The 2021 Maserati MC20 has just been announced for both the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Those in Australia looking to pick up the keys to a new MC20 will need to part ways with at least AU$438,000 (US$310,629), while those in New Zealand can purchase one from NZ$390,000 (US$257,361). While both prices are pretty steep, Maserati Australia and New Zealand says its allocation of 2021 models has already been sold out, without however specifying just how many units that is.
“The all-new MC20 marks Maserati’s launch into a new era,” chief operating officer of Maserati Australia and New Zealand, Glen Sealey, said in a statement. “Elegant and sporty, efficient and lightweight – it’s a stunning supercar and clear statement of intent. We’re delighted to welcome the MC20 to Australia.”
A price of AU$438,000 in Australia puts the MC20 right up there with some of the market’s leading mid-engined supercars. For example, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo starts at AU$459,441 (US$325,566) while the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S are available from AU$484,888 (US$343,598) and AU$489,000 (US$346,512) respectively.
Powering the Maserati MC20 is a bespoke twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 that has a dual injection system and an F1-inspired pre-chamber combustion chamber system with twin-spark plugs. All up, it delivers 621 hp and 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) of torque, meaning it has 9 hp less than the Huracan Evo but a significant torque advantage of 95 lb-ft (129 Nm).
Mated to the engine is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. The MC20 can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.9 seconds and its top speed exceeds 205 mph (325 km/h).