2021 Maserati MC20 review | Coach Car News

The basis of the new car is an advanced carbon fiber monocoque. It is designed to support gasoline and pure electric powertrains, with substantial aluminum subframes at each end. The structure is considered to be the stiffest Maserati has put into production so far, exceeding even the high engineering standards of the super-low-volume Ferrari Enzo MC12 launched in 2004. It is also relatively light, helping the MC20 achieve performance. an empty weight of 1475 kg.

The body is mainly carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic. It’s one of those cars that you have to see up close to fully appreciate the various nuances of its styling, which draws on some clues from Maserati’s past including its low grille and chrome trident symbol. The upper part is quite sculptural.

It is the lower part, however, that most effectively influences performance. It’s very technical, with various measures aimed at ensuring effective cooling and downforce without the aid of active aerodynamic devices. Elements such as the raised corners of the front divider, the vertical fins integrated into the front part of the doors, the structured nature of the sills, the vents with the top of the rear hips and the full width diffuser look very functional. in back. It’s also fully paneled underneath, with vortex generators and vertical fins to handle the airflow.

It’s not a big car: 4669mm long, 1965mm wide and 1221mm high, making it 58mm longer, 14mm narrower and 15mm taller than the F8 Tributo. It rides on a 2700mm wheelbase, with 1681mm front and 1649mm rear tracks.

The gullwing doors articulate forward and upward on substantial hinges, revealing a fairly large opening and an easily negotiable threshold. Head inside and you’ll find a relatively simple but extremely efficient cabin, mostly in dark hues. The design is not about glitter. On the contrary, it’s perfectly minimalist, with two high-resolution displays for digital instruments and infotainment functions, as well as an absolute minimum of gear on the narrow central tunnel.

Sabelt seats with carbon fiber backs are electrically adjustable. They are intended for racing, with substantial reinforcement and lateral support loads. The driving position is superb, setting you low and with excellent forward visibility. The rearview mirror projects real-time video provided by a camera mounted on the trunk lid. However, the car is not large in terms of luggage space. There is a shallow 100-liter compartment at the rear and a 50-liter recess in the front.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 10:28:06