MC20 and MC20 Cielo are twins with two different souls: two distinct models, both one of a kind yet united by the racing spirit, audacity and performance of genuine sports cars.
Mechanically speaking, this new convertible is no different to the coupé, but Cielo – Italian for sky – is equipped with one of the most advanced folding hard-top roof configurations on the road. The roof panel is a state-of-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) window that can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, courtesy of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal technology. The roof is also best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation and of opening and closing speed, taking just 12 seconds up or down. So, whether you have the roof on or off, you always have plenty of Cielo above.
The MC20’s lightweight carbon fibre monocoque tub is unchanged, as is the Nettuno twin-turbo V6 engine and its F1-inspired technologies. The Cielo makes 621 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and sends that power through an eight-speed, dual-clutch, automatic transmission. With a kerbweight just 65kg more than the coupé, performance is just as blistering, with the Cielo able to accelerate to 62 mph in approximately 3 seconds and topping out just shy of 200mph.
The MC20 Cielo is undeniably beautiful, especially in the unique launch colour pictured here. The new three-layer metallic colour, known as Acquamarina, is available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme, built up of a pastel grey inspired by racing, accompanied by an iridescent aquamarine metallic.
Style and technology continues into the interior, with a new optional High Premium Sonus faber audio system. The MC20 Coupé system, an award-winning in-vehicle audio set-up, has been specifically optimized to fit the unique needs of the spyder’s cabin, situating the system’s 12 speakers to create the most natural sound, whether the roof is open or closed.