Maserati’s MC20 Cielo is a first-of-its-kind spyder

Maserati’s MC20 and MC20 Cielo provide two distinct models, both one of a kind yet united by the racing spirit, audacity and performance of genuine sports cars.

Article by T Australia

Maserati's MC20 Cielo. Photography courtesy Maserati.Maserati's MC20 Cielo. Photography courtesy Maserati.

Maserati’s MC20 Cielo announces its special features in its very name: MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began the brand’s new era; and Cielo (‘sky’) highlights its devotion to driving in the great outdoors – all while maintaining all the prerogatives of the coupé.

The Cielo offers an all-new, immersive driving experience, courtesy of its electrochromic (smart glass) roof. Simply press a button and in only 12 seconds, the super sports car is transformed, opening the top up to the sky. The state-of-the-art Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology lets you look up at the stars even when the top is on. It only takes a moment for the roof to become clear, at virtually any temperature, while the sound insulation keeps you cradled in the greatest comfort there is.

The interior of a MC20 Cielo, featuring the innovative smart glass roof. Photography courtesy Maserati.
The interior of a MC20 Cielo, featuring the innovative smart glass roof. Photography courtesy Maserati.

Everything remains functional, but the “wow” factor is not lost: the butterfly doors open up as a coup de théâtre and are designed to make it easier for the driver and passengers to get in and out despite the low floor. The uncompromising performance of the Nettuno engine, the Maserati-patented V6 twin-turbo petrol engine with technology derived from Formula 1, has the capability to unleash an extraordinary output of 630hp in 3000cc of displacement. The new Acquamarina colour is available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme. The three-layer paint is based on a racing-inspired grey, with an iridescent mica in aquamarine, and interacts with the light in a spirit of surprise, contemporaneity and lustre.

Maserati continues to produce a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable by their personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a reference point for the global automotive industry.