As promised by the brand, Maserati's flagship supercar gets its much-awaited drop-top spyder version.
When the Maserati MC20 coupé made its debut back in 2020, the brand also confirmed that a spyder version was in development. And now, it has made its global debut as the MC20 Cielo (cielo is Italian for sky). The MC20 Cielo sticks to the original formula and remains the same as its coupé counterpart, apart from the convertible treatment and the associated design changes. The folding roof mechanism has added an additional 65kgs to the car's weight.
Powering both body styles of the MC20 is Maserati's in-house 3.0-litre turbo V6 Nettuno engine, which develops 621bhp @ 7,500rpm and 730Nm of torque. The drive is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed DCT gearbox. Inside, the MC20 Cielo features a 10.2-inch TFT instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch TFT infotainment screen.
The key highlight of the MC20 Cielo is its roof, which features an electrochromic (smart glass) window panel. It can be instantly transformed from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, thanks to Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. Maserati claims that this roof is also best-in-class in terms of its opening and closing speed of just 12 seconds.
While the MC20 coupé (MY22 onwards) already had active safety systems like parking sensors, a rear-view camera, and a blind-spot monitor, the MC20 Cielo introduces a few additional features like autonomous emergency braking, a traffic-sign recognition system, and a new 360° camera.
As of now, the MC20 Cielo is available only in a PrimaSerie Launch Edition – it will have a limited production run of just 60 units. Will any units come to India? Only time will tell, for Maserati will first tend to the MC20 coupé's orders in India.