Here’s How We’d Spec It
Yesterday’s debut of the Maserati MC20 sports car marked the start of a new era for the Italian marque. Packing a fully in-house built, twin-turbocharged V6, the MC20 produces 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and can sprint to a top speed of 201 miles per hour (323 kilometers per hour). Not to mention that the startup costs $ 210,000 in the United States.
While that six-figure price tag puts the MC20 out of reach for most, at least Maserati has been kind enough to give us the chance to build our unreachable dream car through the brand’s online configurator. On the Maserati website, you can choose from a handful of exterior shades, wheel shapes and brake options, as well as different textures, materials, and color patterns for the interior. The MC20 even comes with a few safety features and plenty of optional carbon fibers.
With this in mind, some of our staff took the time to build our dream Maserati MC20 on the online configurator. Let us know in the comments which you think has been the most successful.
Designed by John Neff, editor
This Maserati MC20 is probably the most understated of the bunch, but it still looks pretty good. It wears a sleek Bianco Audace paint job – the same color we saw at launch – and rides on a set of 20-inch Birdcage alloy wheels. And behind those wheels are black Brembo brake calipers. But this MC20 also gets the optional carbon fiber exterior package, which adds new splitters and diffusers, as well as dark tailpipes.
There is a little more to look inside. This MC20 gets the ‘Cuoio’ color option, which covers the two-tone black and caramel leather seats, and the piece of leather just above the dashboard in the same caramel finish. The carbon fiber interior pack – which adds carbon fiber shift paddles (column mounted) and carbon fiber door sills – along with the sport steering wheel and heated front seats to make it a little more comfortable is also offered as an option.
Designed by Brett T. Evans, Editor-in-Chief
Unlike the first car, Rosso Vincente on black Corsa Design wheels is a much bolder approach. This particular MC20 also gets blue brake calipers, the carbon fiber exterior package – which adds new splitters and exhaust tips – and a carbon fiber roof, further enhancing the look. The interior has a two-tone Nero and Blue Cielo gloss finish on the seats and door panels, and the Maserati trident logo sewn into the headrests.
Designed by Jeff Perez, Editor-in-Chief
This Maserati MC20 wears the Blu Infinito gloss paint exceptionally well. Paired with 20-inch black Corsa Design rims and bright yellow Brembo brake calipers, the combo looks very attractive. This particular MC20 also gets the carbon fiber exterior package – but not the carbon fiber rear spoiler or the carbon fiber roof. The simpler the better.
The same goes for the interior; the seats sport a simple Nero black finish with optional Giallo yellow stitching to accentuate the brake calipers and a unique Grigio arrow pattern. They also receive the optional sewn-in trident pattern in the headrest and heater functionality. Other options on this particular specification include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, an electronic limited-slip differential, and sport suspension with lift. A car as low as the ground needs a nose lift every now and then.
Designed by Clint Simone; Associate editor, video producer
Of the five color options Maserati offers on the MC20, Grigio Misterio gray might not be the most eye-catching, but it looks sublime. This shade is joined by the black Birdcage wheels, red Brembo brake calipers and the optional carbon fiber exterior package – not to mention the carbon fiber rear spoiler. The interior of this particular MC20 is a bit brighter, sporting the two-tone blue and black leather combo on the seats and with blue leather draped over the dashboard.
Designed by Anthony Alaniz, contributing author
Blu Infinito is the only exterior color we’ve chosen twice – and for good reason. It looks beautiful in virtually any configuration, especially with the black Corsa wheels, red brake calipers, and the optional carbon fiber exterior package. The seats are more subtle, with a no-frills Nero black finish with Rosso red stitching and the trident logo sewn into the headrest. But this MC20 also gets the carbon fiber interior pack, which adds carbon fiber shift paddles and door sills.
The 12-speaker Sonus Faber audio system, heated seats, carbon fiber seatbacks and a sports steering wheel with Alcantara inserts, carbon ceramic brakes and a carbon fiber motor are also optional. on this model. This Maserati MC20 is practically loaded to the brim.
Designed by Chris Bruce, Contributing Author
Few cars can pull yellow like the Maserati MC20. This particular version looks gorgeous in a glossy Giallo Genio paint job on black Birdcage wheels and matching carbon-ceramic brakes. Add to that a carbon fiber exterior package – which adds the lightweight weave to the side sills and splitters – plus an optional carbon fiber spoiler, and there’s even more to look at.
To match that bright exterior, this MC20 sports a beautiful Nero and Cuoio interior finish with a unique Cuoio seat insert to match. It also benefits from the carbon fiber interior package, a sports steering wheel with Alcantara inserts and safety functions such as rear cross-traffic alert with blind spot detection.