Maserati MC20 Icona and Leggenda Limited Editions Honor the Legacy of the MC12

Each special edition will be limited to a production run of just 20 units.

Maserati commemorates the 20th anniversary of the MC12 by introducing two special editions of the MC20 – the Icona and the Leggenda. These variants showcase unique designs crafted through Maserati’s Fuoriserie program and will have a production run limited to just 20 units each.

The Maserati MC20 Icona presents a distinctive exterior in blue and white, paying homage to the original MC12 Stradale. Its upper body panels are coated in Icona Bianco Audace Matte, complemented by Blu Stradale stripes on the lower part. The wheels, inspired by the Trident emblem, shine in chrome, while the brake calipers boast a blue finish.

Additional features include an Italian flag positioned under the MC20 badge along the profile, a carbon fiber engine cover, and auto-dimming mirrors.

Following is the Maserati MC20 Leggenda, inspired by the MC12 GT1 racecar from the Vitaphone Racing team, which holds significance for the brand with its three wins and two second places in the 24 Hours of Spa (out of the MC12’s total 27 victories in the FIA GT Championships).

This contemporary rendition blends Nero Essenza and Digital Mint Matte colors highlighted by vibrant yellow details. The wheels feature a combination of Nero Lucido and Nero Opaco blacks with accents of Digital Mint, complemented by black brake calipers.

The interior of the special editions also benefits from the Fuoriserie treatment, offering a generous array of features such as monocoque racing seats, a Sonus Faber audio system, enhanced ADAS, a nose lift function, and the carbon fiber package. In the Icona, the upholstery blends Nero and Blu tones, while the Leggenda opts for a darker Nero scheme. Each variant features its name embroidered on the headrests and a distinctive badge on the engine cover.

Maserati has not announced any performance enhancements for the Icona and Leggenda models compared to the standard MC20, indicating that the differences are purely aesthetic. Pricing details for these limited-production specials have not been disclosed, nor has the number of units already reserved.

Different Characters, Same Heritage

Despite their distinct characters and market positions, the 2004 Maserati MC12 has always served as an inspiration for the 2020 Maserati MC20. Both supercars share similarities such as a mid-engine layout, a carbon fiber tub, and an identical power output of 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS). However, the MC20 achieves this with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, while the MC12 utilized a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 sourced from Ferrari.

In addition to its more exotic styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the MC12 was significantly more exclusive than the MC20, with the road-going Stradale version limited to just 50 units.


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