MILAN — Maserati's upcoming supercar, with an advanced electric powertrain, will carry a name that pays homage to its racing roots.
The MC20 is expected to go on sale in 2021 as a rival to the Ferrari F8 Tributo and Lamborghini Huracan.
With the MC20, Maserati is returning to the race circuit. MC stands for Maserati Corse (Maserati Racing) and "20" refers to 2020.
Maserati's first race car was the Tipo 26, where the number indicated the year it was produced.
The MC20 is a natural evolution of the MC12, the car that in 2004 marked Maserati's return to racing after 37 years. (That car got its name from the number of cylinders in the engine.)
Maserati plans to unveil the MC20 at an event in May at its headquarters in Modena, Italy, and the car will be built at a company factory there.
Maserati is launching 10 new or updated models through 2023, according to its business plan.
The Quattroporte large sedan and Levante large SUV will receive face-lifts this year. A midsize SUV positioned below the Levante will be introduced next year.
The new Granturismo coupe due in 2021 and the GranCabrio convertible coming in 2022 will be offered only as battery-powered cars. Production of the two predecessor cars ended in November 2019.
Maserati's first electrified car will be a hybrid version of the Ghibli sedan. The Ghibli hybrid was due to be unveiled at the Beijing auto show April 21. The show has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, and Maserati has yet to decide where and when to introduce the car.