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    1. #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by KingUnderpants View Post
      Looks like an NSX and every other mid engine supercar...
      You guys are saying this like it's a bad thing. At least it doesn't look like a C8.
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      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
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      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
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      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

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      Quote Originally Posted by chopWet View Post
      Looks rather small, is it based on the 4C at all? Does anyone know the expected engine(s)?
      FWIW, that's FCA's head of interior design Klaus Busse. He's like 6' 7", so take that into consideration if you're comparing him to the car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      FWIW, that's FCA's head of interior design Klaus Busse. He's like 6' 7", so take that into consideration if you're comparing him to the car.
      There's only one thing Klaus needs to take into consideration....


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      Looks good, but I assume dealers are going to mark these up on top of what will probably already be a fairly high MSRP. Makes it hard to justify when you can easily get $30K off a R8, NSX, or 570S.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vb22 View Post
      Love this car, especially the subtle trident in the rear glass.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vb22 View Post
      A few more pics.


      What a bunch of weird publicity pictures.

      "Hm, I'm not completely happy how that turned out"
      "Don't look at me, I said it was a bad idea"

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      Looks like an i8 from the side and an F-Type front the front.

      Boo Maserati!

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      White car on a white background is never a great idea, especially when launching a new Italian sports car.
      I'm sure it's a fine car, but the photos are too boring for me to even care.
      All Italian sports cars need to launch in vibrant colors, like red or yellow.
      I suppose Maserati needs to put distance between itself and Ferrari (its former corporate cousin), so red was definitely out of the question!

      Mid-engine ICE sports cars and supercars are kinda hard to get excited about these days.
      The mid-engine (or front engine) ICE sports car used to represent the state of the art, in the auto industry and for the respective manufacturers.
      Now, however, battery electric cars are the stars.
      We will soon have 1000 horsepower Hummer trucks and 500+ horsepower sedans, powered by electricity.
      These gas-burners feel like the dying gasp of a bygone era, like a horse-drawn carriage with 12 horses trying to outrace a Ford Model T.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vb22 View Post
      Is that a Doomsday Cult?
      Feels appropriate for the times!


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      Brand releases ground up clean design mid engine sports car with in house 620hp engine.

      People start talking about it’s not an electric hummer.

      You all deserve the end of engaging cars.

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      Mid-engined, 621-horsepower MC20 inaugurates a new era for Maserati

      No longer embedded in the gap separating Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, Maserati is preparing to give its range of models an overhaul that's so comprehensive it merits its own chapter in the firm's history. The first car in this installment isn't a volume-generating crossover or a politically correct electric car (though, fear not, both are coming soon). It's a mid-engined, 621-horsepower coupe designed with an unabashed focus on performance. Called MC20, it will join a segment dominated by Lamborghini, McLaren, and former sister company Ferrari.

      Maserati explained developing the MC20 took about two years thanks in part to software-based simulation testing that saves the firm a significant amount of time and money. 97% of dynamic tests were performed using simulator designed in-house, and engineers then fine-tuned the car by testing it in real-world road and track conditions around the world. Lap times were extremely important, because the MC20 was built to race.

      We'll need to wait to find out where it will compete, and what it will look like in full racing regalia. Maserati has only unveiled the street-legal variant, which wears a low-mounted oval grille, swept-back headlights, and triangle-shaped rear lights. All of the brand's defining characteristics are accounted for, and stylists intentionally weaved a handful of subtle references to the MC12 built in 2004 and 2005 into the design. Viewed from the side, it wears the typical proportions we expect from a mid-engined supercar. It upholds Italy's well-earned reputation for creating poster-worthy supercars that blur the line between transportation and art Da Vinci would be proud of.

      Slightly bigger in person than in photos, the 3,306-pound MC20 stretches 184 inches from end to end, 77 inches wide and 48 inches tall. Its cargo capacity checks in at 1.8 cubic feet in the frunk and 3.5 cubes in the trunk. For context, the 3,423-pound Lamborghini Huracán measures 176, 76 and 46, respectively. And, for another mid-engined point of reference, the 2,943-pound Porsche 718 Cayman measures 172, 71 and 51, respectively.

