There’s a certain freedom to being out of the game for 40 years.
Slates are cleaned and expectations loosely defined, so in this case, most were happy simply that a new supercar was coming from Maserati at all.
Once Italy’s leading sports-car maker and Grand Prix star, Maserati’s presence began to fade when it left racing in 1957 and started a long journey into comparative obscurity, via a succession of GT cars and corporate buyouts.
The MC20, however, seems to be the product of patient and rational planning.
With surprisingly little fanfare, this mid-engined, 621bhp, carbonfibre-tub supercar has arrived as Maserati releases its next generation of cars under the new Stellantis corporate umbrella.