The Italian identify for Neptune is Nettuno, and it has been chosen by Maserati because the identify of the brand new engine that may energy the MC20 super sports car, which is scheduled to be unveiled September 9-10 at a particular occasion, “MMXX: The time to be audacious,” in Modena.
In anticipation of that occasion, the Italian sports activities automobile producer is selling its new engine, which it says “adopts F1 expertise for a highway automobile.”
“Maserati’s new period begins with a brand new engine,” the corporate mentioned because it showcased the V6, which it notes was developed in home and has expertise derived from Components 1 racing and guarded by worldwide patents.
“The engine is the results of a technical revolution,” the corporate mentioned, including that, “After 20 years, Maserati has as soon as once more enthusiastically taken on the problem of returning to its Modena HQ with the event and manufacturing of a brand new, highly-technological, high-performance engine.
“The operation is a strategic one for Maserati, a model that, right this moment, is making ready to launch the brand new MC20, a challenge that’s ‘100 p.c Made in Modena‘ beginning proper from its engine, the guts of the brand new automobile.”
The Neptune engine is a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter, 90-degree V6 with dry-sump lubrication. It’s rated at 630 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque.
“The soul of the engine is the modern pre-chamber combustion system that includes twin-spark plugs,” Maserati mentioned in its announcement. “This expertise is derived from Components 1 and is now obtainable, for the primary time, on an engine destined for the highway.”
Different particular options are a lateral spark plug — “a standard spark plug acts as a assist to make sure fixed combustion when the engine is working at a stage that doesn’t want the pre-chamber to kick in” — and twin injection — “direct and oblique: linked to the gas provide stress at 350bar, the system reduces noise low down on the rev vary, reducing emissions and bettering consumption.”
The MMXX occasion not solely will function the revealing of the MC20 however a number of different new fashions that may go into manufacturing within the subsequent few years, Maserati added.