Who said V6 engines can’t sound good?

Maserati has continued the drip-feed of details about its MC20 GT2 racer, showing the world how its 3.0-litre Nettuno V6 engine will sound at full noise. Spoiler alert, it sounds pretty angry.

Although power outputs weren’t detailed, the Italian carmaker says it will be taken “to a higher level”. The road-going model currently produces 463kW of power and 730Nm of torque.

This Nettuno twin-turbo V6 engine will be mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The GT2 marks a return to the FIA GT2 championship for the Italian automaker since the MC12 GT2 raced between 2004 and 2010.

The MC20 GT2 has an ultra-light carbon-fibre central monocoque with lightweight, quick-release full composite bodywork for a “good weight-power ratio”.

The kerb weight wasn’t detailed but the road-going MC20 coupe weighs in at 1500kg.

Aerodynamic elements in the MC20 GT2 have been “exploited to the limit” with a front splitter and an adjustable rear wing.

All the suspension components are racing-oriented with adjustable shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.

On the inside there’s a single seat, as well as a 10.0-inch display integrated into the carbon-fibre dashboard.

The road-going Maserati MC20 was first revealed in September 2020, with the convertible version unveiled in May last year.

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Scott Collie

Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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