It began with the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza del Nettuno. Drawing inspiration from this Mannerist symbol, Mario Maserati created a logo for his brothers’ newfound company. A symbol of strength and vigour, the Trident, as it is simply known, would guide the luxury car manufacturer over the last century.
As Maserati evolved, garnering significant achievements in automotive history, so too did the logo—with small changes designed to maintain its history while looking towards the future. In September, that logo was given new changes as it graced the newly unveiled Maserati Corse 20, also known simply as the MC20.
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The last supercar built by the company was the MC12 back in 2004. It was a proper modern supercar for its time; it walked a tight line between being a road and racing car (but still mostly racing), along with a distinct design that made it unique among others of its kind. A decade and a half later, its spiritual successor, the MC20, further refines the idea of a supercar through several breakthrough innovations, resulting in an incredibly fast, lightweight, luxury supercar for the modern era.
It’s easy to be seduced by the MC20’s nimble speed because of Maserati’s new Nettuno engine—the premiere creation of the Maserati Engine Lab in Modena. As a call out to its long history in racing, the MC20’s pre-chamber combustion system makes use of Formula 1 technology, resulting in a power-dense V6 engine. The result is a full surge of power, with a top speed reach of 325 km/h.