Maserati MC20 Heads To Ferrari’s Fiorano Racetrack For More Testing


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Two prototypes of the Maserati MC20 were spotted testing at the Ferrari-owned Fiorano racetrack, near Maranello, Italy.

The 4-minute long video shows Maserati’s latest halo car getting pushed to its limit, and by the looks of it, it will be heaps of fun to drive.

Despite being billed as a 100 percent Maserati product, its new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, with its F1-inspired pre-chamber combustion system with twin-spark plugs and dual injection, is likely tied to Ferrari, which is the company’s official supplier of two V8s.

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Nonetheless, there’s no way of proving this, so we’ll just stick to the numbers. According to Maserati, the twin-turbo V6 delivers 621 HP (630 PS / 463 kW) and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque. It drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with a limited-slip differential, allowing the MC20 to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 202 mph (325 km/h).

An electric variant of the MC20 is also in the making. While details surrounding the powertrain are scarce, it will reportedly hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and have a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h), as well as a range exceeding 200 miles (322 km).

Allegedly dubbed the MC20 Folgore (Italian for ‘lightning’), the zero-emission derivative is believed to follow the open-top variant of the MC20 and could debut as a 2023 model.

 

Updated: December 11, 2020 — 1:54 am

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