Road Tests Real world tests of Maserati MC12 vs Ferrari FXX

0-60mph

Top speed

Maserati MC12
204 mph
Ferrari FXX
244 mph

Top Gear track time

Maserati MC12
1:18.90
Ferrari FXX
1:10.70

Fiorano lap time

Maserati MC12
1:25.20
Ferrari FXX
1:16.0

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Maserati MC12

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Side view of Ferrari FXX

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Ferrari FXX

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.816M vs $770k More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 244 mph vs 204 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:10.70 vs 1:18.90 More than 10% great lap time on the Top Gear track
More powerful engine 800 HP @ 8,500 RPM vs 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 2.8 s vs 3.4 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 2,546 lb vs 3,375 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Maserati MC12  vs
Ferrari FXX 
Brand Maserati Ferrari
Price 770,000 1,816,000
Type of car Production car Race car
Year 2004-2005 2005

design

Chief designer Frank Stephenson Frank Stephenson
Body style Fastback coupe Coupe
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD 2WD
Shift system Semi-automatic Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
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
R: 2.38:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent Short long arm, Independent
Rear suspension Wishbone,Coil Spring, Anti-roll Bar, Independent Short long arm, Independent
Front brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs Brembo Disc
Front wheels 245/35 19 245/35 19
Wheel material Aluminum alloy Alloy
Rear wheels 345/35 19 245/35 19

road tests

Maserati MC12  vs
Ferrari FXX 
Top speed 204 mph 244 mph
0-60mph 3.4 s 2.8 s
Top gear time 1:18.90 1:10.70
Fiorano track time N/A 1:16.0

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.41 lb/hp 3.18 lb/hp
Maximum hp 624 HP @ 7,500 RPM 800 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Maximum torque 481 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 505 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,999 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.2:1 13.4:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 2.96 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,375 lb 2,546 lb
Width 82.5 in 2,035 in
Height 47.4 in 1,147 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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