Maserati MC20 Engine

Maserati Nettuno Engine Overview - Joe Rizza Maserati

After months of heightened anticipation, the beating heart of the new MC20 supercar is finally being unveiled by Maserati. This exciting new engine, known as the Nettuno, has the distinction of being 100% assembled in Modena, Italy along with the rest of the dynamic MC20. The launch of the Nettuno marks the beginning of an entirely new chapter in the rich history of the Maserati brand.

About the Maserati Nettuno Engine

After two decades of absence, Maserati has brought technological development and progressive engineering back to its legendary Modena HQ in Italy. A talented team of engineers and technicians has worked tirelessly to give birth to this groundbreaking new powertrain for the upcoming launch of the all-new MC20 supercar.

Safeguarded by a variety of international patents, characteristics of the Nettuno include a unique V90° architecture for this 3.0-liter 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine. With several elements taken from race-proven Formula-1 technologies, the Nettuno demonstrates both enhanced efficiency and heart-racing performance capabilities. Three of the most innovative attributes are listed below.

  • Pre-chamber – A specially-designed combustion chamber is located between the central electrode and the traditional combustion chamber, joined by a series of specially-designed ports.
  • Lateral spark plug – When running at a level that doesn’t require the pre-chamber to engage, a conventional spark plug acts as a support system to maintain constant combustion.
  • Twin injection system (direct and indirect) – Connected to the fuel supply system, this process reduces noise at the bottom end of the rev range, minimizing both emissions and fuel consumption.
Maserati Nettuno Engine Profile

Maserati Nettuno Engine Specifications

Max Horsepower 621 @ 7,500 RPM
Max Torque 538 LB-FT @ 3,000-5,500 RPM
Engine Architecture V6 90°
Turbochargers Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated Waste Gate
Total Displacement 3.0-Liters
Valvetrain & Timing Double Over Head Camshaft with variable valve timing
Lubrication system Dry sump with scavenge pumps & external oil tank
Firing Order 1-6-3-4-2-5