After the first images of Milan and the recent tribute to Stirling Moss, Maserati continues to raise the “hype” on its new MC20 model, against the backdrop of the brand's great history in competition.
It goes without saying that this MC20 is eagerly awaited at the turn, as much by the patience severely tested by lovers of the Trident as by the industrial and commercial stake that this model represents, at a time when the brand has been experiencing a fall for several years regular sales. The new "renaissance" coupe will be part of the heritage of the formidable MC12 supercar, from which it takes up engine positioning. We will scrutinize with appetite the new V6 twin-turbo "house", given according to rumors for 600 horses and designed in-house when the supply of thrusters by Ferrari was stopped. We are also waiting to see its electric inclinations, while a hybrid version and even a 100% electric version are mentioned.
In the meantime, the latest teasing images show us a Mc20 rushing past old buildings and pacing a road in Sicily, but not just any road. The route in question is that of the legendary Targa Florio road test, which was held between 1906 and 1977 and the buildings correspond to the mythical stands of Floriopoli.And the timing is not trivial because eighty years earlier, Luigi Villoresi triumphed aboard the Maserati 4CL, a racing car that meets the regulations for the "Cart" category. This 1940 victory was the 4th in a row for the Trident. The 4CL used a four cylinder, the first in Maserati’s history, with a displacement of 1,491 cc, boosted by supercharging with a positive displacement compressor and delivering 220 horsepower. The 4CL enjoyed a successful post-war career, with its evolution 4C / LT., Until the early 1950s.
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After the first batch of tests using the Modena dynamic simulator, the time has come for Maserati to step up road and track testing. But with photos still very blurred on the car, it will still be necessary to take its pain in patience to get a more precise idea of the lines of the new Italian supercar. We also hope that Maserati will keep its promise and give the MC20 a sporting commitment worthy of its glorious elders.
Source and images: Maserati