The model is expected to be available in three variants: with V6 petrol engine, hybrid and an all-electric version. A convertible MC20 will arrive in 2021.
The model name "MC20" stands for Maserati Corse 2020. It will be launched in May.
While the MC20 will be undergoing road and track tests to acquire vital data for the preparation of the car's final setup, it will also be driven to some of Italy's iconic locations to whip up some buzz.
The prototype has been photographed at night in Piazza degli Affari in Milan, below Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture L.O.V.E., a symbol of "Italian audacity" in international contemporary art.
The new MC20 marks a new phase in Maserati's involvement in motorsports. The first racing car to wear the Trident logo was the Tipo 26, where the number indicated the year of manufacture.
The MC20 is an evolution of the highly successful MC12, the car that in 2004 marked Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years.
The MC12 won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championship, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT from 2004 to 2010.
The MC20 was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have its worldwide debut here.