Maserati Has A New Trident Logo, Here’s What’s Different

Maserati Has A New Trident Logo, Here’s What’s Different

With the arrival of the new Maserati MC20 – a 621 horsepower super sports car from a twin-turbocharged V6 – the Italian company has also decided to update its iconic Trident logo. While it doesn’t look much different at first glance, the slight restyling won’t go unnoticed by fans of the brand.

What looks like a minor detail of the MC20 is actually another sign of the start of a new era for Maserati, which includes a deep relaunch and a greater focus on racing and electrification. And part of this new era includes an updated logo, which you can clearly see on the MC20.

Modern elegance

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati says the evolved Trident symbol – inspired by the Neptune Fountain in Bologna – is now “more modern, balanced and elegant.” The first logo changes started with a restyling in 2005, in which the company redesigned the two side arrows, creating a detachment that separates the Trident from the blue area that fills the lower part of the classic oval coat of arms. But the latest change is even more dramatic

In the famous glass vertical oval which contains the Maserati symbol, the red colored Trident turns blue. Now the badge becomes two-tone (rather than three), with white and a color the company calls Maserati Blue.

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

New badges everywhere

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

The new logo, in its various shapes, sizes and finishes, is found everywhere on the Maserati MC20, from the front mask to the front bonnet, from the steering wheel to the wheel hubs. The steering wheel is particularly interesting, as it has the Trident logo in a circle rather than an oval, due to the round shape of the airbag. Additionally, the Trident logo on the C-pillar of the MC20 loses the oval frame and drops the lightning bolt at the base that has characterized all Maseratis in recent years.

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Rewrite the script

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC12 (2005)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

Maserati MC20 (2020)

The Maserati wordmark that appears on the tail of the MC20 is also new, although this is only a very minor change. The text “Maserati” becomes a bit sharper and more streamlined here, and this same updated font will be used on all subsequent Maserati models. In addition, the Trident logo and Maserati lettering have a satin chrome finish which replaces the gloss. Maserati says the new finish creates a more technical effect and “refers to the materiality of polished aluminum”.

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