The Maserati's new supercar in the metal.
Say what you will against Youtube star Supercar Blondie, but she got first dibs on the Maserati MC20 – at least through a video sent to her by Klaus Busse, Maserati's head of design himself.
There's a lot to rave about in the MC20, one of the coolest new cars to show up this year. Apart from the fact that it's the first supercar from Modena in 15 years, the 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 behind the seats is homemade – although that bit was somewhat questioned in a previous report.
Gallery: Maserati MC20
Then again, there's a lot of things going for the Nettuno, such as its usage of Formula 1-inspired adding of another combustion event to add power. With that, the MC20 makes around 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (729 newton-meters), allowing a 2.9-second sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) and a top speed of 201 mph (323 km/h).
The MC20's lightweight carbon-fiber construction tips the scales at 3,306 pounds (1,500 kilograms). With that, the supercar touts a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp.
If you want to hear what the Nettuno V6 sounds like, the video atop this page included a part where Busse started the MC20. He then let someone else rev the car for him while he records the exhaust note. It's a great rumble, one that can embody what the first in-house Maserati engine should sound like.
The rest of the video gives us a quick look at Modena's newest flagship, showing us what the $210,000 supercar is like in the metal and not just in press images. Besides, it will be next year before the MC20 hits the market so it will be a wait.