The tuning minds over at 7 Design House have published photos of the first example of their Aria carbon fiber bodykit for the Maserati MC20 that is set to be produced in a limited number of 25 units. The visual upgrades were previewed in renderings last year but we now get to see them in the flesh accentuating the exotic nature of the Italian supercar.
The first Maserati MC20 Aria is reserved for Peter Eskander who is the CEO of 7 Design House. It will be the only one with a blue-tinted carbon finish, contrasting the gray shade of this particular MC20 which is also fitted with black 21-inch wheels and yellow brake calipers. In the other examples, the carbon fiber can be specified to have a forged, twill, or colored finish.
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The bodykit – which is named after the founder’s late dog – consists of seven components made of prepreg carbon fiber. A more prominent front splitter with side fins, a set of canards, two Trident-style bonnet vent inserts, new side skirts, a functional roof scoop, a larger rear spoiler, and a new rear diffuser. All of them are installed on OEM mounting points and don’t require any cutting, drilling, or paintwork on the vehicle. This likely means they can be easily removed if the owner wants to sell the MC20 or bring it back to stock condition for whatever reason.
The CEO of 7 Design House said that their goal was “to inject racetrack aero, while maintaining a pure and elegant design”. According to the American tuner, the aero efficiency is improved by 123% which is probably referring to increased downforce rather than low drag. The kit is expected to produce an extra 795 lbs (361 kg) of downforce when traveling at 200 mph (322 km/h) keeping the mid-engined Maserati glued to the ground.
The tuner suggests that if you replace the stock parts with the Aria kit, there are weight savings of 12.5 lbs (5.7 kg). Additionally, a Stage 2 exhaust system can save an extra 15 lbs (6.8 kg) while increasing the power output by 20 hp (15 kW / 20 PS). Mind you, the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 dry-sump engine produces 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) right from the factory.
7 Design House didn’t disclose the pricing of the Aria kit but we’re guessing that it’ll cost a pretty penny due to the high-quality material and the large number of components. They do however offer T-shirts and Polo shirts with a sketch of the tuner supercar for $49. Would you dress your MC20 in something like this or prefer to keep it in stock condition?