We have been all pleasantly shocked by the brand new Maserati supercar when it was launched, however that was by no means going to cease the tuning homes from tinkering with its inventory settings. Right here’s a full run-down of the beautiful Novitec MC20.
For those who’re a fan of modified automobiles – and because you’re right here, you in all probability are – you’ll probably have heard of Novitec earlier than. Based mostly in Germany, this efficiency model has change into famend for providing its personal tackle a few of the most prestigious automobiles in the marketplace. And now, it’s the MC20’s flip.
Fitted with a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 as normal, the MC20 represents an attractive canvas to work from. After a little bit of fettling, Novitec say they’ve unleashed an additional 81 horses, which they cheekily described as having been ‘slumbering’ away in the usual Maserati set-up. Consequently, the Novitec MC20 has a peak energy determine of 711hp at 7400rpm, whereas torque stands at 603 lb/ft between 3000-5500rpm. On the highway, that equates to a 0-60mph time of simply 2.8 seconds, and a high pace north of 200mph. Briefly, it’s fairly speedy.
A lot of the advance has come from a little bit of ECU remapping. The enhance stress, gasoline injection, and ignition settings have all been unchained a bit due to Novitec’s N-Tronic software program.
Efficiency is additional aided by a closely revised exhaust system, made out of lighter supplies, and permitting for a greater circulation of waste gases. Clients can then select from a choice of insulating exhaust wraps to maintain engine bay temperatures down; essentially the most fascinating of which being made out of fairly fancy gold plating.
Novitec says that their upgraded exhaust won’t solely carry out higher, however sound higher too – one thing which is enhanced additional by the presence of a butterfly valve for if you actually need to let the automobile sing.
Naturally, a tuning firm like Novitec hasn’t targeted solely on the mechanical facet of issues. There’s a delicate aero package deal too, which provides a carbon fibre entrance splitter and ducktail rear wing: each of which, have been designed and developed in a wind tunnel. Visually, they aren’t adjustments that may blow you away, however when paired with the automobile’s cast Vossen rims and 25mm decrease suspension, theses little alterations quantity to a giant distinction in character in comparison with the usual automobile.
If there was one criticism that you might throw on the common MC20, it was that whereas it was undoubtedly elegant, it maybe lacked a little bit of character, each aurally and visually. The efficiency was all the time there, however now in Novitec kind, this Maserati actually does appear to be the entire package deal. Given the place the Italian marque had discovered themselves in current instances, it’s truthful to say that we didn’t count on to be saying that anytime quickly…