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Maserati teases MC20 again, celebrates Targa Florio victories

motor1 logo motor1 6 days ago Jeff Perez

a fire hydrant on the side of a building: Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser © Copyright Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser

The anticipation is killing us.

Maserati took home its fourth consecutive victory at Targa Florio on May 23, 1940, with legend Luigi Villoresi behind the wheel of a Tipo 4CL. Now 80 years later, the company is celebrating those historic wins by looking to the future.

This isn't the first time we've seen the upcoming Maserati MC20 sports car – the company has been teasing the camouflaged prototype since November. But these new images show the coupe in Sicily, tackling some of the same twisty roads that Villoresi did in his Tipo 4CL more than 80 years ago.

a fire hydrant in front of a building: Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser © UK Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser a person riding a motorcycle in front of a car: Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser © UK Maserati MC20 Targa Florio Teaser

Admittedly, these photos don't show much of the actual vehicle. The photos released earlier this month actually give us a better glimpse of the MC20's final design. But joined by a few historic shots of the Tipo 4CL, this latest teaser proves that Maserati is indeed drawing influence from its racing history in the development of the new sports car.

"The MC20 marks the start of a new era for the Italian brand in terms of both style and technology," the company said in a statement. "It is also the first car to use the new engine, brimming with innovative technological contents, developed and built by Maserati in-house."

As far as what will power the MC20, the latest rumours point to a Maserati-developed, twin-turbocharged V6. That engine could produce as much as 600 bhp and should come paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. There may also be convertible, hybrid, and even fully electric variants down the line. But we won't know much else until the MC20 debuts later in the year.

Maserati originally planned to show the MC20 sports car this month, but has since pushed back the debut until September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The debut event, dubbed "MMXX: The Way Forward," will also include a brand relaunch.

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Source: Maserati


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