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A nice touch... and really good to get some news from Modena!
I am sure the final car will be fantastic :)
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I am definitely giving the MC20 a chance. I'm very pleased that Maserati is venturing into this segment again, whichever assemblies they will use in the FCA group. I'm sure in the entirety of this car they have found an interesting uniqueness among all the supercars. I'm already thinking about buying one, but I'll probably wait for the Trofeo version.

The electric version does not interest me. This is a fashion trend (I think IBM once said that there will be no more than 5 mainframe systems worldwide 馃槀 ). No, joking aside, I am simply not a fan of electric cars with so much weight just for the fuel tank. Or could you imagine a combustion engine vehicle with a 600 liter tank? Stupidity. I'm counting on hydrogen.
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Looks like a Ferrari F 8 . WHY, what鈥檚 the point ? I鈥檇 rather buy a two or three year old Ferrari than this 鈥渃opy cat鈥 design any day, any time .. IMO .
The car has a 2-seats mid-engine configuration, but I do not see why that would make it a "copy cat". Surely, Ferrari does not have a monopoly on such a configuration?! I am quite sure the car will be a stunner and quite distinctly Maserati.
I dunno.. maybe when the camouflage comes off, and the artists renderings are proven to be little more than just imaginary, it鈥檒l change my view, but I called it a copy cat because historically Maserati always had a distinct look, set aside a very few and slight similarities to some Ferraris of the same era in the 50s and 60s., whereas this one looks to me like they just took the body of an F8 and mounted it on. Hopefully, I鈥檒l be pleasantly surprised and it鈥檒l be distinctly Maserati , not just a Ferrari wannabe with a trident emblem on it .
Dan, I think your concerns are unnecessary, Maserati always had better design than Ferrari. And what was the better Ferrari Enzo? Right, the Maserati MC12. I am very confident about the MC20.
Leaving the body lines aside, and addressing the new engine : no doubt it鈥檚 an extraordinary power plant , BUT ... Aston Martin is producing cars with V12 engines this year , Ferrari is producing cars with V12s, as are BMW and Mercedes ..among others . Why the heck would Maserati even think of a V6 ?! Fuel economy ? Anyone who buys a Maserati with one of the major considerations being economy should rethink the brand, IMO. Twin turbo V8 ( at the very minimum ) is what should be in any Maserati , and especially in the MC20 , Actually, I鈥檇 love to see a V12 in there and any other Maseratis; I would definitely consider buying another one ( two or so years later after the market value plunges ;) ), IF I was in the market for another car that is ..
But thats just me, I鈥檓 also anti electric and anti hybrid power plants in any cars. Maybe ok for 4 door sedans and SUVs . Otherwise, the more cylinders, the more petrol , the better .. and less technology ! And a real transmission with a stick shift !! The new Aston Martin will have that option. That could be my next car ; sports cars should not come with paddle shifters, no matter how much faster they are . For me it鈥檚 missing a huge fun factor of driving a car . Grumpy old man rant over ;) :LOL:
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V12 corresponds to a dinosaur, here a dead horse is ridden, such a thing now definitely makes no sense in modern and above all dynamic cars. I just find the decision for a V6 very special and interesting. From a dynamic point of view it's definitely the more sporty decision. And I think that's what Maserati wants, they don't want to brag about "old values", they want to build a car that is effectively very dynamic.
MC20 with gullwing doors! Now it is clear, Maserati brings a much more attractive McL Sport Series...
Wait, what ?? It has gull wing doors, or are you saying it鈥檇 be great if it did ? I鈥檇 love to see gull wing doors on the MC20..that might even offset my disdain of V6 engines ..
It has (with 99 percent probability).

And Dallara was involved in the development, this will be a seriously fast racing car.
It has (with 99 percent probability).

And Dallara was involved in the development, this will be a seriously fast racing car.
I didn't knew Dallara has been involved. Do you have a source on that information? Thanks.
I didn't knew Dallara has been involved. Do you have a source on that information? Thanks.
From Maserati direct, had an event with them last week. It can be that we will see a white matt MC20 next week, that means I hope so... ;)
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... a leak before the official unveiling :): Breaking news: here is finally the all-new Maserati MC20!
Its really nice, its a slightly a bit too McLaren GT in the rear makes me wish they went for the 3200GT style taillight setup.
I saw a photo of the engine bay and was relieved to see that they appear to have gone with a "north-south" engine layout instead of an "east-west" transverse layout like the Alfa 4C. Not that the 4C is a bad car, it's engine is just smaller and more adaptable to the transverse layout.

Jeff
The car looks stunning, and the configurator is already up ;): Build Your Own - Maserati USA
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I think the MC20 is the model that Maserati definitely should have had in its portfolio for some time, alongside GTs and executive cars. Great it has finally arrived.

I am extremely happy to see that Maserati has developed a car with a good mix of innovation, performance, and elegance, which is very much in tune with the brand's values and history. The final product is unmistakably a Maserati. I hope it sells well, and see no reason why it should not.

It is also important that Maserati keeps its racing promise, and presents a racing version soon.
I presume the rear window louvers ( aka louvres ) are removable ?:unsure:
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