Yes, you read that headline right. Maserati distributor Modena Motorsports Inc (MMI) recently announced that the MC20 supercar is heading to the Philippines.
This was confirmed by Sam Verzosa, president of MMI, during the launch event of the Ghibli Hybrid yesterday.
“We still have so much more in store for you in the coming months. We have a series of upcoming exclusive events, caravans, and of course, the local premiere of the eagerly anticipated super sports car, the Maserati MC20,” said Verzosa.
Verzosa did not say when the MC20 will arrive in the country. But since we're already in the tail-end of 2021, it will most likely debut sometime in 2022.
So what can we expect from the all-new MC20 once it arrives?
The MC20 made its ASEAN debut at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show, and it represents Maserati's return to the supercar segment after a long absence. It's powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 called 'Nettuno' (or Neptune) that produces 630 PS at 7500 rpm and 730 Nm of torque at 3000 – 5500 rpm. Power is then sent to the wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing the MC20 to sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 325 km/h.
Aside from the new V6 engine, the MC20 also comes with a sleek, wind tunnel tested carbon-fiber body. It features a large front grille with the prominent Trident badge, large wheels wrapped in low-profile tires, and sleek LED headlights and taillights.
Maserati's new flagship supercar also comes with several niceties as standard. It gets a fully-digital instrument panel, a flat-bottom steering wheel, sport bucket seats, leather and Alcantara upholstery, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a wireless phone charger.
With the MC20 confirmed for the Philippine market, all we can do now is wait until it arrives. We can also try to guess the sticker price.