Deccan Chronicle

Maserati unveils supercar after 15-yr gap



Italian super sports carmaker Maserati, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobile­s, on Thursday unveiled the new MC20, its first supercar in 15 years, in Modena.

Maserati's last supercar, the MC12, which cost almost $800,000 was stopped being produced in 2005 after making only

50 units and bought by that few globally. In 2018, one MC12 sold at an RM Sotheby's auction for $2.5 million.

Prices for the new MC20 car, which will be available globally next year, will start at about

$210,000. The supercar’s production launch is scheduled for the end of this year, and Maserati is already accepting orders.

"The MC20 is more than a supercar. It’s set the cornerston­e to build Maserati for the future," Maserati CEO Davide Grasso said.

The new halo model will also offer electric, convertibl­e and motorsport variants in beginning in


With a body made largely from lightweigh­t carbon fiber and aluminum, the new Nettuno engine, a

630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm, delivers 0-100 km/h accelerati­on in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. This engine signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The Maserati MC20 is part of a long-term plan by Fiat Chrysler to rebuild Maserati's once strong reputation for performanc­e.

“It was critical of our strategy to start this new era with the launch of a ny already offers the roadster version R in India that was launched at Rs 18 lakh. Similar to the R, the GT too is being brought to the country through the CBU route. Deliveries of the new bike will start by the end of this month.

The new Rocket 3 GT is powered by the same 2,500cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine from the R that produces 167hp and a massive 221Nm of torque.

that will bring us back to where we started.”

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