      Maserati chose not to give the MC20 active aerodynamic components, though the coupe depends on a small, neatly integrated rear spoiler for downforce, and it relied extensively on carbon fiber to keep weight in check. It also installed butterfly doors, but they're more functional than their made-for-Instagram flair suggests. They help the occupants enter the cabin in a relatively graceful manner, even if they don't regularly do yoga.

      Eyebrow-raising horsepower is no longer enough to sell a car in 2020; even mid-engined coupe buyers want tech. Maserati took that into account, and it ensured the MC20 is permanently connected via a suite it calls Maserati Connect. It includes internet-connected navigation, on-board Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and smartphone connectivity. Inside, the driver faces a pair of 10.0-inch screens; one replaces the instrument cluster, and the other displays a new infotainment software named Maserati Multimedia System, which is somewhat unfortunately abbreviated to MIA in the company's official communication. It allows users to select a driving mode, set the temperature, turn on the heated seat, and change the radio station, among numerous other functions, ensuring the cluster of buttons normally found on the center stack are MIA.

      While the MC20 is certainly not a stripped-out, track rat of a car, it conceals its technology remarkably well. Its interior is refreshingly simple and driver-oriented, and every component has a purpose. It wears leather, Alcantara and bare carbon fiber in Maserati's press images, but other configurations will be available.

      As we've previously reported, power for the MC20 comes from a mid-mounted, 3.0-liter V6 engine that relies on a pair of turbochargers to develop 621 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 538 pound-feet of torque between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm. Engineered in-house, and called Nettuno in Maserati-speak, the six-cylinder is a 90-degree unit with two spark plugs per cylinder, a dry sump, plus both direct and indirect fuel injection systems. It spins the rear wheels via an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential.

      Maserati quotes a 2.9-second sprint from zero to 62 mph. Keep the pedal down, and you'll reach 120 mph in 8.8 seconds before topping out at approximately 202 mph. Alternatively, mashing the brake pedal brings the MC20 to a full stop from 96 mph in 108 feet, a time achieved thanks in part to six-piston Brembo front calipers.

      Enthusiasts who want to put one of the first MC20s built in their garage can already place an order, though pricing information has not been revealed yet. Production will start in the same Modena, Italy, plant that built the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio before the end of 2020. Autoblog learned from a Maserati representative that the MC20 will arrive in time for the 2022 model year, meaning deliveries will likely start in the first half of 2021.

      What's next?
      Maserati has big plans for the MC20, but don't take our word for it.

      "We designed it to enable coupe and convertible versions, and for full electric power," the company wrote.

      Speculation about future variants rarely gets as clear and official as this. Looking ahead, the coupe will be joined by a convertible, and the V6-powered model will be sold alongside an electric car. Maserati has repeatedly hinted it plans to enter the MC20 in motorsport events in the not-too-distant future, so we'd say it's safe to bet a quicker, lighter version that's either strongly inspired by or directly derived from the race car will appear, too.
      https://www.autoblog.com/2020/09/09/...pecs-features/


























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      Quote Originally Posted by Rakshas View Post
      Brand releases ground up clean design mid engine sports car with in house 620hp engine.

      People start talking about it’s not an electric hummer.

      You all deserve the end of engaging cars.
      Ok.
      I could have compared it to the upcoming Tesla Roadster EV, which will have 1000 HP and Space-Ex Cold-Thrust technology, which will all add up to sub 2 second 0-60 times.
      The point would be the same, however. This engine is powerful AF and probably sounds fantastic, but your average EV truck or large SUV will soon be putting down a minimum of 500 hp.
      EV sports cars will have even more blistering power stats.

      I think this is a gorgeous car, and don't mean to rain on Maserati's launch day, but gas engined exotic sports cars have kind of lost their shock value.

