Maserati MC20 review - Interior, design and technology
The MC20 is dramatic to look at inside and out, but Maserati hasn’t forgotten the basics of ergonomics
You’d hope a new Maserati supercar would be beautiful, and we reckon the MC20 delivers. Flowing curves meet with sharp edges and design details to form one squat, purposeful and wonderfully proportioned whole, while certain details have hints of the old Enzo-based MC12. And don’t just take our word for it - each time we’ve driven the Maserati MC20, it’s been accompanied by swivelling heads everywhere we’ve gone. This is clearly a car that attracts attention, which potential owners are sure to love.
The best supercars can also bring drama to the process of simply getting in, and as the MC20’s butterfly doors open skywards, it ticks that box too. You then slide in through those amazing doors and are met by a cabin that strikes a wonderful balance between comfort and road-going racer.
The layout is simple but purposeful, with a three-spoke steering wheel that incorporates the starter button, a digital display behind that (flanked by a pair of air vents), and a simple dashboard and centre console, with a wide touchscreen display incorporating the car’s infotainment system. As you’d expect, Maserati offers a number of options to let you personalise the car both inside and out, from a choice of six exterior colours, to carbon fibre packs and unique stitching.
In the Cielo, extra surprise and delight comes from the roof - even when it’s up (and it’s a 12-second process to electrically raise or lower), you can switch between opaque or clear, thanks to polymer-dispersed liquid crystals activated by an electric current.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
In addition to a 10.2-inch information display ahead of the driver, the MC20 gets a wide and narrow 10.25-inch infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard. This screen is also used to control the car’s climate control - there are no physical buttons - but thankfully it works well enough, while the ability to pair up a smartphone means basic functions such as navigation and audio are straightforward. There’s also Alexa and Google Assistant integration, and the option of a powerful Sonus Faber audio system.
In this review
- 1Maserati MC20 reviewThe MC20 is a real return to form for Maserati, and bears comparison with the very best supercars
- 2Engines, performance and driveWildly fast and exciting to drive, Maserati has nailed the supercar brief with the MC20
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsThe MC20 is reasonably fuel-efficient for a 200mph car, but its 60-litre fuel tank will limit touring range
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe MC20 is dramatic to look at inside and out, but Maserati hasn’t forgotten the basics of ergonomics
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere's good room for two, and factory luggage should make best use of the limited boot space
- 6Reliability and safetyHigh-end warranty and servicing options should reassure buyers, but reliability is as yet unknown