The First Limited-edition Maserati MC20 Comes Shrouded In Inky Black

The 2024 Maserati MC20 Notte – translating to night – will be limited to just 50 units globally.
by Alvin Lim
Maserati MC20

Photo: Maserati

Maserati is giving its flagship MC20 super sports car its first limited edition release in the form of the MC20 Notte, a visual package that shrouds the mid-engined vehicle in a seductive matte black livery inspired by the racing world.

Meaning night in Italian, the aptly named Notte edition pairs this dramatic do-over with matte white gold accents in lieu of the usual silver – on its signature Trident logo, its side logos and the Maserati name out back.

A similar black-on-white colour scheme can be found in the redesigned 20” birdcage wheels connecting the car to the tarmac, paired with inky black brake callipers for a touch of swarthy elegance.

This colour scheme is said to be inspired by Andrea Bertolini, Maserati test driver and three-time GT1 world champion, working in collaboration with the Trident’s Fuoriserie special projects team.

Maserati MC20

Photo: Maserati

Only 50 of the Notte editions will ever make it to the global market, a fact celebrated by an exclusive metal plate adorning each headrest on the vehicle’s black Alcantara leather power seats with contrasting yellow stitching.

Says Klaus Busse, Head of Maserati design: “Fuoriserie means ‘custom-built’ in Italian, and our Trident’s customisation program is conceived to create one-of-a-kind rolling sculptures for our clients. MC20 Notte celebrates the thrill of racing and the allure of the night combining supreme performance and Italian elegance with a touch of mystery of the nocturnal world. It is the first Fuoriserie limited edition of MC20 and it is dedicated to super sports car collectors and track enthusiasts”.

Maserati MC20

Photo: Maserati

That statement, however, points to the only disappointing thing about the special-edition release.

The Notte MC20 doesn’t come with performance enhancements of any sort, which is unexpected considering all the talk about the car’s motorsport inspirations.

That’s not to say the base MC20 is boring by any means, given that the twin-turbocharged V6 Nettuno engine under the hood already puts out 630 horses, easily lurching the two-door from nought to 100kmh in under three seconds flat.

Even minor performance upgrades or tweaks to the limited-edition MC20, currently entering its third model year, would make the Notte edition all the more sweeter, especially when considering how extensive Maserati’s Furioserie customisation programme already is.

This story originally published on The Peak Singapore.

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