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      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Ok.
      I could have compared it to the upcoming Tesla Roadster EV, which will have 1000 HP and Space-Ex Cold-Thrust technology, which will all add up to sub 2 second 0-60 times.
      The point would be the same, however. This engine is powerful AF and probably sounds fantastic, but your average EV truck or large SUV will soon be putting down a minimum of 500 hp.
      EV sports cars will have even more blistering power stats.

      I think this is a gorgeous car, and don't mean to rain on Maserati's launch day, but gas engined exotic sports cars have kind of lost their shock value.
      It's been that way for a little while, no?

      EVs or not, modern super-car limits are ridiculously high and the returns are diminishing. Still, EVS are heavy and offer little in the way of aural excitement.

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      Dope

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      Why can't they ditch the portholes?

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      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Ok.
      I could have compared it to the upcoming Tesla Roadster EV, which will have 1000 HP and Space-Ex Cold-Thrust technology, which will all add up to sub 2 second 0-60 times.
      The point would be the same, however. This engine is powerful AF and probably sounds fantastic, but your average EV truck or large SUV will soon be putting down a minimum of 500 hp.
      EV sports cars will have even more blistering power stats.

      I think this is a gorgeous car, and don't mean to rain on Maserati's launch day, but gas engined exotic sports cars have kind of lost their shock value.
      They very blatantly said they've designed this car to also be an EV, so maybe just sit tight.
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      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Ok.
      I could have compared it to the upcoming Tesla Roadster EV, which will have 1000 HP and Space-Ex Cold-Thrust technology, which will all add up to sub 2 second 0-60 times.
      The point would be the same, however. This engine is powerful AF and probably sounds fantastic, but your average EV truck or large SUV will soon be putting down a minimum of 500 hp.
      EV sports cars will have even more blistering power stats.

      I think this is a gorgeous car, and don't mean to rain on Maserati's launch day, but gas engined exotic sports cars have kind of lost their shock value.
      That's why they need to stop focusing on big power and high tech and more on basic driver enjoyment in the real world. This would be more exciting if they stuck a nice N/A V6 on ITBs paired to a decent manual in there. As you point out: even SUVs do ridiculous numbers these days and where is anyone even going to really enjoy all that performance anyway!?
      Last edited by chopWet; 09-09-2020 at 04:30 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Looks like an i8 from the side and an F-Type front the front.

      Boo Maserati!

      No, it does not.

      This is the best looking coupe in the segment.
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      Wut?

      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      White car on a white background is never a great idea, especially when launching a new Italian sports car.
      I'm sure it's a fine car, but the photos are too boring for me to even care.
      All Italian sports cars need to launch in vibrant colors, like red or yellow.
      I suppose Maserati needs to put distance between itself and Ferrari (its former corporate cousin), so red was definitely out of the question!

      Mid-engine ICE sports cars and supercars are kinda hard to get excited about these days.
      The mid-engine (or front engine) ICE sports car used to represent the state of the art, in the auto industry and for the respective manufacturers.
      Now, however, battery electric cars are the stars.
      We will soon have 1000 horsepower Hummer trucks and 500+ horsepower sedans, powered by electricity.
      These gas-burners feel like the dying gasp of a bygone era, like a horse-drawn carriage with 12 horses trying to outrace a Ford Model T.
      No, supercars are image icons for brands and baubles to flash for the well funded. The great unwashed pour over the numbers but in the end, "just make sure you get a picture for the magazine and/or the paparazzi of my ass getting out of it" It's not just absolute numbers.

      Supercars have the look, people want to be seen in them. And something else you're missing, the sound that people want to hear:


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      love it, looks awesome

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      Oh So Sweet!

      That oil and gas thingy that will make awesome sounds is at 3 minutes in


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      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      They very blatantly said they've designed this car to also be an EV, so maybe just sit tight.
      I missed that, when the initial images were posted.
      I'll shut up now.


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      Stunning. Well done.

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