As the first real Maserati “supercar” since 2005, the MC20 had a lot to live up to, being the spiritual successor to the incredibly rare and legendary MC12. While the MC20 was never meant to quite live up to the same calibre as the 12, for the previous 15 years, Maserati had been developing family-focused cars like the Levante and Ghibli, making the MC20 a welcome addition to their line-up.
The MC20 is a mid-engined, two-seater sports car sporting a 3-Litre twin-turbo engine, which produces 621bhp and achieves 202mph and a staggering 2.9 seconds from 0-62mph. These stats are enough to bring the MC20 straight into Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren territory, with performance figures that rival the likes of the 488 Pista and Aventador SV. The design of the MC20 also helps to bring it into true supercar category, with flowing curves and aggressive lines that suggest just how much this car is capable of. Underneath its body sits Maserati’s first ever carbon fibre monocoque, co-developed with Dallara Motorsport.
On the interior, the simplistic and functional design of the exterior is carried through. A clearly driver-focused cabin sits between the butterfly doors, with carbon fibre dotted throughout to not only save weight, but provide the driver and passenger with a feeling of luxury and performance.
Overall, the MC20 is a fantastic option for those looking for an “entry level” supercar, with stunning looks and very competitive performance. Maserati really weren’t messing about with the MC20, and while it may not have the legendary, cult status of the MC12, it’s not a performance car to be overlooked.