MILAN -- Maserati will call its upcoming supercar the MC20.
The MC20 will have an advanced electric powertrain, Maserati said in a news release without giving further details.
The MC20 is expected to go on sale in 2021 as a rival to the Ferrari F8 Tributo and Lamborghini Huracan models.
The MC20 name underlines the sporting credentials of the new model, Maserati said.
With the MC20, Maserati will return to racing, the automaker said. MC is the acronym of Maserati Corse (Maserati Racing) and 20 refers to 2020.
Maserati's first racing car was the Tipo 26, where the number indicated the year of its manufacture.
The MC20 is a "natural evolution" of the MC12, the car that in 2004 marked Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years, the automaker said.