Published on July 15th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Maserati MC20 Or McLaren 620S For Your Garage Next Year
Here are some new supercar options for your garage next year.
There are still enough super rich around the globe as well as Malaysians that are not economically affected by this growing pandemic and in fact they might be increasing their wealth at this time.
So, we are sharing some information on two very desirable supercars that are somewhat ‘under the radar’ for the non car enthusiasts who might want to drive and own a car that is very different to the rather common prancing horse or raging bull.
First, let us introduce you to the Maserati MC20. This is an engineering and styling masterpiece that opens a new era for the Trident brand. With the MC20, Maserati returns to a stage where it has always starred, that of ‘Supercars’ that combine luxury and performance with the unique Maserati Style.
The MC20 is a Maserati with mind-blowing aerodynamic efficiency. Its superb looks conceal an uncompromisingly sporty soul, with the new 630 horsepower V6 ‘Nettuno’ engine that delivers a standstill to 100km/h acceleration time of under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over 325km/h where there is enough open tarmac.
Using a brand new patented, 100 percent Maserati engine, benefiting from the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the innovative combustion system developed by the Brand, evolved from the pre-chamber technology used on Formula 1 powertrains. Conceived, designed and built entirely in-house.
The MC20 is particularly light under 1,500kg, and thanks to its power output of 630hp it is best in class in weight/power ratio, at 2.33 kg/hp. This light weight was achieved without sacrificing anything in terms of comfort.
The MC20 has all the contents cars of this type must have today to satisfy a sporty yet sophisticated clientele, looking not only for performance but also for comfort and luxury. So a great deal of work was done on the materials.
The entire chassis is in carbon fibre and composites, with the benefits of lighter weight, faster tool-go times and greater stylistic freedom in the design of forms. Carbon fibre enables the creation of shapes impossible with press-formed metal. The butterfly doors are a very obvious example. This Maserati supercar is priced from £187,230 (which is about RM1,090,000 before local import taxes and delivery charges).
Next we have a supercar which is notably more ‘raw’ in its driving feel with added visual aggression. The McLaren 620Ris a unique proposition, delivering a pure motorsport experience in a road car with authenticity: it looks like a race car, handles like a race car, performs like a race car and feels like a race car. The result overall is a seamless transition from race to road and vice versa. Exclusive and extreme in equal measure, the McLaren 620R retains the DNA of a fully homologated track car yet is free from the restrictions that race regulations apply.
A high level of commonality with its sibling, the 570S GT4 race car has been integral to the development of this 620Rfrom very outset. They have the same, single-piece carbon fibre Monocell II chassis providing the foundations for the strength and light weight of the car, with a targeted lightest dry weight of 1,282kg.
This carbon fibre core which is a McLaren signature that in different guises features in every car in the company’s range also underpins the dynamic precision and composure for which McLarens are renowned. These characteristics have been enhanced in the 620R by the inclusion of the GT4’s adjustable aerodynamic elements, race-derived suspension components and powertrain recalibration to increase power and performance.
The McLaren 620R has the same M838TE 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine used in the GT4 car, but with a significant difference in power output; freedom from racing regulations has allowed the engine ECU and turbocharger management to be reconfigured to achieve 620PS (610bhp), making this the most powerful Sports Series car yet.
The engine also develops torque of 620Nm and even with lap times more important than sheer top speed, the combined outputs helps to deliver benchmark performance figures of 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.9 seconds and 0-200km/h (124mph) in 8.1 seconds. Maximum speed is 322km/h (200mph). This McLaren 620R selling price starts from £250,000 (which is about RM1,450,000 before delivery charges and local taxes).
So, Maserati Or McLaren?
As you can see from the manufacturers performance figures, both cars offer equal acceleration time of 2.9 seconds and the top speed if almost equal with the Maserati edging ahead by 3km/h. Then there is the selling price. The Maserati is almost RM360,000 lower before taxes which is a significant amount of money (enough to buy a brand new Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic Edition 1 hot hatch at RM380k).
Add to this you have the drop dead looks of the Maserati and its exclusivity. Plus, let us not ignore its high quality build and luxury appointed interior which makes is an easy to use every day supercar.