Scottsdale Maserati Welcomes the MC20, a 621-Horsepower Supercar
Riding into a New Era
There must be something about Italian artistry that prompts slower and more methodical craftsmanship. For instance, Leonardo Da Vinci took four years to paint the Mona Lisa. Michelangelo also dedicated four years of his life to another painting masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, lying on his back on scaffolding to put all the work into its finite details. That same instinctual laborious approach to a work of art can be seen in the new 2021 MC20, the stunning flagship ride from Italian sports car company, Maserati.
The new model, part of the company’s rebirth strategy of sorts, is the first in a lineup of model reboots due out over the next three years. Much about the MC20 stays true to the sportscar standards, built around a central carbon-fiber tub made in collaboration with Dallara, an engineering company with a resume that includes Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. The body is made up of carbon fiber, coming in the form of both a convertible and coupe, which boasts two powertrains and a nimble weight of just over 3,200 pounds.
“The Maserati MC20 design is the perfect blend of elegance, sportiness and personality,” says Karl DeBoer, Maserati MC20 Brand Manager. “This supercar has been elegantly styled to achieve mind-blowing performance. With no stylistic excess, the purity of its looks to embrace the timeless design typical of all Maserati models across the eras.”
Scottsdale Maserati (18118 N Scottsdale Rd, in Phoenix) is the only Maserati dealership in the Phoenix area, dedicating its services to the novel sportscar brand with a high level of focus. Tim Cupp, who is also Sales Manager at Scottsdale Ferrari, boasts the dealership’s dedication to zeroing-in on the brand and its lineup of desirable cars that have been grabbing the attention of sportscar enthusiasts for years.
“As a proud member of the Penske Automotive Group, we are dedicated to serving all of your automotive needs and providing the best customer experience possible,” says Cupp.
Since Scottsdale Maserati is the only Maserati dealership in the Greater Phoenix area, it has a dedicated and educated staff on hand to provide information on the new model and its lineup of other cars. Whether it’s the commuter-friendly sedan, Ghibli, or the eye-catching GT Convertible, Scottsdale Maserati’s dedication to quality service and understanding what’s going on under the hood is par for the course when considering the company’s roots in Italian artistry.
Back to the MC20, Maserati is set to launch an electric model shortly after the gasoline enters the market. It will debut a 90-degree V-6 engine the company calls “Nettuno,” or Neptune in Italian. This twin-turbo 3.0-liter sports car comes with oversquare cylinder dimensions, 24 valves, direct fuel injection, and two spark plugs for each cylinder.
One of the plugs incorporates a passive compression pre-chamber ignition system. The air-fuel mixture under the hood is forced into this antechamber during the compression stroke, and the primary ignition takes place inside it. Maserati engineers worked on this combustion process to make a more efficient engine.
According to DeBoer, the Maserati MC20 is the company’s halo car that introduces a new brand era and modern design language. It will also herald Maserati’s return to racing. This eagerly anticipated mid-engine RWD super sports car is packed with technology and will carry a distinct sporty Maserati style, echoed in future products.
With a peak output of 621 horsepower, the ride sports 7,500 rpm or an even 8,000 rpm with the Nettuno version. The latter drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle featuring a limited-slip differential. Maserati has touted the MC20 can go from 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and top out at 202 mph. Want more speed? The electric version is set to go even faster and last 235 miles on one charge.
A production prototype of the 2021 MC20 has been making appearances at Maserati dealerships across the country, including Scottsdale Maserati, giving starry-eyed onlookers a chance to gaze at its sharp body.
“Since September, the MC20 Bianco Audauce (bold white) prototype has been travelling across North America visiting over 15 locations where consumers have been very excited to see the car and put their orders in,” says DeBoer. “All customers own more than five cars, and some are collectors of luxury super sports cars. They are looking for something fresh and exciting and want to be the first to own a new design.”
The car will fully debut at the dealership early in 2021 and is available for reservation for test drives. Want to drive it away for good? It’s yours for a cool $210,000 to start.
18118 North Scottsdale Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85054