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Novitec’s 721bhp take on the Maserati MC20 Cielo is… quite grown up

Gold and grey theme aside, the German tuner has added a Formula One-grade exhaust and slashed the 0-62mph time to 2.8s

Published: 10 Jun 2024

By Novitec’s lofty standards for dramatic plastic surgery, its interpretation of the Maserati MC20 Cielo is actually quite... subtle. Shock, horror. Though there’s nothing subtle at all about the performance, with the ‘Nettuno’ twin-turbo V6 receiving a strident makeover which now peaks at 721bhp and 603 torques.

The number fiddling doesn’t stop there, that power boost slashing the 62mph run down to just 2.8s, albeit toward an unchanged top speed of 202mph. This has been achieved thanks to several new mechanical add-ons, including a flap-regulated exhaust, metal catalysts and a replacement particulate filter.

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You also get very new and very yellow sports suspension springs, which are tucked away behind forged 21in alloys from Vossen. The gold theme plays off the pearlescent grey body quite well, we'd proffer.

Before you start making a commotion about Novitec getting all grown up, have a closer look and you’ll spot a sliver of its core DNA in there: a sharp ducktail spoiler, carbon bits along the vented bonnet and even more carbon moulded into the front splitter. Novitec will also throw on a gold-plated Inconel exhaust if your pockets are deep enough. That’s Formula One-grade equipment, by the way. How about that for a flex?

Unfortunately, Novitec hasn’t yet announced just how much said flex will cost, but we do know you'll require one £220,000(+) Maserati MC20 Cielo to begin with.

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