Maserati’s not lifeless but, and the Italian automaker hopes its upcoming MC20 supercar proves it is nonetheless acquired some struggle left in it. Whereas Maserati’s but to disclose its new mannequin, the model is lastly exhibiting off what’s going to energy the mid-engined automobile.
Meet the Nettuno, Maserati’s new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Armed with 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque, the engine—which Maserati plans to supply in Modena, Italy—is bound to push the MC20 to triple-digit speeds with relative ease. Because of its 90-degree structure, 11.0:1 compression ratio, and certainly rev-happy nature (energy peaks at 7,500 rpm), the Nettuno engine will possible sound pretty much as good—if not higher—because the forthcoming MC20 must look.
Given Maserati’s want to enter the MC20 in racing competitors, the model predictably added Formula 1-derived tech to its engine. This features a dry-sump oil lubrication system, in addition to a pre-chamber ignition system. Inside this smaller, separate combustion chamber, a small quantity of gasoline will get ignited after which rushes into the primary combustion chamber through small, rigorously aimed holes to ignite the rest of the gasoline. A second spark plug on this chamber augments or supplants the pre-chamber plug underneath sure working circumstances.
The 485-pound Nettuno engine will not function the MC20’s sole powertrain, although, and Maserati plans to supply the mannequin with gasoline-electric hybrid and battery-electric energy within the coming years. Hopefully, the model shares extra about these powertrain choices when it takes the wraps off of the MC20 in early September.