Maserati MC20 Icona & Leggenda special series commemorate 20th anniversary of the MC12

Highlights include Stradale and GTI-inspired liveries, monocoque racing seats, e-LSD, a Sonus Faber sound system and more.

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Maserati’s return to racing in 2004, with the iconic and very successful MC12, are two new special series, the Maserati MC20 Icona & MC20 Leggenda.

MC12: The fastest Maserati yet, with plentiful racing success 

The Maserati MC12, which was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was launched in 2004 as a road car. Its Ferrari-derived 12-cylinder engine (MC stands for “Maserati Corse”, 12 refers to the V12) made it the fastest production Maserati with a 330 km/h top speed and a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds. Only 50 were made. Maserati then returned to racing with the MC12 after a 37-year hiatus and became the “benchmark in GT championships”. This inspired the creation of the current made-in-Italy halo car in 2020, the Maserati MC20, which was also the first model powered by the V6 Nettuno engine.

The legendary MC12 GT1 took 27 victories in the FIA GT Championships between 2004 and 2010. Its name was entered three times on the roll of honour of the 24 Hours of Spa. It and won six Teams’ championships with Vitaphone Racing and five Drivers’ championships, including two FIA GT1 World Championships and two Constructors’ championships.

The two MC20 special series, each limited to just 20 units, feature special liveries and exclusive equipment inspired by the MC12 Stradale and MC12 GT1 Vitaphone.

MC20 Icona

The Maserati MC20 Icona’s livery is based on its 2004 predecessor MC12 Stradale, which was a tribute to the Maserati Trofeo Light, the car that competed the 24 Hours of Daytona. And the Trofeo Light itself was inspired by the Maserati Birdcage Type 61, produced between 1959 and 1961. Several features from the Fuoriserie personalisation programme are included in the MC20 Icona Bianco Audace Matte and Blu Stradale livery. The Maserati Fuoriserie logo in Bianco Audace stands out near the rear wheels, with the Italian flag positioned on the door under the MC20 lettering. The chrome-plated wheels have silver hubcaps and centres with contrasting blue Trident logo. It also has blue brake callipers and a carbon-fibre engine cover.

MC20 Leggenda

The MC20 Leggenda sports a livery in Nero Essenza and Digital Mint Matte matching the colours of the MC12 GT1 (under Vitaphone Racing). This car earned three victories and two runner-ups in the 24 Hours of Spa. The Fuoriserie features of the Leggenda include trident wheels in Nero Lucido with Nero Opaco and Trident Digital Mint hubcaps; and a yellow Trident logo on the grille, doors and C-pillar. Brake callipers are painted black. 

The Fuoriserie package for the two special series adds lightweight 4-way monocoque racing seats with the central section in Nero/Blu on a silver for Icona, or in Nero on a silver for Leggenda, and Trident embroidered headrest with the words “Icona” or “Leggenda”. On the covers over the Nettuno engines, you’ll also find the badges “ICONA. UNA DI 20” or “LEGGENDA. UNA DI 20”. Both cabins also features the Sonus faber sound system, the carbon fibre package, electronic limited-slip differential, suspension lifter, blind stop and rear cross path systems, and floor mats.

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