Last month, the Maserati MC20 made its world debut, the brand’s first new supercar since the iconic MC12. And based on the specs, there’s a lot to like here, with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft torque, a 0-62 time of under 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 202 mph. All for just $210,000, a relative bargain.
While that all sounded good, I wasn’t exactly wowed by the looks of the Maserati MC20, as it looked rather boring in the press photos that they released, lacking the sort of dramatic styling one has come to expect from a supercar, especially an Italian made one. The only thing that really stood out were those slick butterfly wing doors..
But as I discovered today during a private showing, this is one of those cars that you have to see in person to truly appreciate, as photos (or at least the photos they provided to us) don’t really do the car justice. It’s an understated yet stunning supercar that will turn heads wherever you go, and it’s decidedly Maserati.
Needless to say, after seeing the car up close and personal, I’ve completely changed my tune. The car was designed with aerodynamics in mind first and foremost, and with an obsession over every single detail, even the underbody. Elements like the air vents, side air intakes and rear spoiler are harmonized with the lines of the body to deliver maximum aero efficiency.
It’s not as in your face as perhaps a Ferrari or Lamborghini, I believe Maserati is targeting a different type of buyer, the same type of person that would be considering a McLaren. A little less flashy, but still tons of fun to drive.
The MC20 in these photos is painted in Bianco Audace, which can be best described as a matte white color that shimmers with iridescent blue undertones when exposed to the light. It’s absolutely gorgeous in person, photos just don’t do it justice. The interior also has blue stitching and highlights that help to bring it all together.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so check out these photos of the MC20 I took at the event today at Edison of Maserati in NJ: