati was founded in 1914 only a few months after the First World War. Despite decades of mismanagement and financial difficulties, Maserati has been fighting with relatively latecomers Ferrari (1947) and Lamborghini (’63). Intense competition to compete for the status of Italian sports luxury goods. Moreover, this Bologna-based brand still has a lot of battles: witness the release of the 630 hp MC20, the first super sports car in nearly two decades, and the pandemic is in full swing, and the unfavorable circumstances actually make the gears. Box fascinated more opportunities.
The mid-engine MC20 replaced the MC12. This is one of the most sought-after Maseratis in Hyundai. The brand returned to racing in 2004. “MC”
Design leader Klaus Busse said that his team pursued “pure design, not a car designed around air intakes.” The interior presents a similarly simple design, and the streamlined cockpit puts most of the driver’s functions on the steering wheel. There are only a few controls on the center console, including selectors for driving modes such as wet, GT, Sport and Corsa, and a dual 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The avant-garde side of the coupe reflects along the bottom of the car, with more obvious angles and air elements, such as the slotted diffuser used to increase downforce, and of course the butterfly doors. However, the most worth mentioning is the new Nettuno 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with a torque of 538 foot-pounds. Its dual spark plug pre-chamber combustion system derived from Formula One provides a faster and cleaner combustion effect and is hailed as the first legal car on the street. The internally developed engine is matched with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This powerful high-tech factory, with a curb weight of 3,306 pounds, enables the rear-wheel drive machine to reach a speed of 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph. These figures give MC20 and some of its competitors Maranello and Sant’Agata Bolognese the latest products and its starting price of $210,000.
And, if you are going to follow some well-known people in the category, the impressive numbers are not just good-sounding-they are necessary. Andy Love, Maserati’s director of branding and sales in North America, believes that the MC20 “will re-establish Maserati’s position in the mid-engined supercar segment” and called the car “an important fundamental step towards our future.” . Branding.” This is an important stage, but at least the compact and lightweight appearance looks much better than the preparation. Watch out for prancing horses and violent bulls.
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