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New Maserati MC20 supercar: engine specs revealed

Maserati has launched some technological information and facts on the MC20’s engine, in advance of...

Maserati has launched some technological information and facts on the MC20’s engine, in advance of the car’s scheduled launch later this yr. The new supercar will be unveiled on the 9 September, pursuing a slew of setbacks introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Maserati MC20 will be driven by a twin-turbocharged 3.-litre V6, which produces 621bhp and 730Nm of torque. Peak power comes at seven,500rpm and the engine’s redline is established at 8,000rpm.

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To prevent ignition breakdown at superior rpm, Maserati has equipped the engine with Twin Spark ignition, which is comparable to the procedure identified on the aged 2.-litre Alfa Romeo 156. The engine also capabilities double overhead cams, variable valve timing and a several motorsport impressed updates, these as a dry sump with an external oil tank.

The engine’s compression ratio is 11:1 – which is rather superior for a twin-turbocharged engine – and it was designed with ninety-diploma V-angle, much like the V6 engine equipped to the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio or the V8 identified in the new Ferrari Roma.

Set to be the initial motor vehicle considering that the MC12 supercar of 2004 to have the Maserati Corse badge, the MC20 is claimed to be a “pure evolution” of the Enzo Ferrari-primarily based V12 supercar. 

Following the launch of the V6-driven MC20, Maserati is also expected to unveil an all-electric edition, which will go head-to-head with the Pininfarina Battista, Lotus Evija and the future Tesla Roadster. Even so, Maserati is nevertheless to make any official confirmation. 

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New Maserati MC20: style and design and manufacture

Maserati not long ago launched a several teaser photos of its forthcoming supercar, which paid out tribute to the late Sir Stirling Moss. The British racing legend drove a Maserati 250F in the 1956 Components 1 period and for a selection of races in the 1957 championship, which was received by Juan Manuel Fangio in his 250F.

The MC20 prototype in these current photos wore a distinctive livery, which was impressed by a various Maserati racer piloted by Moss. The white, black and crimson colour plan is an homage to the 420M/fifty eight “Eldorado” motor vehicle, which Moss raced at the 1958 Race of Two Worlds championship at Monza – shown at the rear of the shot.

Number of facts can be gleaned from the official photos, as the wrap camouflages most of the MC20’s style and design capabilities. Even so, the car’s extraordinary mid-engined profile and things of the car’s aero package – these as the deep rear diffuser, aggressive entrance splitter and engine intakes – are plainly obvious.

Maserati has also verified that the MC20 will be created at its Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, which has not long ago been modernised to prepare it for electrified autos. The supercar’s combustion engine will also be designed in the exact facility.

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