2022 Maserati MC20 Preview: First Look At Maserati's New Era
No front splitter no big wing, just a clean and pure Italian design.
The Maserati MC20 is the Italian brand’s first new supercar in 16 years and its first all-new mid-engined supercar in decades. Yes, the MC12 was the last mid-engined Maserati but it was essentially a Ferrari Enzo with new clothes and a different badge. The MC20 is a whole different animal. It marks the beginning of a new era for Maserati, free from living in the shadow of the Prancing Horse.
We’ll have new… everything, please
After FCA decided to rid itself of Ferrari, Maserati had both a huge challenge and an opportunity in front of it. And its pleasing to see it was seen more as the latter. Everything about the MC20 is brand new. The car is built around a carbon-fiber tub developed by Dallara. Maserati has also used virtual development tools extensively to design and develop the MC20 in record time, from drawing board to reality in just over 24 months.
The overall shape of the car is a result of extensive virtual and wind-tunnel testing. But before you frown, the designers had a large say in how the car looks as well. It seems that the most of the white surfaces were all okayed by the designers while all the darker parts were the work of aerodynamicists. Some will argue, my colleagues included, that the MC20 doesn’t look like a Maserati. But to be fair this is the first true mid-engined Maserati since the Merak, so ...
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