We've known this sports car was coming, but now it has a proper name.
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Ladies and gents, we have a name. On Thursday,
shared what it will call its "super sports car" long in the making, and that name is MC20.
Diehard fans will quickly realize the connection. "MC" stands for "Maserati Corse," or "Maserati Racing" in English. The number 20 signifies this year, 2020, as the dawn of a new era for the Italian marque. It also harkens back to the victorious Maserati MC12, which shared a chassis with the legendary
. The MC12, at the time, marked Maserati's return to racing -- just as the MC20 will for the company now.
Indeed, the company will take the MC20 racing, though it didn't share where it will stake a campaign just yet.
We can start to string together a few details about this new sports car as Maserati continues to gradually tease the machine. We know it'll likely be a mid-engined car, unlike the Alfieri concept shown last decade. That car, a front-engined vehicle, may pave the way for the next
The design remains a mystery, however, with only a couple of teaser photos released that show a very prototype-looking thing. It's hard to even pick out a production design line right now. Though, if there's one thing Maserati does right, it's build some lovely looking cars.
Production will take place at the firm's facility in Modena, Italy, but we won't need to wait until assembly starts. Maserati said we'll finally see its latest creation at the end of May during an event in the same city.
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