Maserati enters a new era with the MC20, a mid-engined super sports car that combines performance and unmistakable Maserati style luxury. The design of the MC20 has been developed by taking some of the stylistic elements of the cars that have made the brand’s history and looking to the future. The car will also be available in open-top and 100% electric versions. There is a strong reference to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s return to racing in 2004. In the same way, the MC20, with its declaredly racing soul, already embodied by its name, announces its return to the world of racing.

The overall exterior design adopts few lines and extremely clean surfaces. In the centre of the front, the Trident logo stands out surrounded by an elliptical grille on a vertical plane. Higher up, the headlights seem to lie on the wheel arch. “We started from the roof line, an element of fundamental importance for the definition of the silhouette but also for aerodynamic load management. The MC20 goes down fast and gives the car timeless elegance,” says Klaus Busse, head of Fca design in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

The flank is defined by a single line running all the way to the rear. “Here we find the air intakes that are not invasive. In the competitors, on the other hand, we have noticed that the design develops around the air intakes, a stylistic choice that we have purposely avoided to maintain pure shapes”, continues Busse. The cockpit was designed with the driver in the centre. Each component has a purpose and is designed for the driver. Simple shapes, few sharp edges and few distractions. Two 10-inch screens: one for the cockpit, the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA).

In the central tunnel, covered with carbon fibre, it is rigorously simple with just a few elements: the wireless charger for smartphones, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth ESC Off that deactivates the controls), two buttons for gears, the windows, the infotainment volume control and an object compartment appears under the armrest. All other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.