The new Maserati apparently spent more than 2000 man-hours being buffeted in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and dynamics tested using more than a thousand computerised simulations.
It’s ended up with a tonne of interesting and innovative technologies on board. The butterfly doors are not only pretty on the eye but improve the MC20’s ergonomics and facilitate ease of entry and exit.
Inside, there’s little to distract from the main game – a sporty driving experience. The driver’s needs are always central. In his or her line of sight are simple forms and very few sharp edges.
The carbon fibre-clad central console features a wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, Electronic Stability Control Off button), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and an under-armrest storage compartment. All other controls are on the steering wheel, including the ignition button to the left and launch control on the right.
Other services are run through the Maserati Connect system, including navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot, which can also be managed through the relevant Maserati smartphone or smartwatch App.