The mid-engined flagship driving Maserati’s latest rebirth is sold out in Australia.
The 2021 Maserati MC20 will be priced from $438,000 before on-road costs when it arrives Down Under – and the entire 2021 allocation is already spoken for.
That price makes the MC20 around $45,000 cheaper than the V8-powered Ferrari F8 Tributo, and just over $21,000 less expensive than a Lamborghini Huracan Evo AWD with its naturally-aspirated V10 engine.
At launch the MC20 coupe will be powered by a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, Maserati’s first in-house developed and manufactured engine in 20 years. A pure-electric version will follow.
The 90-degree dry sump Nettuno V6 has outputs of 463kW at 7500rpm, and 730Nm between 3000 and 5500rpm.
It’s connected to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and a self-locking mechanical limited-slip differential. An electronic differential is an optional extra.
Making extensive use of carbon fibre and other lightweight materials, the MC20 tips the scales at 1500kg.
According to Maserati the MC20 is capable of completing the 0-100km/h dash in under 2.9 seconds, hitting 200km/h within 8.8 seconds, and reaching a top speed of over 325km/h.
Although details about the electric MC20’s drivetrain have yet to revealed, Maserati claims the MC20 EV will have a 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, a top speed of 310km/h, and a driving range of 323km using the WLTP standard.
The MC20 rides on 20-inch wheels with 245/35 tyres at the front, and 305/30 rubber at the rear.
Behind the front wheels are 380mm ventilated disc brakes with six-piston Brembo calipers, while the rear features 350mm ventilated brakes with four-pot calipers. A carbon ceramic setup is also available.
Measuring 4,669mm long, 1,965mm wide, and 1,221mm tall, the MC20 has a snug two-seater cabin.
The simple interior features plenty of race-inspired design elements, and features a 10.0-inch digital instrumentation display and a 10.0-inch touchscreen.
Fitted with online connectivity, the MC20 supports connected navigation, the Alexa smart assistant, and can be managed remotely via a smartphone or smartwatch app.