Here’s what the Maserati MC20’s V-6 engine sounds like

Maserati just unveiled the MC20, a spiritual successor to the iconic MC12 with more than 600 horsepower on tap. But while it’s powerful enough to leave the MC12 behind, the MC20 is viewed by purists as a less attractive alternative due to the fact that it’s powered by a turbocharged V-6 engine. Granted, sports car fitted with V-8 and V-12 engines sound better when you floor it, but this new footage of the MC20 proves that Maserati’s new V-6 doesn’t sound half bad.

The Maserati MC20 Has a Great Exhaust Note!

A seven-minute video from Youtube's "Italiansupercarvideo" shows the Maserati MC20 idling and being driven in Modena, Italy.

While idling, the V-6 engine has a nice purr to it. And it’s actually pretty similar to a V-8 mill. When revved, the V-6 reveals its turbocharged nature as the turbos begin to whine, but there’s still a lot of engine burble to keep them ears happy. There’s no high-speed footage, but the few moments in which the driver presses the gas pedal a little harder suggest that the MC20 will sound like a full-fledged race car when the rev needle goes up.

The Maserati MC20 Actually Sounds Decent In This New Video
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Give it a listen in the video below and tell me what you think in the comments section. Personally, I think the MC20’s exhaust is just as exciting as a Chevrolet Corvette C8 and that things will get even better on the race track.

2021 Maserati MC20 specifications
Layout V6 90° MTC twin turbo
Displacement (cc) 3000 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 88 x 82 mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Max. power output 630 HP @ 7500 rpm
Peak torque (Nm @ rpm) 538 LB-FT @ 3000 - 5500 rpm
Ignition system MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) Twin Spark with passive prechamber
Fuel system PD( Direct injection 350bar + Port injection 6bar)
Induction Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated waste gate
Lubrication Fully variable Oil pump on Dry Sump System with scavenge Pumps & external oil tank
Timing system Double over head camshaft with variable valve timing
0-100 Km/h (s) <2,9''
0-200 Km/h (s) <8,8''
Top speed (km/h) >325km/h
Braking distance from 100 to 0 km/h (m) <33mt
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