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Maserati is looking to introduce a fully-electric variant of their MC20 supercar line which will feature a powertrain capable of delivering more than 700bhp.

Maserati’s New Electric MC20 is A Tri-Motor, 700bhp+ Supercar

At its core, the Italian carmaker’s line of traditional rear-drive MC20 will come equipped with a brand-new petrol-powered twin-turbo V6 delivering 621bhp. Maserati’s fully-electric variant, on the other hand, will be even more powerful than this new halo car

The car will also feature a triple electric motor setup — with one motor on the front axle and a pair of motors packaged in the rear.

However, due to the electric powertrain coupled with the additional stiffness required to accommodate it, the electric MC20 will weigh in at between 80kg to 100kg heavier than its petrol-powered cousin — the latter itself weighing in at just under 1,500kg.

Though, the heavier weight of the vehicle is certainly a fair trade-off as the overall power of the electric MC20 will likely to score higher than 700bhp. This means that the electric MC20 is estimated to be able to go from 0 to 62mph in just two seconds.

Aesthetics-wise, the electric MC20 won’t look that much different from its combustion-engined counterpart. Of course, the only difference between an internal combustion engine and an electric motor is that you do not need that much cooling for the latter. 

That, in of itself, leans into the design team’s vision of a purer, cleaner silhouette not tied to visual noises and air intakes.

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