Promoted by Maserati as their first super sports car, the MC20, which was unveiled three years ago, has earned acclaim as one of the Italian manufacturer's most outstanding creations, merging remarkable performance with luxury and a strikingly lightweight carbon fiber design.
The MC20 Notte, or 'Night' in English, is the first street-legal limited edition of the famed mid-engine sports car, delivering a refreshed paint job and even more exclusivity, with just 50 on offer. While preserving everything that made the original MC20 so popular, the new car aims to carve out a niche as the former's nocturnal offspring, introducing a matte black hue that Maserati says is "sparked by the mystical and intense power of darkness."
The Notte debuted in a dramatic short film that features brand ambassador David Beckham and former GT1 world champion and current Maserati test driver, Andrea Bertolini, who (Bertolini), by the way, collaborated with the Maserati Fuoriserie team to develop the new car's bodywork.
As expected, the Notte maintains the MC20's Formula One-inspired 3-liter V6 Nettuno engine, producing a massive 630 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission channels all output to the rear wheels.
The exterior design of the Notte remains true to the original, with the most notable change being the new night theme/aesthetic. A matte black hue codenamed Nero Essenz is complemented by a glossy black roof, carbon fiber details, and accents in matte white gold.
Newly designed Birdcage wheels, enhanced with black brake calipers and diamond-cut covers finished in matte white gold, add to the drama, whereas the Trident on the grill, side logos, and the Maserati signature at the back transition from the usual silver to matte white gold.
The aesthetic makeover extends to the interior, with matte black and gold accents being the colors of choice. True to that, black and yellow stitching stands out, elegantly accentuating the Alcantara, carbon fiber, and soft leather-clad interior. A special 'one of 50' badge sits between the driver and passenger sports seats to remind the cabin's occupants of the car's exclusivity.
One good turn quite often deserves another, and this rings especially true for the MC20, with the Notte edition emerging as the fourth iteration since the series' inception in 2020, following the original MC20, the open-top MC20 Cielo, and the track-focused MCXtrema.
While primarily an aesthetic update, the Notte brings a new flavor to a car that reminds the world of what the Italian company can do.