Road Tests Real world tests of Maserati MC12 vs Ferrari Enzo

0-60mph

Top speed

Maserati MC12
204 mph
Ferrari Enzo
218 mph

0-100mph

Top Gear track time

Maserati MC12
1:18.90
Ferrari Enzo
1:19.0

1/4 mile

Maserati MC12
11.3 s
Ferrari Enzo
10.8 s

Nurburgring time

Maserati MC12
7:24.30
Ferrari Enzo
7:25.70

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Maserati MC12

Reasons to consider the
Maserati MC12

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More expensive sticker price $770k vs $650k Around 20% more expensive harder to own
Fewer cars built 55 vs 440 8x fewer instances built
Back view of Ferrari Enzo

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Ferrari Enzo

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Faster top speed 218 mph vs 204 mph 14 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.3 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Has an active suspension Yes vs No Somewhat common; Reacts to the road for a smoother ride
Lighter curb weight 3,009 lb vs 3,375 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 8,200 RPM vs 7,700 RPM More than 5% more revs

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Maserati MC12  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Brand Maserati Ferrari
Price 770,000 650,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2004-2005 2002-2005
Highest auction price 2004 Maserati MC12, $1.072M, August 2006 2003 Ferrari Enzo, $1.3M, January 2013
City mileage 6 MPG 12 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG 18 MPG
Number built 55 440

design

Chief designer Frank Stephenson Ken Okuyama
Chief engineer Giorgio Ascanelli Chris Dyer
Platform Maserati MC12 Ferrari F50
Generation First Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe 2-seat Berlinetta
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic Ferrari F1 6-speed semi-automatic
Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A
Gear ratios
1: 3.15:1
2: 2.18:1
3: 1.56:1
4: 1.19:1
5: 0.94:1
6: 0.76:1
Axle ratio 4.1:1 4.1:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Rear suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent Double wishbone, Independent
Front brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Ventilated Disc
Front tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/35 ZR19 Ferrari Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Scuderia 245/35 ZR 19
Front wheels 245/35 19 245/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Rear tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa 345/35 ZR19 Ferrari Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Scuderia 345/35 ZR 19
Rear wheels 345/35 19 345/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy

road tests

Maserati MC12  vs
Ferrari Enzo 
Top speed 204 mph 218 mph
1/4 mile 11.3 s 10.8 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.14 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 6.4 s
0-200kph 9.9 s 9.5 s
Top gear time 1:18.90 1:19.0
20.6km nurburgring time 7:24.30 7:25.70
Fiorano track time N/A 1:24.90
Drag coefficient 0.35 0.35

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.41 lb/hp 4.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM 650 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 485 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,700 RPM 8,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 41%/59% 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Engine make Ferrari Tipo F140B Ferrari 6.0 L Tipo F140B V12
Displacement 5,999 cc 5,998 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.2:1 11.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Block material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,375 lb 3,009 lb
Width 82.5 in 80.1 in
Height 47.4 in 45.2 in
Length 202.5 in 185.1 in
Front track width 65.4 in 65.4 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 104.3 in
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