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Maserati MC20 prototype livery pays homage to Sir Stirling Moss

Team OD  | Updated: May 14, 2020, 01:54 PM IST

Earlier this year, Maserati unveiled the name of its supercar, the MC20 which stands for Maserati Corse (Maserati Racing) 2020. And now the Trident Brand has unveiled a new livery on its prototype that pays homage to Sir Stirling Moss. This has been done today to recall the victory of British racer in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, driving a Maserati 250F. Among the numerous wins that Sir Moss achieved, this remains one of the important ones as he lead all the 100 laps of the race from start to end. Also, Maserati's French driver Jean Behra has secured third position in the same race, driving the 250F.

Maserati mentions that the MC20 takes its design inspiration from the Maserati Eldorado, the single-seater race car that was driven by Sir Stirling Moss in Monza in 1958 at the Trofeo dei due Mondi. Moss was also know to have driven numerous Maserati cars like the Tipo 60 Birdcage, Tipo 61 and 300 S. With the MC20 supercar, Maserati will return to the world of racing wherein the MC20 will succeed the MC12 that won the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010, as a part of Vitaphone Racing Team. The MC 12 had won 22 races and 14 championship titles across Constructors' Championship, Drivers' Championship and Teams' Championships in the FIA GT between 2004 to 2010.

In addition to the brands re-entry into racing, the fact that the MC20 will be the first car to get an all new engine that has been completely designed, developed and produced by Maserati itself, makes it an important car in the company's history. Maserati has still not released details on the specifications of the MC20, which is rumoured to have 650PS making twin-turbo V6 at launch and will be accompanied with a hybrid later. Maserati had initially planned to launch the MC20 supercar in May this year. However, the ongoing troubled times of Coronavirus made the car manufacturer push its dates to September 2020.

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