Maserati, an Italian company, is planning to launch EVs which are at least three in number. One of them is the Maserati MC20 which is the company’s new version of the supercar. Maserati MC20 is powered by a V6 internal combustion engine, and its electric version was promised to arrive in 2022. Maserati MC20 EV, Gran Turismo BEV, and Gran Cabrio EV will be the first electric cars of this company which was to be in production in 2021. The company has claimed to bring a new era of supercars and create a new future.
Design of Maserati MC20 EV
The electric version of the Maserati MC20 is said not to look any different from its combustion-engined car as said by the designer boss, Klaus Busse. According to him the main difference between the two would be that the electric version does not require much cooling as the other one does. Hence, the car will not be designed around the air intake and the design of the car will not collapse unlike other cars if the matter is handled differently.
Busse explained that the new Maserati MC20 is meant to design itself as per the team’s vision to create a purer, cleaner silhouette without any regard for its visual noise and air intake. Possessing the spirit of its predecessor, the philosophy of a pure body with engineering elements below comes down straight from the Maserati A6GCS, its streamlined and dynamic design comes from Maserati MC12, and in terms of shape, vocabulary comes from the Maserati Birdcage concept.
Exterior of Maserati MC20 EV
Starting from the Maserati Trident, one of the most beautiful badges. The Trident is framed by the interesting grille which brings together the very clean, hand-sculptured design of the upper car with the computerized and pure function of the lower car. This gives the car a beautiful sculpture long with performance-oriented engineering. To avoid distraction, the car is designed not to have air intake as the protagonist but as the main proportion of the car.
The MC20 offers many eye-catching features starting from the trident located at the C- post which is triangular. Since the MC20 has a central engine, the three potholes can be found on either side of the engine at the center of the car instead of at the front in usual Maseratis.
The wheels are designed by the dramatic, iconic designs of the past. They have mostly inspired the Birdcage and Gran Turismo. The car is 2 meters in length with graphic elements on top of it. This includes the horizontal and slim taillights. At the back, the ratio of the carbon fiber to the upper shell has increased to signify the end of the car. This includes the exhaust, cooling, and aerodynamic flow feature.
A rearview camera that sits at the of the engine provides an obstruction-free view to the person driving it. At the center of the engine, there are more potholes designed into the trident. This is added to cool the engine and also to give the car an iconic and characterful detail. It also does not have any spoiler to avoid distraction and has doors that open in butterfly style.
Interior of Maserati MC20 EV
The butterfly doors are not just for style but serve a functional purpose which is the ease of entry and exit from the car. Once inside the car it is noticeable that it is all about focusing on the road, avoiding distraction, and also all about space and comfort.
The seats have a very pure shape and a pure form. The central console is set very low and pretty much out of the way. The central console houses only the most important feature which is the drive mode selector that can switch from manual to drive and also parking.
The display behind the steering wheel shows the speed and fuel meter. In the electric car, it will show the charge remaining. There is also an infotainment screen and many buttons and paddle shifters that allow the customers to control the rest of the car with ease.
The battery of the Maserati MC20 EV
The EV version of this Maserati MC20 car is said to have better off-the-line acceleration than the ICE version. The company claims that it can go from 0-100 km/h in less than 2.9 seconds for the 463kW twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 coupe. The Maserati MC20 EV car is said to be a pure battery electric vehicle consisting of a battery, triple motor, and an electric powertrain.
Advance technology in Maserati MC20 EV
The technology the car will possess is impressive. Just like the Porsche Taycan, the powertrain will all feature an 800- a volt battery pack; this high-voltage battery pack will allow DC fast charging at a rate up to 300kW. All three cars that are to be released as EVs will be triple-motor EVs. Two electric motors will be on the rear axle and a single motor will be driving the front axle.
It will also involve the advanced technology from Formula1 and Formula E race cars. Both the performance and the driving range are boosted by the higher switching frequency of silicon carbide (SiC) inverters that support faster, lighter, and more efficient electric motors. For this car, the driving range is at least 380km.
Luxury that appeals in Maserati MC20 EV
The Maserati MC20 EV is race track ready and at the same time will give the driver the space, comfort, amenities, and the technology to go the longest distance travel. It also has constructed and comfortable seats and butterfly winged doors are an added feature.
Other features of the Maserati MC20 EV
Every project starts with a package and a Y-zero line. The Y-zero line defines the silhouette of the car, the shape of the cockpit, and the approach of the cockpit. Maserati MC20 EV also defines the aerodynamic characteristics.
The combustion engine version has already made its mark as the supercar it is. Replacing the combustion engine with the electric one will give a new definition to this sports car. Since this Maserati MC20 EV is expected to be released by 2025 the fuel version is enough to tell what to expect.