Maserati is focused on EV and autonomous vehicles, but that does not mean the marque has forgotten its roots.
Its latest project is a Supercar called the MC20.
Thursday, the Italian automaker revealed the name of a new mid-engine speedster that will debut this May. Not only is the MC20 the 1st vehicle of the company’s new era it also marks its return to racing.
The iconic Italian brand, the luxury unit of Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU). that the sports car’s name stands for Maserati Corse 2020, and is specifically meant to celebrate the marque’s return to the track.
The MC20, which will have its own racing variant, is meant to be the evolution of the MC12, a limited-edition supercar the company produced in Y 2004. That car won 22 races and 14 championship titles across Constructors’ Championship, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT between Ys 2004 to 2010.
Maserati has not given us details about its new sports car. But, it has been reported that the MC20 will feature an entirely new powertrain, which will likely include hybrid and electric variants.
Previously released shots of the MC20 prototype in camouflage also hint that it will be a peer of the McLaren 570S and the Alfa Romeo 4C.
Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, the MC20 will be built at the company’s Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena. Production is expected to start later this year, suggesting the car will likely be available in Europe and the US next year.
Last fall, Maserati announced that it would start focusing its attention on EVs and autonomous cars.
As part of this reprioritization, the company’s Modena plant is being retooled to handle the production of fully EVs (electric vehicles). Because of this, production of the combustion-engine GranTurismo and GranCabrio is being shifted to its plant in Turin.
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