Maserati Reveals Its MC20 Cielo Convertible Supercar
This 463kW Maserati Spyder’s striking aesthetic belies the emphasis on tech.
The convertible version of Maserati’s hero supercar has been revealed. Yes, we are talking about the MC20 Cielo. It is expected to come to Australia in 2023. The key aspect that makes MC20 Cielo different from the 2020’s coupe is an electrically-retractable glass roof that can lower or raise in only 21 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h.
This Maserati car is the first MC20 variant that comes with autonomous emergency braking. It is worthy of note because this feature will become mandatory on all-new models in Australia next year. The glass roof of the MC20 Cielo comes with over half a square metre of open area. It uses Advanced Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. So, it can change from clear to opaque at the touch of a button at ambient temperatures between -30 and 85 degrees.
The car’s storage space is 50 litres in front and 100 in the back. The roof hasn’t changed it, says Maserati. The MC20 Cielo weighs 65kg more than the coupe, primarily due to increased chassis stiffening. Some styling changes worth noting are reshaped B-pillars, repositioned engine air intakes, and new air deflectors for the rear intakes.
The MC20 Cielo will be available in six colours, Bianco Audace, Grigio Incognito, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Giallo Genio, and Grigio Mistero.
Inside the Maserati’s new beauty, one can find a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, and an available 12-speaker Sonus Faber sound system. It will also have an Alcantara steering wheel, new indicator and wiper control stalks, a blue engine start button, new headlight buttons, and a newly-optional power-adjustable steering column.
The new MC20 Cielo will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged ‘Nettuno’ that is capable of sending 463kW and 730Nm to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Maserati says it can achieve the 0-100 km/h sprint in about 3 seconds. The car is expected to be available in Australian showrooms around the middle of next year. An electric MC20 coupe will likely be revealed next year. Though pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed, one can expect a premium over the $438,000 plus on-road costs.
Maserati MC20 Cielo
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