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Maserati MC20

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

58
%
D

Used car score:

51
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

82
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

34
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

10
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

58
%
D

Used car score:

51
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

82
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

34
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

10
%
E

Summary


The Maserati MC20 is a two-seat mid-engined sports car which poses direct competition to exotic rivals like the Ferrari F8 and 296 GTB, Lamborghini Huracán and McLaren 720S.

First hitting UK streets in early 2022, the MC20 coupé brings an end to Maserati’s 17-year hiatus from the supercar sector – the last mid-engined Maserati sports car being the low-volume MC12 coupé which came to the end of its lifespan in 2005. An MC20 Cielo roadster version joined the coupé in late 2022.

While the earlier MC12 borrowed its V12 engine from Ferrari, Maserati decided to go it alone when developing the MC20, equipping the modern supercar with an in-house 621hp twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

“The MC20’s straight-line performance is incredible”, Auto Express comments, “yet it can be exploited through a wonderfully precise, agile, yet forgiving chassis. Some might yearn for a more dramatic noise, but the MC20 is authentic, and it earns a place right at the highest level of the supercar elite.”

In addition to its performance prowess, Car explains that the Maserati MC20 coupé is also quite practical by sports car standards, possessing “everyday usability that makes it a viable daily runner”. Car also commends the coupé’s ride comfort and driving manners, explaining that the MC20 is far more relaxing to drive than any 600hp supercar really should be.

While labelling the Maserati as a “rousing triumph”, Autocar‘s review does mention some minor bugbears, including occasional understeer in the corners and some rough gear changes. The minimalist exterior design is mirrored by the simplistic layout in the cabin, which Top Gear says lacks some interior flair.

Evo disagrees, concluding that this demure approach to design inside and out, “without any ostentatious gimmicks”, only adds to the MC20’s unique character. “There really isn’t anything quite like a Maserati MC20, and it’s an immensely likeable and desirable car. We’ve had to wait a long time for a car of this ilk from The Trident, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint.”

Despite glowing review scores, the Maserati MC20 holds a New Car Expert Rating of D with a score of 58% as of January 2024 – a rating hindered by the supercar’s high running costs.

MC20 highlights

  • Stunning exterior styling
  • Agile body control and handling
  • A rapid supercar and a composed long-distance cruiser

MC20 lowlights

  • Rivals have more interior flair
  • Touch of understeer in high-speed corners
  • Gearbox occasionally a little rough

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé and roadster
Engines: petrol
Price: From £187,230 on-road

Launched: Winter 2021/22
Last updated: Autumn 2022
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

+

Auto Trader

+

Autocar

+

Car

+

Carbuyer

+

Evo

+

RAC

+

The Intercooler

+

The Sunday Times

+

Top Gear

+

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Maserati MC20 has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity it is unlikely to be crash tested in the the future.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Maserati MC20 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. Again, we’re not expecting to ever happen.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Maserati MC20 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the MC20, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models24 mpgE24 – 24 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models262 g/kmD262 – 262 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£582D
Year 2£1,436D
Year 3£2,161D
Year 4£2,572D
Year 5£3,440D
Overall£10,191D

The Maserati MC20 is an unsurprisingly expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The numbers above are unlikely to come as a shock to anyone considering a new or used MC20, with perhaps the only mild surprise being that the servicing costs score a D (bottom 40% of all cars) rather than an E (bottom 20%).

The insurance rating is an automatic F as all versions of the MC20 are a group 50 – the highest possible category.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Maserati MC20 has received

2023

  • News UK Motoring Awards – Best Car Design

2022

  • Evo Awards Car of the Year

2021

  • European Product Design Awards – Product Design of the Year

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