Maserati MC20 Crowned Most Beautiful Supercar Of 2021

The Maserati MC20 continues to rake in the awards despite not being launched yet. 

Despite still not having been launched yet, the Maserati MC20 has added yet another gong to its name. This time, the upcoming Italian sports car was awarded the ‘most beautiful supercar of the year 2021’. 

Presented by the Festival Automobile International online awards ceremony recently, it has to be said that there is at least some coherent reasoning for a car that has yet to make it into production to win this title. That is because, unlike its prior China Performance Car Of The Year 2021 award, it is fairly easy to judge the beauty of this upcoming supercar without even needing to drive it. 

Having said that however, with beauty in the eye of the beholder, to say this is the most beautiful supercar of the year is a rather bold claim. This is especially considering that there is quite a lot of awesome looking supercars that have came out last year, and will come out this year, that could lay claim to this title too. 

Nevertheless, speaking more about this particular Maserati in question, the MC20 is intended to be the Italian automaker’s new supercar to mark a new era for the marque. Its svelte and slender lines penned at the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin, this upcoming two-seat flagship is reminiscent of its two greatest hits over the last two decades, with hints of MC-12 on the nose up front, and GranTurismo round the back with those triangular LED light signatures. 

Though perhaps not the most flamboyant looking design, especially when compared to the likes of its other Italian counterparts like Ferrari or Lamborghini. The MC20 does have some supercar drama to its styling, featuring butterfly doors and an exposed engine cover. 

Speaking of the engine however, the most hyped part of the MC20 is perhaps its mid-mounted twin-turbocharged Nettuno V6, which was patented, conceived, designed and built entirely in-house by Maserati. Pumping out 630 hp and 730 Nm of torque, this upcoming supercar has been touted for a century sprint time of under 2.9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 325 km/h. 

Set to arrive sometime later this year, bookings for the new MC20 has already been open in select markets for quite some time already. There is no word yet however on when this particular Maserati will be making its way to Malaysia. 

PRESS RELEASE: This evening, the online awards ceremony for the Festival Automobile International was held with Maserati taking pride of place amongst the winners. The recently launched MC20, which premiered globally last September at the MMXX international show in Modena, received the award for the “most beautiful supercar of the year 2021”.

Klaus Busse, Maserati Head of Design, said, ”We are honoured to receive this coveted accolade, which recognises the work of an entire team who have made a whole-hearted commitment to this unique project, creating a car that opens a new chapter in Maserati’s history.”

MC20 is a mix of elegance, sporting prowess and personality, and a genuine masterpiece of style, which inaugurates a new era for the Trident Brand. Designed at the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin, the MC20 marks Maserati’s return to the super sports car segment, with a car that combines mind-blowing performance, ground-breaking technology and audacious technical solutions. 

The MC20 is a model that identifies itself by its uniquely Italian character. A tasteful, pure concept, without stylistic excesses: the timeless design that has always been the signature of Maserati cars of all eras. 

The innate class and purity of its lines highlight a personality of sheer sporting brilliance: the upper part of the car is a sculpted artwork, while its lower section is a concentrate of pure technology.

The MC20’s design achieves a perfect balance between opposites, with the ideal mix between craftsmanship and engineering, which combines the unique quality of hand workmanship and the absolute precision of the most advanced production processes.

Developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab and produced at the historic plant in Modena, MC20 is 100% made in Italy. 

The most distinctive feature of the new super sports car is its exclusive butterfly doors, which are not only aesthetically stunning but also provide the driver and passengers with easier access, both inside and outside the cabin. This supercar is the first Maserati to have vertical headlights: a real revolution in the brand’s design criteria. The wide, low, horizontal rear light clusters are equally distinctive.

MC20’s superb looks conceal an uncompromisingly sporty soul, with the new 630hp V6 Nettuno engine that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km/h: an engine 100% patented, conceived, designed and built entirely by Maserati.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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