Maserati MC20 Engine
Debuting to much fanfare, details surrounding the engine of the long-awaited MC20 supercar have been released by Maserati. Named Nettuno, this exhilarating new engine has the honor of being built 100% in Modena, Italy alongside the rest of the new MC20. The debut of the Nettuno marks the start of a brand-new chapter in the storied history of the Maserati brand.
About the Maserati Nettuno Engine
Back after two decades away from the city, Maserati has returned both technological development and race-proven engineering to its iconic Modena HQ in Italy. A remarkably-skilled group of engineers and technicians has worked tirelessly to create this inspiring new powertrain for the upcoming launch of the all-new MC20 supercar.
Secured with a selection of international patents, key attributes of the Nettuno include a sophisticated V90° architecture for this 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine. With a variety of elements taken from race-proven Formula-1 technologies, the Nettuno demonstrates both enhanced efficiency and heart-racing performance capabilities. Three of the most cutting-edge aspects of the engine are explained below.
- Pre-chamber – A uniquely-designed combustion chamber is located between the central electrode and the traditional combustion chamber, complemented by a series of specially-designed ports.
- Lateral spark plug – When running at a level that doesn’t require the pre-chamber to engage, a conventional spark plug serves as a support system to provide constant combustion.
- Twin injection system (direct and indirect) – Joined to the fuel supply system, this process reduces noise at the bottom end of the rev range, minimizing both emissions and fuel consumption.
Maserati Nettuno Engine Specifications
|Max Horsepower||621 @ 7,500 RPM|
|Max Torque||538 LB-FT @ 3,000-5,500 RPM|
|Engine Architecture||V6 90°|
|Turbochargers||Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated Waste Gate|
|Valvetrain & Timing||Double Over Head Camshaft with variable valve timing|
|Lubrication system||Dry sump with scavenge pumps & external oil tank|