Gautam Singhania, the billionaire businessman and chief of Raymond is an avid car enthusiast. If you read us regularly, you might know that Singhania bought a Maserati MC20 worth Rs 4 crore only some time ago. Singhania has now updated his social media channels saying that it is the worst car ever.
Singhania wrote, “The MC20 @Maserati_HQ has probably been the worst car I have driven in my life. Anybody buying a Maserati car should think twice.” He did not mention the reason for disliking the MC20 though. We are not sure why Singhania would claim that this is the worst car that he ever owned. Since he owns a lot of supercars, we can understand his plight.
Singhania bought the car earlier this year and got the delivery in June or July. The car is located in Mumbai and he is often spotted driving the car as well. While we are not sure what is wrong with Gautam Singhania’s car, there are not many who have reported facing issues with the Maserati MC20.
Jeremy Clarkson had some issues
Former BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson did face a few issues with the MC20 but none of these problems were mechanical failures in the car or any problems in the car’s electronics. He, in fact, found it difficult to operate the vehicle. He said in his Sunday Column that he could not find the door handles on the car. Then, he also says that he took a lot of time to figure out how the parking brakes of the vehicle work as he had to turn on the engine again to engage the parking brake. However, he loved the car otherwise. Which is not the case with Singhania.
Positioned as the flagship offering from the esteemed Italian brand, the MC20 stands tall with its 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged Nettuno petrol engine, harmoniously mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powerhouse propels forth a remarkable 630 PS of maximum power coupled with an impressive 730 Nm of peak torque.
Within the Indian automotive landscape, the Maserati MC20 finds itself in the midst of fierce competition, pitted against other illustrious high-end supercars like the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari Roma, Aston Martin Vantage, and Jaguar F-Type. Priced starting at Rs 3.7 crore (ex-showroom, India) for the coupe version, the Maserati MC20 cements its presence as a formidable contender.
Gautam Singhania stands as a prominent trailblazer in the introduction of the McLaren 720S to India. In addition to the 720S, he possesses a McLaren 570S, both registered in Dubai, UAE. Alongside these cutting-edge high-performance supercars, Singhania’s garage showcases an impressive assembly of vintage and rare exotics. Amidst these treasures sits the Lincoln Zephyr Hotrod, a gem that seldom ventures beyond the confines of his garage. Recently, this Hotrod made a rare appearance at a car show, captivating enthusiasts. While the originality of its model remains uncertain, its presence undeniably mirrors that of an authentic one.