2022 Maserati MC20 Preview | San Diego, CA
The 2022 Maserati MC20 is the brand’s long-awaited new flagship car. Starting at $200,000, the MC20 comes with a 621-horsepower twin-turbo V6, motorsport engineering technology, and a single mission: put Maserati back at the top of the super sports car world.
All-new, F1-style engine
The defining feature of the new MC20 is its all-new “Nettuno” engine. It is the first engine in a production car that uses a passive pre-chamber combustion system derived straight from Formula 1. This enables it to run at a higher compression ratio and thus enhances its ability to convert fuel into power.
Nettuno also uses a twin-spark system as well as both direct and indirect fuel injection, helping the MC20 to be more efficient, emit fewer emissions, and produce less noise under normal driving conditions, all without compromising power when you are push it at the track.
These are the specs: two turbochargers, 3.0 liters of displacements, six cylinders, 621 horsepower, 538 lb-ft of torque, 8,000-rpm redline, 11:1 compression ratio, and an eight-speed automatic transmission to route all of that power to the rear wheels.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph is expected to be under three seconds and its top speed will be over 200 mph. Eventually, Maserati will also release an all-electric version of the MC20 with all-wheel drive and an estimated 235-mile range. It will be the company’s first electrified model and will likely be just as fast, if not faster, than the gasoline-powered MC20.
The 2022 Maserati MC20 is beautifully crafted, with handsome proportions and curves in all the right places. It was specifically designed to look clean, without the aggressive wings and massive air intakes that so frequently spoil the appearance of other cars in the supercar segment.
But the MC20 is more than just elegant. Developed with Dallara — the Italian motorsport company that makes race cars for IndyCar, Super Formula, and the 24 Hours of Daytona — the new Maserati flagship features a central carbon-fiber tub and aluminum subframes for the suspension and powertrain, leading to an extraordinarily low curb weight.
In fact, the MC20 is destined for racing. Even if Maserati hadn’t already confirmed it, the clue is in the name. The MC acronym, which stands for “Maserati Corse” (Maserati Racing) is part of a callback to the Maserati MC12, one of the most successful GT racing cars of the early 2000s. Racing is in the Maserati blood and with its new car, the company has signaled it is returning to the stage where it first made the Trident Brand famous.
This is great news for regular consumers because motorsport-destined cars make for the most exciting and highest-performing production models in the world. If you’ve got an eye on the MC20 because you love to drive, then Maserati’s racing aspirations for the car should have you very interested indeed.
Luxurious Maserati craftsmanship and technology
The interior of the 2022 Maserati MC20 is clean and minimalistic, with no small amount of sporty flavor. Its black leather seats have aggressive side bolsters that seem to wrap around you, ensuring you stay in place during spirited drives. Dark blue contrast stitching gives the cockpit an almost futuristic feel, while carbon-fiber trim and aluminum pedals elevate the motorsport association. A frameless rearview mirror offers a perfect view of what’s behind by using a rear-facing camera — a necessary addition given that the car’s low-slung, mid-engine proportions heavily compromise rearward visibility.
Every MC20 will also launch with a brand-new Android Automotive infotainment system, which will run on a 10.3-inch touch screen mounted in the center of the dashboard. A second 10.3-inch display will serve as a digital gauge cluster.
The 2022 Maserati MC20 will become available in the fall, but don’t wait that long to act. Pre-order yours today at MMaserati of San Diego in CA.