The Maserati MC20 will wear a $438,000 price tag when it arrives in Australia in the third quarter os 2021, pitting the lightweight supercar against vehicles from McLaren, Lamborghini and stablemate Ferrari.
In fact, it's fair to see the MC20 as Maserati's emancipation from the Prancing Horse, with the Trident brand clearly pushing into an area currently occupied by Ferrari.
The MC20 is due to arrive in Australia in the latter stages of 2021, and Maserati says its allocation for next year is already sold out, with the brand now selling its 2022 stock. While then sticker price is is $438k, the usual supercar suite of options can apply (think carbon-fibre roof, bonnet, etc), and Maserati says the average price paid so far is closer to $700k.
Described by Maserati Australia COO Glen Sealey as an "ambassador for a new era for the brand", the MC20 debuts plenty of F1-derived technology that will make it among the fastest rear-drive vehicles on the planet.
Powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V6 - the first in-house engine from Maserati in 20 years - the new performance car produces some 463kW and 730Nm, all in a package that weighs just 1470kg thanks to its largely carbon-fibre construction.
As you might expect, that makes for some blistering performance, with the MC20 to clip 100km/h in less than 2.9 seconds, scream to 200km/h in less than 8.8 seconds, and push on to a flying top speed of 325km/h.
The engine is the first of Maserati's Nettuno family, which adopts F1-style tech - namely PDI, or port and direct dual injection system - to deliver seriously incredible performance. Helping with the speed is the fact the tub is carbonfibre, as are the door frames and centre console.