One thing is certain, Maserati has always represented the pinnacle of Italian sports luxury since its creation on December 1, 1914 in Modena. This is still the case today and this, mainly at the level of its latest sports car, the MC20, which represents a return to a more pronounced sportiness for the Manufacturer at Trident. Sharp lines and very high performance: this is the recipe offered by the newcomer. However, is that enough to dethrone the Porsche 911, queen of its class and in production since September 1964? The question arises, so you yourself must hesitate between the two if you are currently looking for such a vehicle. That's why Porsche Quebec, your reference Porsche dealer in the National Capital in Trois-Rivières, is comparing the two in this duel Porsche 911 Turbo S 2022 vs Maserati MC20 2022, in order to show you how the "Turbo S" is a wiser choice.
External curves and lines
First of all, let's see the exterior lines of our two cars of the day, competing in this comparison between the Maserati MC20 and the 911 Turbo S. Indeed, knowing that this is the first element you will see from each of between them, we might as well address this point first.
On this first chapter, moreover, our two super sports cars have in common the fact of offering very desirable traits in terms of their bodywork. However, the similarities end there. On the side of the Maserati MC20 2022, the lines are those of a coupe with an engine in the central rear position, like many models in the category, whether at Ferrari or at McLaren. It has a design that seems straight out of the paddocks, with a very low roof, very balanced proportions between the front and rear parts, but also at the cockpit level. The front grille is of course menacing, and proudly displays the Trident emblem dear to the brand. The headlights, which are found at the end of the front fenders, are very sharp, as are the equally sharp rear lights. If you add the butterfly doors with their impressive and characteristic opening, you get a very aggressive design that plays heavily on emotion, as we often see for Italian cars. However, these traits may seem too demonstrative for some.
Compared to the Maserati, the Porsche very high performance sports car is immediately more discreet, following the famous precept “form follows function”, a fundamental element of the “Bauhaus” movement. According to this rule, the shape of any object must be based above all on its function and not on its aesthetics. The 911 is in itself the perfect representation of this principle, with in particular its rear overhanging engine which frees up space for the occupants by offering two extra seats behind the front seats, or even its “fastback” type roof. This, a prerogative of the 911 since its very beginnings, has the advantage of producing less turbulence on the rear part when the vehicle is in motion, which translates into a lower drag coefficient. All this allows a significant improvement in the aerodynamics of the car when driving.
If we add, moreover, the now legendary oval front lights located in the extension of the front fenders, the very airy front bumper, the huge air scoops behind the doors, and the mobile spoiler overhanging the magnificent headband rear lights reminiscent of the 911 Type 964, you get, with the 911 Turbo S Type 992, the archetype of the silhouette that a performance car should sport. Indeed, isn't it often the profile of the 911 that children draw when they are asked what a sports car looks like?
Thus, the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S contrasts the very explicit features of the Maserati with more reserved lines. These will also allow you to go more unnoticed, which is a plus if for you a super car is used on a daily basis (this is one of the aspects dear to the 911!), in addition to benefit from one of the most legendary body designs in automotive history!
Exterior style verdict: slight advantage Porsche 911 Turbo S 2022.
Now let's move on to the most important round of this 2022 911 Turbo S vs 2022 MC20 showdown: the mechanical specs. You know it as we do: beyond the exterior look, it is of course its abilities that a sports car is expected, and the Italian like the German are no exception.
However, no need to worry: the very high performance Maserati sports car, like its counterpart from Zuffenhausen, are more than worthy of their respective coats of arms! In the case of the 2022 MC20, it is a 3.0 V6 turbo that is responsible for moving the Italian. With 621 hp for a maximum torque of 538 lb-ft, this block, which transmits all its power to the rear wheels (strict propulsion) via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, allows peak performance at the Maserati. The 0-100 km/h is done in 2.9 s according to Maserati Canada, all for a maximum speed of 325 km/h: the MC20 certainly displays super car data.
However, is that enough to worry the 2022 911 Turbo S? Unfortunately no. Indeed, the latter, with its 3.8-litre turbocharged flat-six engine providing 640 hp for 590 lb-ft of maximum torque, offers even higher performance: 0 - 100 km/h with the Sport package Chrono given at 2.7 seconds by Porsche Canada but measured at 2.5 seconds by the car guide, all for a top speed on the circuit given at 330 km/h by the manufacturer. The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S posts even more insane numbers than the 2022 MC20! Best of all? You can use your "Turbo S" whatever the weather, thanks to its highly advanced all-wheel drive and its excellent 8-speed automatic transmission. You will be able to use your 911 even in the middle of winter, from Trois-Rivières to Ste-Foy.
So, if you are looking for a super-sports car that will offer you superior performance all year round in complete safety, only the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S, and not the 2022 Maserati MC20, will be able to satisfy you in the region of Quebec city.
Technical sheets verdict: 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S advantage.
Two cockpits dedicated to dynamic driving, but more everyday versatility with the 911 Turbo S.
Finally, here is the icing on the cake with this last chapter, in this duel Maserati MC20 vs 911 Turbo S: the comparison of their respective cockpits! Here, in both cases, you will be welcomed by interiors where only the finest materials have been selected, and where the assemblies are of a very high standard. However, it is clear that the 911 Turbo S 2022 has a superior quality finish, inspiring unfailing durability against the Maserati.
In addition, the Porsche has a size advantage over the latter, since the "Turbo S" can accommodate a total of 4 passengers against only 2 for the MC20. The same is true for the trunk, whose capacity is 101 liters for the MC20, compared to 127 liters for the 911. Thus, once again, the 911 confirms its vocation as a Porsche super sports car that can be used every day thanks to practicality. much higher than what the Maserati can offer. The MC20 therefore also bows when it comes to everyday versatility.
However, it is the equipment that the 911 Turbo S 2022 can carry that impresses the most: leather interior signed by the Exclusive Manufaktur personalization department, electric seats adjustable in 18 positions and with memory function, night vision assistance, climate control intelligent speed, or even incredible premium sound system signed Burmester. Depending on the 2022 911 Turbo S model, you will enjoy a level of comfort and technological refinement worthy of the best luxury cars currently on the market.
Interior verdict: strong advantage of the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
So, if the new MC20 is an incredible car, the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S is simply unbeatable!
It is with these words that we would conclude this comparison between the 2022 911 Turbo S and the 2022 MC20. With its instantly recognizable timeless lines, its advanced performance that can be used in complete safety whatever the weather, and the great versatility of its interior for a sports car, the 2022 911 Turbo S logically wins against the 2022 Maserati MC20, in the Quebec City and Ste-Foy regions. However, the latter is still a very powerful car!
Still undecided? Contact one of our specialists at Porsche Centre Quebec, your Porsche dealer of choice in the Capitale-Nationale region. We will make you discover all the advantages of the super sports Porsche, so that the MC20 will only be a distant memory. We will also inform you about Porsche offers and Porsche leasing/financing programs that will allow you to get back behind the wheel of YOUR very high performance Porsche sports car.
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