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The Maserati MC12 is a legend worth celebrating. And it's not just the supersized rear wing and low-slung stature, as this car was responsible for bringing the Italian automaker back to the track with the introduction of the MC12 GT1. Now, the glorious supercar is turning 20, and Maserati is honoring its big birthday with Icona and Leggenda special editions for the MC20.




The MC20 Icona draws inspiration from the street-legal MC12 Stradale, so naturally it wears that car's instantly-recognizable blue and white livery––the top half of the Icona is finished in Bianco Audace matte, and that is paired with Blu Stradale at the bottom. A blue finish has also been applied to the trident logo and brake calipers, which sit in contrast to the chrome-plated wheels. And to top things off, each front fender is adorned with Maserati's Fuoriserie logo and an Italian flag.


Fans of early-2000's motorsports will be more familiar with the MC20 Leggenda, which replicates the bold livery of the MC12 GT1 Vitaphone race car. The two-tone color scheme incorporates Nero Essenza and Digital Mint matte finishes, while the wheels and brake calipers go for a blacked-out look. The trident logos on the hood, doors, and C-pillars especially stand out with their yellow finish, which is inspired by the yellow mirrors on the MC12 GT1.


The Icona and Leggenda continue their unique color schemes inside, with the four-way monocoque racing seats upholstered in blue and silver or black and silver for their respective models.




As for what the pair of special editions have in common, they are both powered by Maserati's melodious twin-turbo 3.0 liter Nettuno V6, which churns out a healthy 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. While not quite as special as the naturally-aspirated V12 engine found in the aptly-named MC12, the V6 still offers a lot of punch for what it is. Each car also features a carbon fiber engine cover with an accompanying plaque that reads: "ICONA. UNA DI 20" or "LEGGENDA. UNA DI 20," to highlight the exclusivity of each vehicle.


If you didn't get a clue from the last sentence in the paragraph above, Maserati is only building 20 units of each special edition, and even fewer will make their way to North American shores. The Trident brand has remained quiet about pricing, but it can be assumed that the pair of special editions will far exceed the MC20's $242,995 starting price.



Image Credits: Maserati
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Maserati MC20 Dresses Up As Its Big Brother With MC12-Inspired Editions

The Icona and the Leggenda are here to celebrate the MC12's 20th anniversary.

The Maserati MC12 is a legend worth celebrating. And it's not just the supersized rear wing and low-slung stature, as this car was responsible for bringing the Italian automaker back to the track with the introduction of the MC12 GT1. Now, the glorious supercar is turning 20, and Maserati is honoring its big birthday with Icona and Leggenda special editions for the MC20.




The MC20 Icona draws inspiration from the street-legal MC12 Stradale, so naturally it wears that car's instantly-recognizable blue and white livery––the top half of the Icona is finished in Bianco Audace matte, and that is paired with Blu Stradale at the bottom. A blue finish has also been applied to the trident logo and brake calipers, which sit in contrast to the chrome-plated wheels. And to top things off, each front fender is adorned with Maserati's Fuoriserie logo and an Italian flag.


Fans of early-2000's motorsports will be more familiar with the MC20 Leggenda, which replicates the bold livery of the MC12 GT1 Vitaphone race car. The two-tone color scheme incorporates Nero Essenza and Digital Mint matte finishes, while the wheels and brake calipers go for a blacked-out look. The trident logos on the hood, doors, and C-pillars especially stand out with their yellow finish, which is inspired by the yellow mirrors on the MC12 GT1.


The Icona and Leggenda continue their unique color schemes inside, with the four-way monocoque racing seats upholstered in blue and silver or black and silver for their respective models.




As for what the pair of special editions have in common, they are both powered by Maserati's melodious twin-turbo 3.0 liter Nettuno V6, which churns out a healthy 621 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. While not quite as special as the naturally-aspirated V12 engine found in the aptly-named MC12, the V6 still offers a lot of punch for what it is. Each car also features a carbon fiber engine cover with an accompanying plaque that reads: "ICONA. UNA DI 20" or "LEGGENDA. UNA DI 20," to highlight the exclusivity of each vehicle.


If you didn't get a clue from the last sentence in the paragraph above, Maserati is only building 20 units of each special edition, and even fewer will make their way to North American shores. The Trident brand has remained quiet about pricing, but it can be assumed that the pair of special editions will far exceed the MC20's $242,995 starting price.



Image Credits: Maserati

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