Novitec turns the Maserati MC20 into a 701 HP rocket
The Maserati MC20 is the performance flagship of the Trident brand. Thus, Novitec designers and engineers could not resist the challenge of creating a tuning package for the mid-engine supercar, including discreet aerodynamics and a power increase for the Nettuno V6 engine.
Starting with the exterior, Novitec added a pair of side fins on the front bumper air intakes and a slightly larger carbon fiber ducktail rear spoiler. The same material was used for the hood inserts and side intake inserts. The additional aerodynamic components do not alter the clean design of the MC20 and are difficult to notice without direct comparison.
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What’s easier to spot are Vossen’s new NF 10 forged rims, measuring 20 inches in the front and 21 inches in the rear. Aftermarket wheels are shod with performance tires and can be combined with lowered suspension for better handling. Specifically, Novitec’s sport springs can bring the MC20 closer to the ground by 25mm (1 inch). The tuner also offers extensive options for the interior including leather and Alcantara upholstery in the desired color.
Moving on to performance upgrades, Novitec has spiced up the twin-turbo 3.0-liter dry-sump V6 engine with two plug-and-play N-TRONIC modules and a revised exhaust. As a result, total output is 701 bhp (523 kW / 711 PS) and 818 Nm (603 lb-ft) of torque, which is a healthy increase over the stock 621 bhp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft). The power bump has a positive effect on performance, with 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration taking 2.8 seconds (-0.1 seconds) and top speed topping the 202 mark mph (325 km/h).
As for the exhaust, Novitec offers plenty of choices here, in stainless steel or Inconel, with sport mufflers and optional 100-cell sport catalysts. There’s an optional Active Sound Management system for those who don’t want to wake up the neighbors every time, while the 100mm twin tailpipes can be specified with a stainless steel or carbon fiber finish.
In typical Novitec fashion, the tuner has posted a presentation video of his Maserati MC20 on YouTube, where you can hear the sound of the Nettuno V6 after a detailed tour of the upgrades. We assume the same parts will fit the Maserati MC20 Ciello convertible, for those unhappy with the factory model.