Gentle Readers, I bring you the old:
2018 Maserati Gran Turismo
…and its replacement, the new:
2021 Maserati MC20
Now I know that they are, in essence, two different cars. The older GT is a tourer (Gran Turismo) after all, and while it is very fast, it’s neither a racer nor a supercar — both of which are what the MC20 is going to be. Indeed, the MC 20 heralds the (long-overdue) return of Maserati to racing, which means that they’ll be competing with the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Corvette in Group B racing, maybe even at Le Mans (but in 2022 and not 2021, I suspect).
The MC20, therefore, is Maserati’s first real “supercar” since the Ghibli of the late 1960s and early 70s:
…although it too was strictly speaking a tourer — I don’t think it was ever raced — but at the time, there were only a few cars which compared to it.
(I know, there was the MC12, but that was never going to be a street car, really, no matter how hard they tried to make it so:
…and the $2 million-plus sticker didn’t help much.)
But it’s a new dawn, now.
I can’t wait to see the MC20 racing, and Maserati racing again. Presto, ragazzi.
Although like all supercars, it’s going to be hell in the parking lot:
Don’t care. Details are here.