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MASERATI UNVEILS MC20 NOTTE

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology, and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a benchmark for the global automotive industry.

Maserati boasts a tradition of successful cars, each redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance, and safety, currently available in more than 70 markets internationally. The ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante – the first SUV made by Maserati, and the Grecale, the all-new “everyday exceptional” SUV, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. 

A RETURN TO ITS ROOTS

Now, Maserati is thrilled to introduce MC20 Notte, the first limited edition of its super sports car MC20, born to race on the track and bred to perform on the road. MC20 Notte Edition celebrates the daring spirit that has always propelled the Trident forward, from the day that Maserati first competed in one of the most legendary races ever.

Marking the Trident’s return to its supercar roots, the MC20 combines sportiness and luxury, and now becomes closer to its racing soul with the Notte Edition, an exclusive run of 50 units globally whose design is sparked by the mystical and intense power of darkness. A roaring creature, conceived to seduce and aesthetically enhance its already extraordinary V6 Nettuno engine-powered performance.

BEAUTY OF THE NIGHT

Drawing inspiration from the mesmerising racing world, the Maserati Fuoriserie team collaborated with Andrea Bertolini, Maserati reference driver and former GT1 world champion with the Trident, to develop the MC20 Notte bodywork. Its exterior turns from a glossy black shade to a magnetic matte “nero essenza” hue ready to glow in the dark thanks to “the Midas touch” of track predator Bertolini turning the details – the Trident, the side logos, and the Maserati signature – from silver to matte white gold, reigniting the brand’s glorious motorsport memories. 

Glued to the tarmac, the 20” matte black birdcage wheels feature accents in matte white golden, while the brake callipers are finished in black​. Lightweight, superior carbon fibre details are present throughout the MC20 Notte. From the front splitter to the rear diffuser with dark exhaust tips, carbon fibre elements highlight the door and fender sills, making for a striking entrance.

Inside, the latest innovation from the world of racing is funnelled into distinctive elements that voice the super sports car’s true instincts. 

Carbon fibre details appear throughout the cabin on the paddle shifters, steering wheel details, and cluster cap, putting the innovative material within reach.

The MC20 Notte also features six-way power sport seats in Alcantara black or grey with yellow stitching​. The unmistakable Trident appears on the headrest​s, and the Alcantara sport steering wheel boasts carbon fibre inserts. An exclusive metal plate celebrating the MC20 Notte Edition and a distinctive “UNA DI 50” (one of 50) signature are applied between the two headrests.

“Fuoriserie means ‘custom-built’ in Italian, and our Trident’s customisation program is conceived to create one-of-a-kind rolling sculptures for our clients. MC20 Notte celebrates the thrill of racing and the allure of the night, combining supreme performance and Italian elegance with a touch of mystery of the nocturnal world. It is the first Fuoriserie limited edition of MC20, and it is dedicated to super sportscar collectors and track enthusiasts”, says Klaus Busse, Head of Maserati Design.

THE POWER OF MASERATI

While some models in the Maserati range are equipped with four-cylinder hybrid powertrains – including the Ghibli, Grecale, and Levante – V6 petrol and V8 petrol power, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, embodying the performance DNA of the Trident Brand, are also available on selected models. The range is now completed with the Grecale Folgore, Maserati’s first full-electric SUV. 

Naturally, the pinnacle of the Maserati range – represented by the MC20 super sports car, the MC20 Cielo Spyder, and the limited-run Notte derivative – is powered by the ground-breaking 100% Maserati Nettuno V6 engine, which incorporates F1-derived technologies into the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. 

The new GranTurismo is available with either the high-performance V6 petrol engine, derived from the Nettuno or a 100% electric version: the GranTurismo Folgore – the first car in the Modena-based brand’s history to adopt this solution. By 2025, all Maserati models will also be available in a full-electric version, and the entire Maserati range will run on electricity alone by 2030.

LAST WORD

To celebrate the launch of the Maserati MC20 Notte Edition, Andrea Bertolini stars in an engaging short film, where the MC20 is transformed into a new racing creature blazing through the night across the city and on the racetrack.

Following a sneak preview exclusively for Maserati Tridente members last year, MC20 Notte is now available worldwide, and its future owners will be invited to experience the thrill of a Maserati on-track driving experience to let them savour the feeling of the new exclusive model of the Trident. For more information, visit www.maserati.co.za.

Report & Images by MASERATI

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