Maserati's new Nettuno engine is infused with F1 tech

By CARSIFU | 2 July 2020

MODENA: Maserati has unveiled its latest engine that it has developed all on its own after moving away from adopting Ferrari powerplants.

The Italian luxury performance carmaker's new engine has been entirely developed inhouse and will become the "beating heart" of the upcoming MC20 super sportscar that will make its debut in September.

Designed and developed at its Maserati Innovation Lab, the engine boasts of a 3.0-litre displacement fitted with two turbochargers with an electronically actuated waste gate for the six-cylinders oriented in a 90-degree V-angle.

The 220kg engine measures in at 600mm-long, 1,000mm-wide and 650mm-tall while having its rev limits capped at 8,000rpm.

To produce power, it uses a compression ratio of 11:1 for the over-square cylinders of 88mm-bore and 82mm-stroke that fires in the order of 1-6-3-4-2-5.

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Not to mention, it has been equipped with a pre-chamber combustion system that utilises twin-spark plugs that act as a support to ensure constant combustion is achieved when the engine is operating at low revs and do not require the pre-chamber to be used.

Additionally, it also sports both a direct (350bar) and an indirect injection system (6bar) that helps to reduce engine noise while lowering emissions and improving consumption when at low engine speeds.

Furthermore, it's also been fitted with a fully variable oil pump, a dry-sump with scavenging pumps and an external oil tank as well as double overhead cams with variable valve timing.

With everything coming together, the engine is now able to produce 630PS at 7,500rpm and 730Nm of torque from 3,000rpm - giving it a 210PS per litre of performance.

With such a creation utilising Formula 1 (F1) technology, the Italian luxury carmaker has effectively developed the first road-going F1 engine for the world.

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