Maserati is returning to the convertible phase after a quick hiatus with a topless model of the MC20 named Cielo. The roadster gives the identical twin-turbocharged V6 engine and carbon fiber chassis as its coupe counterpart however it good points a power-retractable glass roof panel.
“Cielo” means “sky” in Italian — it is a becoming title. Visually, the MC20 Cielo is almost an identical to the MC20 coupe from the rocker panels to the belt line. It is what’s above that counts: Maserati fitted the roadster with a glass roof panel that opens or closes on the push of a button in about 12 seconds. The house that it occupies is situated behind the passenger compartment so engineers needed to redesign the decklid, and the engine is now not seen by way of a glass cowl. We’re advised that the transformation provides solely about 143 kilos to the MC20 for a curb weight of roughly 3,400 kilos.
Maserati deliberate the convertible mannequin from the get-go so few compromises had been made through the growth course of. The Cielo retains the cool butterfly-style doorways, and it gives the identical quantity of cabin and trunk house because the coupe. Folding away in a few seconds is not the roof’s solely trick: it may possibly go from clear to opaque in a matter of seconds due to Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) know-how.
Just like the coupe, the MC20 Cielo is powered by Maserati’s wonderful 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 engine. The mid-mounted six is twin-turbocharged to 621 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque, and it spins the rear wheels through an eight-speed automated transmission. Maserati quotes a zero-to-62-mph time of roughly 3 seconds and a high pace of round 200 mph, which appears like a fast and enjoyable solution to dry your hair. Brembo-built six-piston entrance and four-piston rear brake calipers hold the engine’s energy in verify.
Inbuilt Italy, the 2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo will attain showrooms within the coming months. Pricing will probably be introduced nearer to the mannequin’s on-sale date. At launch, consumers will be capable to order a limited-edition model known as PrimaSerie Launch Version that stands out from the usual mannequin with a particular, three-layer paint coloration known as Acquamarina that was initially developed for Maserati’s customization program.