Maserati Nettuno Engine Is A Twin-Turbo V6 With 630 Horsepower

Maserati is gradually diminishing its reliance on Ferrari engines as the Modena-based marque is introducing an all-new powertrain developed entirely in-house. Dubbed “Nettuno,” the engine takes the shape of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that weighs less than 220 kilograms (485 pounds). It uses a dry sump and an F1-derived pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin-spark plugs.
And now for the juicy output numbers – 630 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 730 Newton-meters (538 pound-feet) of torque between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm. It revs up to 8,000 rpm and has a firing order of 1-6-3-4-2-5. It boasts a specific power output of 210 hp / liter and represents the first new engine developed by Maserati in 20 years.
Naturally, we’ll see it first in the hotly anticipated MC20 supercar scheduled to debut during the “MMXX: The time to be audacious” event programmed for September 9-10. It will eventually trickle down to lesser models of Maserati’s revamped lineup where it will be dialed down. According to a recent report from Automotive News Europe, it will make 542 hp in the sports cars and 523 hp in the SUVs. Noticed how we used the plural? That’s because the Levante will be joined by a new SUV in 2021.
Speaking of other models, the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans will be facelifted later this year together with the aforementioned Levante. Come 2021, the next-generation GranTurismo will be released along with the company’s second SUV and an “all-new sportscar cabrio,” which might be a droptop MC20. In 2022, Maserati aims to introduce the GranCabrio and Quattroporte replacements, followed in 2023 by the next-gen Levante. These timelines were revealed in a product roadmap through 2023.
Electrification will play an important role in the company’s future, and we’re already anxious to see what a hybrid version of the twin-turbo V6 will bring to the supercar game.