Maserati is finally making a new supercar. Over a decade after it introduced its last two-door model, the company is promising a proper Italian sports car with serious performance. Ahead of the car’s September 9 reveal, we got one key spec: The MC20 will make 613 horsepower, according to a press release.
That’ll come from a new, Maserati-developed, twin-turbo V-6. Called the “Nettuno,” this engine will make peak power at 7500 rpm and rev to 8000 rpm in the MC20. And since it delivers its peak of 538 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm, the MC20 should have a wide powerband. It has a new dual-spark-plug design, with a pre-chamber combustion zone that Maserati says is inspired by F1. Based on the few teaser images, it appears that the engine will be mounted in the middle, too.
It’s a big deal for Maserati to be making its own, internally developed flagship engine. The company has often used Ferrari engines in the past, proudly touting its connection to the brand in Maranello. Now that Ferrari is independent, though, Maserati won’t be able to rely on their power for long. So the company says its potent V-6 will eventually appear in multiple products.
Sharing this engine means a lot more power for Maserati products. The company’s most powerful product right now is the Levante Trofeo SUV, with its Ferrari-sourced V-8 making 590 hp. The Gran Turismo, with its 4.7-liter V-8, makes just 454 hp. If this engine ever makes it to the company’s grand tourer, that’d be a massive power boost. That’s not confirmed, though, as we know the next GranTurismo will at least offer an electric powertrain. Whether or not it’ll be the only option is unknown.