Maserati's upcoming MC20 is looking to set the competition ablaze with its aerodynamic looks, and potent twin-turbo powertrain. Unfortunately, Maserati has been keeping the car under wraps literally and figuratively.
For months we have seen the MC20 draped in camouflage, while Maserati themselves have been mum about its engine and other inner workings. It's as if Maserati is taking its time teasing the car to the public, while the development team is busy fine-tuning the car privately.
The only new thing that they mentioned about the new MC20 is that they're making a special Stirling Moss prototype and that it's billed as the successor to the MC12. No pressure then to the team working on the MC20.
But it looks like there has been a leak of information with regards to the rumored twin-turbo powertrain of the MC20. Based on a new report, the MC20 will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that will supposedly crank out 550 PS, not bad for an engine that will reportedly replace the Ferrari-sourced V8.
With Maserati set to stop sourcing engines from the Prancing Horse, they have decided to make their own. Not only will the twin-turbo V6 see use in the MC20, but Maserati will also supposedly use it as well on other models like the next-generation GranTurismo and GranCabrio.
Aside from that, the V6 will reportedly be used on a midsized crossover that will be built alongside the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and is estimated to produce 530 PS. The Levante and the Quattroporte nameplates are also expected to use the new twin-turbo V6 in the not so distant future. There, the engine will purportedly produce 530 and 580 PS, respectively.
Last but not least is the Ghibli Hybrid. Teased just a few days ago by Maserati, the first-ever hybrid from the Trident brand will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will be helped along by an electric motor. Surprisingly, that exact engine was reportedly derived from the 2.0-liter models of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio, and the Jeep Wrangler.
With Maserati's V6 looking promising, it looks like the Trident brand will be striking out on their own soon when it comes to building engines. They may have had help from Ferrari since 2002, but it looks like the company wants to go back to its roots by making six-cylinders like the good old days. We hope that Maserati's new V6 will also be pleasing to the ears once the MC20 is out.
Source: Automotive News Europe via Carscoops