The upcoming Maserati MC20 has been beset with delays brought on by the pandemic. However, the brand has released new images of the supercar, which pay tribute to the late Sir Stirling Moss.
The MC20 heralds the brand’s return to motorsport, last seen with the MC12 in 2004. Though the images provided are merely teasers of the supercar, it has been draped in a livery paying tribute to Moss. The British racing legend drove for the Italian car maker in the Formula One World Championship in 1956 and 1957, with the awe-inspiring 250F. The livery applied to the MC20 however, pays homage to the 420M/58 ‘Eldorado’ car raced by Moss at the 1958 Race of Two Worlds championship at Monza.
The brand’s first supercar in over 15 years is claimed to be a “natural evolution” from the Enzo Ferrari-based V12 supercar. Originally scheduled for a reveal this month in Modena, the launch of the MC20 was postponed due to the situation surrounding the pandemic. It is now thought that September would be the likely launch date.
The powertrain remains a mystery, though Maserati have ruled out borrowing one from stablemate Ferrari and has confirmed it will develop its own engine. The MC20 is tipped to have either a high-performance V8, or plug-in hybrid V6 that will be followed by an advanced all-electric powertrain, which could be based on the Alfieri concept’s three-motor, 800-volt battery-electric system.