Italian Luxury vehicle company, Maserati pays homage to British motor-racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss on the design of the latest prototype of the sports car, MC20. The new sports car is dedicated to the legendary racer, who passed away on 12 April at the age of 90. For automobile lovers who dream to own this car, it will be a limited collection that preserves historical moments of racing.
The design of MC20 is inspired by the Maserati Eldorado, the iconic single-seater driven on its debut in Monza in 1958 by Stirling Moss himself, at the “Trofeo dei due Mondi”.
On 13 May, the company recalls the great British driver; since there is no doubt that his victory in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, at the wheel of the Maserati 250F, stands out amongst the many trophies in the champion’s collection. Moss is known from the big win since Moss led the race from the first to the last of the 100 laps around the winding, demanding Monaco circuit. Maserati’s day of triumph was completed by taking third place as well – also in a Maserati 250F - by French driver Jean Behra.
Moss, who recorded 16 victories in 66 starts in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, is one of the most successful drivers never to have won the world title. Sir Stirling came within a whisker of the crown on more than one occasion, finishing in second place on four occasions, and third in three championships. Known as “the king without a crown”, Moss drove a Maserati 250F beaten only by Juan Manuel Fangio during the 1956 season and some 1957 races, confirming the reliability and superiority of the Modena-built car.
The new MC20 design comes with an aerodynamic features, manufactured in futuristic sports car design with a signature black, crimson red, and white on the coloration. From the bird view, the logo of Maserati is designed on the cape of the car. The car with the full name of Maserati Proto MC20 is likely to be the centre of attention during the night drive. Whoever will drive this car, the exquisite of the sportscar is firmed, masculine, and mysterious.
Through this MC20 prototype with Stirling Moss’ “signature”, Maserati wishes to commemorate one of the greatest names in the annals of world motorsports, who wrote some of the finest pages in its own racing history. The list of Maserati cars driven by the British driver also includes the Tipo 60 Birdcage, Tipo 61 and 300 S.
The choice of a prototype of the MC20 to dedicate to Sir Stirling is no coincidence: through this model, the Trident Brand, the parent company for Maserati aims to underline its sporting vocation, and above all return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.
The arrival of the MC20 is an important event for the Modena-based company, not only because of the racing comeback but also because it will be the first car to adopt a new engine 100 per cent designed, developed and produced by Maserati itself. The new MC20 is a car that fully embodies Maserati’s truest values in terms of the performance, driving pleasure, and innovative contents implemented in all Trident Brand models.