Maserati MC20 Makes A Great Companion For The MC12 Exotic Supercar

Maserati MC20 Makes A Great Companion For The MC12 Exotic Supercar

The Maserati MC20 Coupe was unveiled in 2020 as the Italian company’s new supercar and the spiritual successor to the Ferrari Enzo-based Maserati MC12 from back in 2004 but until today we hadn’t seen the two together. Last week, Maserati took part in the International Concours of Elegance at St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the MC20 joined the MC12 and other beautiful classics bearing the trident emblem.

Seeing the white MC20 and MC12 on the frozen lake of Engadin is a sight to behold. Produced between 2004 and 2005, the MC12 remains the most exotic Maserati ever made, thanks to its long tail, extreme width, low height, and motorsports-inspired aero components. Having said that, the MC20 is still a looker with its more compact mid-engined proportions flattered by the duo-tone treatment and the three-spoke wheels.

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The mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercars may be sharing the MC (Maserati Corse) prefix on their name and have an equal amount of power, but they are quite different in everything else. The MC12 is fitted with a Ferrari-sourced naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 producing 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 652 Nm (481 lb-ft) of torque, which are channeled to the rear axle through a six-speed sequential gearbox. This allows a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph), which were quite impressive in the mid-00s.

In contrast, the modern MC20 is fitted with the Maserati-developed twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 producing an identical 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) but a more generous 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) of torque despite having half the cylinders. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a faster eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 2.9 seconds. Although significantly quicker, the MC20 has a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) which is just 5 km/h (3 mph) short of the MC12.

Besides the MC duo, Maserati brought some sought-after classics to the event including the stunning A6GCS-53 Berlinetta Pininfarina, the 4CL and 200S race cars, the Ghibli SS Coupe, and the 3500 GT Vignale Coupé. You can see all of them powersliding in the snow in the beautiful gallery below.

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