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March 2024

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has delivered plenty of substance. e butterfly doors open to accommodate an easy entrance and when inside, the seating is first class. Instrument and infotainment screens are well designed and configurable, and since the rear window is limiting, the rearview mirror has a camera display. And the price for all this is a reasonable $304,200 fully equipped. I just need to decide whether Rosso Vincente or Nero Enigma would be my best color choice. Front engine, rear-wheel drive 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 621 @ 7,500 RPM 538 lb.ft. @ 3,000-5,500 RPM $230,000 $304,200 15 city 25 highway 18 combined TYPE: ENGINE: HORSEPOWER: TORQUE: BASE PRICE: AS TESTED: FUEL CONSUMPTION: 2024 Maserati MC20 just as gorgeous as I recalled from my first encounter. Maserati's design chief, Klaus Busse, did a masterful job of incorporating iconic style with the car's mechanical and wind tunnel demands. e engine air intakes, perched on the rear flanks, helped create the kind of music I love in a supercar. Apparently, the car had a high- zoot Sonus faber sound system, and while I love hi-fi, I honestly spent little time tuning in non-Maserati melodies. Although I didn't spend time on a racetrack or twisty mountain roads, the carbon fiber-bodied MC20 handled with expected alacrity and I did accomplish a quick performance check on a momentarily empty bridge to Key Biscayne. e 20 MPH to triple digits uphill took just a few seconds and the car was rock solid. At the top, the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes (a $10,000 option) brought the enthusiasm quickly under control. Although the new MC20 has just half the cylinders and engine size as its MC12 predecessor, it makes the same 621-horsepower at a sonic 7,500 RPM. at magic is all homegrown with Maserati's Nettuno design, using F-1 based twin combustion technology and twin turbochargers. Just 2.9 seconds are needed to reach 60 MPH, and the top speed is 202 MPH if you find an empty runway. Not everyone who acquires a supercar wishes to test blinding acceleration and top speed. So, for motoring in style, Maserati @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE MARCH 2024 89

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