Maserati has confirmed local pricing for its first supercar in 15 years, the Maserati MC20, set to go on sale next year locally from $438,000 plus on-road costs. But those wanting the mid-engined supercar will have to wait until 2022, Maserati confirming the entire Australian allocation for 2021 is already sold out.
The MC20 is powered by a Maserati-designed and engineered mid-mounted twin turbo V6 with outputs of 470kW and 730Nm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Maserati claims it can complete the sprint from 0-100km/h in under 2.9 seconds while the dash from standstill to 200km/h is dispatched in just 8.8 seconds. Top speed is rated at 325km/h.
Under the skin, a carbon-fibre monocoque with aluminium subframes – designed and engineered in collaboration with Italian motor racing constructor Dallara – has resulted in a kerb weight of around 1500kg.
Dramatic butterfly doors provide access to the two-seater cabin which is a study in understated minimalism, enhancing the MC20’s sporty vibe. Quality materials are used throughout including plenty of carbon-fibre and Alcantara. A digital rear-view mirror hangs from the windshield and displays images provided by a rear-mounted camera.
The MC20 sits on 20-inch alloys shod with bespoke Bridgestone Potenza rubber designed specifically for the car. Stopping power comes courtesy of 380mm ventilated discs with six-piston calipers at the front, and 350mm ventilated disc with four-piston calipers at rear.
Glen Sealey, COO of Maserati Australia and New Zealand, said, “The all-new MC20 marks Maserati’s launch into a new era.
“Elegant and sporty, efficient and lightweight – it’s a stunning supercar and clear statement of intent. We’re delighted to welcome the MC20 to Australia.”
First deliveries of the initial sold out run of MC20s destined for Australia are expected in the third quarter of next year.
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