Published on June 27th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Maserati MC20 Coupé Arrives In Malaysia For RM1.078M Before Duties & Taxes
The long-awaited Maserati MC20 Coupé with the new V6 engine arrives in Malaysia.
Naza Italia-Maserati launched the Maserati MC20 over the weekend after previewing the Italian super sportscar last week. The new Maserati MC20 was first shown globally in late 2020 and already has a convertible variant called the MC20 Cielo, but that hasn’t arrived in Malaysia just yet.
The MC20 is powered by a new Nettuno petrol engine. This 2.9L V6 is twin turbocharged and features an 11:1 compression ratio with twin spark plugs for each cylinder. F1-related technology has been borrowed for the design of the twin combustion chamber. This gives the Nettuno V6 630 horsepower and 730Nm of torque but still incredible efficiency and full emissions compliance. 0-100km/h takes just 2.9 seconds and the top speed is 325km/h. This is also Maserati’s own power unit though it may have been derived from the F154 Ferrari V8.
Not only does the Maserati MC20 deliver incredible performance, it also looks the part of an Italian supercar. The design took 2 years to develop and it features butterfly doors that are still present in the convertible variant.
Inside, the MC20 features dual 10″ displays. One is used as a digital instrument cluster while the other is used for the infotainment system, called Maserati Touch Control Plus). There’s a wireless phone charger, a driving mode selector, two speed selection buttons, power window controls, and more.
In Malaysia, the Maserati MC20 is available to order in six colours – Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blue Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Naza Italia-Maserati includes a 3-year standard warranty without a mileage restriction. There’s also a 3-year/60,000km free maintenance programme.
The price of the Maserati MC20 in Malaysia is RM1,078,000 before additional customisations, duties and taxes.
Naza Italia-Maserati delivers the first Maserati MC20 order in Malaysia today, a super sports car that races the Trident brand audaciously into the brave future with unprecedented performance, sportiness and luxury.
The MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul — the Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 325 km an hour. With the automatic transmission of 8-speed oil-immersed Dual Clutch design with 6 power and two overdrive speeds, it is to ensure emissions compliance. It is the engine that represents Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.
Thanks to its power output of 630 hp, the MC20 is an extremely lightweight car with under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and is best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.
Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.
Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomises Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years.
The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, with the involvement from the outset, in an innovative approach, of a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.
The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimising development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving sessions in the most widely varying conditions of use.
The guiding theme of the MC20’S design was the Brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique.
The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.
The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0.38.
The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power. Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inches screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA). Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.
There are six colours to characterise MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Each of them has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively for this car and they all convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition.
Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.
MC20 is price at RM1,078,000.00 before local duties and taxes, customization options, and insurance.
The price includes 3 years Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a Free maintenance program of 3 years/ 60,000 km whichever comes first (Inclusive of *Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 Years /60,000 km).
Contact Naza Italia – Maserati showroom at 03 7956 8599 or 1700 81 5051 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor should you be interested in the Maserati MC20. Follow www.facebook/maserati.malaysia and @maserati.malaysia (Instagram) for the brand’s latest updates in Malaysia.