The MC12 is one of the coolest Maseratis ever made. Sure, it was based on the Ferrari Enzo, but there was something uniquely interesting about the car’s wild proportions and racing intent. The mid-mounted 630-horsepower V-12 might’ve had something to do with it too. Maserati revealed today it plans to build a successor to the legendary mid-engine flagship, and call it the MC20.
MC20 stands for Maserati Corse 2020, the year that Maserati says marks the newest phase in the company’s history. No photos of the car have been revealed, but this time around, it’s expected the car will be developed fully in-house by the Maserati brand, rather than use an underlying chassis from Ferrari. In November 2019, the Modena, Italy-based firm released pictures of a test mule it claimed was “100-percent” Maserati.
Maserati says the MC20 will be a “natural evolution” of the MC12. Whether that means it’ll get a naturally aspirated V-12 like the last car has yet to be revealed (please Maserati?). According to a press release, the car will be “brimming with technology,” and have an electric variant.
The company has confirmed that, like the MC12, there will be a racing version of the MC20. Previously, the MC12 competed in the FIA GT1 category and American Le Mans. Hopefully we’ll see something similar with this new car.
Maserati says it’ll build the MC20 in Modena, pointing out it’s already invested a considerable amount modernizing its plant and adding a paint shop. The company is expected to share more information during the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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