Maserati's new MC20 has butterfly doors and a mid-mounted twin-turbo V6, while fully-electric version is also on the way.
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The 2021 Maserati MC20 supercar has been launched overnight, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the Italian sports luxury car maker.

The two-seated Maserati features a mid-mounted 463kW/730Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 – the first engine to be developed and manufactured by the company in two decades. Previously, engines were built for the brand by Ferrari.

Fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 90-degree V6 propels the car from zero to 100km/h in a claimed 2.9 seconds.

Drive is through the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential, with an optional electronic diff available.

To complete the supercar experience, the Maserati MC20 features 'butterfly' doors.

The 20-inch wheels hide 380mm ventilated discs and six-piston Brembo callipers at the front, and 350mm ventilated discs with four-piston callipers at the back.

Buyers can also option carbon brakes to improve stopping performance.

Inside, the basic interior uses a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10-inch infotainment with Alexa smart assist. Carbon-fibre, leather, and alcantara feature throughout, and the driver can select from four driving modes.

Maserati says a fully-electric version of the MC20 is coming in the future, offering an even quicker 0-100km/h time and a driving range of 325 kilometres (based on the WLTP test).

With the use of carbon-fibre, Maserati says the MC20 weighs 1500 kilograms.

Taking just two years to develop, the supercar was designed from the outset to be offered in a cabriolet body, which is expected to be released in 2021.

The MC20 marks the start of a new chapter for Maserati, with the Italian car company announcing a total of ten new models before the end of 2023.

A new, mid-size SUV is coming in early 2021 to compliment the larger Levante SUV. Maserati's social media has also promised a new Gran Tursimo coupe, expected after the MC20 cabrio has been revealed.

In 2022, an all-new Maserati Quattroporte will be announced, followed by an all-new Levante SUV in 2023.

The brand's revival is crucial to the success of the upcoming merger between Fiat-Chryler Group – owner of Maserati – and the Peugeot Group. The new parent company will be known as Stellantis.

Pricing has not been announced at this stage, but the 2021 Maserati MC20 is expected to compete against the Lamborghini Huracan and the upcoming V6 hybrid baby supercar from Ferrari.