Maserati’s latest creation, the MC20 has never previously been seen unleashing its power on low-grip surfaces, until now.
The new Maserati super sports car is currently undergoing a series of reliability tests (on road and track, in various driving conditions) and intensive cold-weather trials on the snow-covered roads of the Valtellina and at the Ghiacciodromo Livigno testing facility, Italy’s most notable snow and ice circuit.
During its cold-weather testing, or ‘mission’, as Maserati puts it, the super sports car was tested to evaluate engine cold starting, the low-temperature performance of its elastic components and the car’s handling on cold and low-grip asphalt surfaces.
The test is also performed to verify correct functioning of the Climate Control System in cold conditions; tests were also conducted on the battery, suspensions and brakes.
From the looks of thing, it seems like the MC20 was able to handle the cold weather testing without any problems.
According to Maserati, “The extreme conditions have not stopped the new MC20; in fact, they have enhanced the opposing personalities of this car, born from the Brand’s racing DNA but designed for series production.”
In terms of the vehicle itself, the MC20 features a 3.0-litre V-6 engine that produces 463 kilowatts of power, pushing the car to a top speed of 325 km/h in a blistering 2.9 seconds.