Maserati Nettuno Engine Is A Twin-Turbo V6 With 630 Horsepower
By: Adrian Padeanu
JUL 01, 2020
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.