Maserati MC20 coming to Australia next year! New 2.9sec “super sports car” locked in for local launch

Maserati’s fire-breathing new “super sports car” could be in Australia as early as June next year, with the brand targeting a H2 local launch for the twin-turbocharged weapon.

Revealed to the world today, the MC20’s specs make for some eye-widening reading. Powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V6 – the first in-house engine fro Maserati in 20 years – the new performance car produces some 463kW and 730Nm, all in a package that weighs less than 1500kg, 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.

And the good news is that the MC20 is locked in for a local launch, with CarsGuide understanding the vehicle will touch down in Australia in the second half of 2021.

The MC20 (which stands for ‘Maserati Corse’ and ‘2020’), will be built in Italy, as will the engine, with the twin-turbo V6 the first in the brand’s new ‘Nettuno’ engine family.

“MC20 is the first step in the new era, the first model that marks out a new path to the future,” says Maserati. “The supercar’s strikingly elegant design is achieved by finely balancing a series of opposites: a blend of craftsmanship and engineering, elegance and performance, racing spirit and pleasure at the wheel.”

Pricing is yet to be confirmed for Maserati’s newest model.