The famed Goodwood festival had just concluded last Sunday. The 4-day 27th Festival of Speed at Goodwood, West Sussex ran with the theme – ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’, and featured drivers, teams and manufacturers that have shown their true greatness by succeeding across a variety of motorsport disciplines.
Maserati’s participation in the Festival of Speed saw its new Maserati MC20 super sports car make its UK debut and taking on the famous hill climb in the Supercar Run. Over the four-day motoring event, the Maserati MC20 was put to the test on the 1.16 mile (1.87 km) course.
The MC20 is the Italian Trident brand’s first mid-engine two-seater super sports car. It boasts of a top speed of over 325 km/h. It is also the first Maserati with a carbon fibre monocoque, resulting in an overall weight of just 1,500 kg.
The MC20 has a 3.0L twin turbo V6 Nettuno engine with F1-derived technology. It produces 630 hp and 730 Nm of torque to give this lightweight sports car an exceptional power to weight ratio. A 0 – 100 km/h sprint is achieved in 2.9 seconds.
Meanwhile, Maserati’s performance saloon, the Ghibli Trofeo, made its appearance on the iconic hill climb as part of First Glance. Painted in Nero Ribelle, the shiny metallic black sports a 3.8L twin turbo V8 engine with 580 hp and 730 Nm. It can sprint to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.