The Maserati MC20 was introduced not long ago, but no one has got behind the wheel yet. According to these images shot on an ice circuit, the Italian supercar promises to be fun.
The Maserati MC20 is a big challenge for the Italian automaker. And it goes without saying that Maserati needs all the success it can get after several years of disappointing sales. Although the first media steps of the MC20 have been rather conclusive, we have not yet seen what the sportswoman is capable of at the Trident. Still, the expectations are high. Before sales begin in the next few months, the MC20 continues its endurance tests in various harsh weather conditions. The most recent car ride was in the snow and the brand filmed it.
Cold, snowy roads seemed like a good fighter’s test to put the new Trident supercar to the test. These are not just any roads, but those of Valtelline and Ghiacciodromo Livigno, Italy’s most famous snow and ice circuit. The yellow MC20 seen in these photos and this video put its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine to the test in cold weather to assess its overall performance in extremely low temperatures. Engineers also evaluated the coupe’s handling on low-grip surfaces. Further tests were carried out on the suspension, brakes and battery. Future owners will also be happy to hear that the A / C system has been further evaluated under such conditions.
Maserati claims that the harsh conditions had almost no impact on the overall performance of the MC20 – quite the contrary. The extreme weather conditions only reinforced the car’s multiple personalities and overall handling. Oddly enough, Maserati didn’t provide a more in-depth analysis after testing, but judging from the video, there doesn’t appear to be anything negative to take from this experience. What this clearly shows is that the MC20 looks to be quite fun in polar conditions.
With a total of 630 horsepower sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the MC20 is a true Italian supercar in every way: gullwing doors, charming exhaust sound… What more could you ask for?