The sexy exotic is already sold out for 2022.
The Maserati MC20 supercar has to be a success both sales and image-wise. The Italian carmaker's future is not yet fully secure though a viable plan towards electrification is in place and underway. Still, is this too little too late for Maserati? We remain hopeful. This latest piece of news, courtesy of The Drive, is definitely a positive sign Maserati is finding its groove.
The sexy as hell $210,000 MC20 is reportedly sold out for the upcoming model year. The CEO of Maserati of North America, William Peffer, confirmed the first batch of vehicles has been spoken for. "The cars we have allocated for 2022 have all been reserved," he said. "All of them."
But not all is lost if you still want one; you'll simply have to wait. A company spokesperson further confirmed interested buyers can still contact any of the 115 Maserati dealers in North America to place a reservation for a 2023 model. Peffer added that there is no current production cap. Maserati intends to "build production to demand, or maybe even a little behind."
Still, those who hesitate might be left disappointed. Act now if you've got the cash. It'll be well worth it because the MC20 is Maserati's first dedicated halo model in nearly two decades. The Enzo Ferrari-based MC12 premiered back in 2004 and was built only through 2005. Just 50 examples exist and are highly sought after. Aside from their logos, the MC12 and MC20 are totally different machines.
The former is an old-school analog relic with its longitudinally-mounted naturally aspirated 625-hp 6.0-liter V12, six-speed automatic, and rear-wheel-drive setup. The MC20, designed with future electrification in mind, currently comes powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 621 hp. An eight-speed dual-clutch directs that power to the rear wheels as well. A convertible body style is also planned.
And that brings up a related subject: should interested MC20 owners place an order for a 2023 model or wait for either the convertible or electrified version? The latter has the potential to be out of this world in regards to outright power; the MC12 will eat its dust in a head-to-head matchup.