Modena Motorsports, the official distributor of Maserati in the Philippines, has finally launched the new, first-ever MC20. The 2023 Maserati MC20 is the Italian brand’s first rear mid-engined supercar since the Ferrari Enzo-based MC12 back in 2004.
From the outside, the 2023 Maserati MC20 shares a lot of visual references with the MC12 supercar. The front fascia is characterized by Maserati’s signature wide grille with the trident logo placed right in the middle. LED headlights adorn the front, from which there are vents located on the sides of the hood for more downforce.
Moving towards the side, there’s a large side vent that draws air toward the side skirts. The rear, meanwhile, looks aggressive with its wide LED taillights, large carbon fiber rear diffuser, and large twin exhausts. For better aerodynamics, the door handles are flushed into the body, while the butterfly doors add visual drama whenever entering and exiting this supercar.
Thanks to numerous computer simulations, the MC20’s body, which measures 4,669 mm long, 1,965 mm wide, and 1,221 mm tall, has a slippery drag coefficient of 0.38 Cd. In addition, the carbon fiber-intensive body enables the MC20 to weigh less than 1,500 kg.
Moving inside, you’ll see that the 2023 Maserati MC20 features a 10-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The MC20 also features a carbon fiber-clad center console, and carbon fiber steering wheel, along with numerous Alcantara surfaces. Other interior highlights include wireless phone charging, Sabelt seatbelts, alloy pedals, and a Sonus Faber sound system.
At the rear of the Maserati MC20’s cabin is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 Nettuno engine that produces 621 hp and 730 Nm of torque. Whereas past Maserati engines were derived from Ferrari, the MC20 is now their own work. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With this powertrain combination, the Maserati MC20 can sprint from zero to 100 kph in just 2.9 seconds all the way to a top speed of 325 kph.
Pricing for the 2023 Maserati MC20 has not yet been announced, but if you’re keen on buying one yourself, you probably are in the sector of the market that isn’t concerned about how much it costs.