Maserati’s Klaus Busse on the MCXtrema and why simplicity is key


Klaus Busse gives CDN a walkaround of Maserati’s most powerful customer car during Monterey Car Week and shares his thoughts on simplified design

Among the many debuts during Monterey Car Week was the unveiling of the Maserati MCXtrema, a track-only, beastly version of the MC20 that cranks out 720 bhp and will be limited to 62 units, with no two examples alike. Klaus Busse, head of Maserati design since 2015, spent some time with us discussing the car, as well as thoughts on the studio and his recently expanded role.

Laura Burstein: You’ve just unveiled the MCXtrema, which before we knew as Project24. What was the mindset when you went to work on this car?

Klaus Busse: With this project, literally the gloves came off. Since the car is not homologated for the road, we could do what we wanted.

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