Maserati MC20 Cielo Roadster Opens Up New Horizons

Two years after the introduction of the magnificent new MC20 two-seat supercar, Maserati comes back with an open-top variant called C20 Cielo.

Cielo is the Italian word for sky, and a fitting name for a car that acts as a meeting point between Maserati audacity and the infinite sky, the company says.

The retractable hard top incorporates a state-of-the-art electrochromic glass window that can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button, courtesy of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. The roof opens or closes completely in just 12 seconds.

Photo: Maserati

While preserving the torsional rigidity of the carbon fibre chassis, Maserati engineers did their best to minimize extra weight, resulting in an increase of only 65 kilograms. Similar to the coupe, the MC20 Cielo features butterfly doors.

By the way, the launch model sports a new three-layer metallic colour known as Acquamarina, available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customization program.

Photo: Maserati

Inside, the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) multimedia system with Maserati Connect powers the 10.25-inch centre touchscreen. The optional Sonus faber premium audio system has been specifically optimized to fit the unique acoustic and positioning needs of the convertible’s cabin. Meanwhile, safety is improved with the addition of automatic emergency braking, traffic sign information and a new 360-degree camera system.

As for the engine, it’s the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 found in the coupe, producing 621 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Look for 0-100 km/h sprints in 2.9 seconds, according to Maserati.

Canadian pricing has yet to be announced, but you can already configure and reserve your MC20 Cielo on the Maserati Canada website. The lineup will expand in the coming years with an all-electric variant to be called MC20 Folgore. Maserati plans to become an EV-only brand by 2030.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

New Models2023 Maserati Grecale Debuts as New Porsche Macan Rival
Maserati today unveiled a brand new compact luxury SUV that will slot below the Levante and likely become its bestseller. Also named after a Mediterranean wind, the Grecale promises to bring a good dose of fresh air to the Maserati lineup. Three models will be available at launch including GT, …
ElectricMaserati to Become Full EV Brand by 2030
Italian luxury car brand Maserati announced this week it will introduce three electric models in 2023 and offer a battery-powered variant for each model it sells by 2025. And when this decade is over, no more Maseratis will house an internal combustion engine. “Folgore” (an Italian word for lightning) will …
NewsStellantis: Each Brand is Given 10 Years to Succeed or Else
Ever since FCA and PSA officially merged to form Stellantis , the world’s fourth largest automaker, the future of its 14 brands has been a hot topic. In the past few weeks, CEO Carlos Tavares offered a reassuring stance for the short and medium terms, but things could change significantly …
New ModelsMaserati MC20 Begins a New Era for the Trident
The all-new Maserati MC20 supercar was unveiled yesterday in a virtual world premiere event in Modena, Italy with the catchphrase “MMXX: Time to be Audacious.” The name of the car refers to Maserati Corse and the year 2020, of course, as the company wants to mark the beginning of a …
NewsMaserati Adds 10-Year Powertrain Warranty for New and Old Cars
Maserati should be ashamed of landing in third place among the worst car brands for initial quality in 2022 according to J.D. Power’s latest study. Reliability is not much better, either. However, the company is now making a big step to try to convince more luxury car buyers that it’s …
New ModelsMaserati GranTurismo Returns With Big Changes Under the Hood
One of Maserati ’s most iconic cars is back after retiring in 2019. The GranTurismo coupe has been reinvented with a brand new V6 engine and a fully electric variant. An all-Italian product, the second-generation model is the work of the Maserati Innovation Lab and will be built at the …
NewsMaserati to Stop Making V8-Powered Cars at the End of 2023
Given that Maserati is planning to become an EV-only brand by 2030 , the days of its internal combustion engines are numbered. It’s just a matter of finding out how many are left. Well, we’ve learned this week that Maserati will stop making V8-powered models after 2023, putting an end …