As in all Maserati models, the front is very high-impact.
“All Maserati cars have always had very distinctive front ends. They've always been very strong, striking, and aggressive. When you look in your rear-view mirror, you can always tell if the car behind is a Maserati. We opted for vertical light inserts because the horizontal ones have been copied by many other constructors and are no longer so individual. This enabled us to give pride of place to the front grille."
“Half the front grille follows the line of the fuselage, meaning that its shape is pure and dynamic; the lower section, on the other hand, even in terms of material, which is carbon fiber, reveals the structure, the more mechanical part, underneath the skin - everything that enables us to deliver these amazing performances."
With MC20, is Maserati creating a concept for other cars in the future?
“This supercar is a milestone: it's our opportunity to create a real concept, rather like the Alfieri, that provided the basis for generating a whole family of cars. MC20 is the concept for cars to come, but it even enabled us to create a concept in terms of form: what we call sculpted engineering, implemented for the first time with MC20, which is an approach to surfaces we're intending to use again in the future."
A Maserati supercar is a car destined to make its mark.
“A Maserati supercar is a breath-taking proposition. We hadn't had a halo model for some time. MC20 is without a doubt a Maserati: it complies in full with our cars' fundamental design rules, with a form which is, well, sculpted."
“When people see MC20, they're sure to think: this is a Maserati. One of Maserati's characteristics is that it interprets every segment in accordance with its own rules, whether it's a GT, a sedan, or an SUV, or in this case a supercar, it's always handled the Maserati way. For us, it's crucial that when people see it go by, they say: that's a Maserati."
The MC20 project was also carried through at impressive speed.
“I'm very happy with the outcome because the project originated very fast and was completed in extremely short times; from beginning to end, I've really watched the car mature and grow into a Maserati, and this gives me great pleasure. It was absolutely new for us to take on the design of a mid-engine car, almost a racing car. The main difficulty was to create forms that gave a unified, dynamic design. But above all we wanted to design a real Maserati, a car with Italian design, and when I say Italian design I'm talking about the mood, not necessarily the fact that the designer is Italian because mine is an international team. The trade-off between form and function was fundamental because this is a car with immense performances, that had to have elegant looks. And I'm very satisfied with the end result."