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Maserati prices MC20 from $438,000, all sold out
Maserati’s new MC20 has been snapped up for 2021 with 2022 orders going fast
16 Oct 2020
MASERATI has officially revealed the local pricing of its new MC20 supercar, with the new mid-ship offering brandishing a pricetag of $438,000 plus on-road costs, putting it right towards the front of the current supercar crop in terms of value.
Unfortunately though, the entire 2021 Australian allocation has already been spoken for and while Maserati’s local distributor Ateco was reluctant to share the size of that allocation, GoAuto understands that the 2022 allocation is also being rapidly snapped up.
Nestled in behind the cabin of the MC20 is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine developing 470kW of power at 7500rpm and 730Nm of torque between 3000-5500rpm, driving the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Combined with a circa-1500kg kerb weight, Maserati says the MC20 will sprint from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and push on to 325km/h.
That $438,000 sticker price puts the MC20 right in the thick of the supercar value race – if there is such a thing – out-muscling both the Lamborghini Huracan Evo (470kW/600Nm) and McLaren 600LT (441kW/620Nm) for over $16,000 less.
In fact only Porsche 911 Turbo (427kW/750Nm) offers similar or more power for less money ($396,500), while the Audi R8 V10 Performance (449kW/580Nm) is $43,000 cheaper ($395,000) than the Maserati but falls 21kW/150Nm shy on output.
Maserati Australia and New Zealand COO Glen Sealey was thrilled will the local arrival of the MC20 and reiterated that the “MC20 marks Maserati’s launch into a new era”.
“Elegant and sporty, efficient and lightweight – it’s a stunning supercar and clear statement of intent. We’re delighted to welcome the MC20 to Australia,” he said.
Built on a carbon-fibre monocoque, the MC20 is 4669mm long, 1965mm wide and 1221mm tall and in classic Italian style, features butterfly doors for claimed best-in-class ingress and egress ergonomics.
Visually, the new car flaunts a series of classic and more recent styling cues pinched from Maserati’s previous mid-ship offerings while at the same time stamping its own identity on the brand’s supercar lineage.
Key styling features include the narrow radiator grille and small headlights taken almost directly from the Enzo-based MC12 of 2005, as well as the bonnet channels and wide rear haunches with top-mounted intakes.
As for the uniquely MC20 touches, the overall shape of the car is shorter and taller while the rear end is dominated almost entirely by a carbon-fibre rear diffuser with no wings in sight either.
The cabin takes a distinctly minimalist approach with only a handful of buttons and dials present in order to keep the driver’s focus on the road, and according to Maserati, on the driving experience.
Standard equipment is similarly scant with five drive modes on offer – Wet, GT, Sport, Corsa and ESC off – while the instrument cluster is a 10-inch all-digital set-up.
The majority of the car’s functions can be accessed and adjusted via a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen on the dashboard.
The cabin itself is dripping with carbon-fibre while six colours – Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero – are available, all of which Maserati says reflect the brand’s heritage and Italian identity.
While the initial run of coupes has sold out for the time being, executives have made no secret about plans to offer a convertible version of the MC20 as well as a battery-electric version in the coming years.
So far this year ending September, Maserati has sold 367 new vehicles, the vast majority of which (241) have been the Levante SUV.
2021 Maserati MC20 pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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