Maserati Cielo Based on The MC20 Platform to be Unveiled on May 25

As Maserati’s only roadster, the Cielo will be a spiritual successor to the GranCabrio.

Maserati has confirmed that a convertible version of its flagship MC20 supercar will be unveiled next week and will be called the Cielo. The new open-top supercar, which will make its global debut on May 25, is named after the Italian word for sky, which Maserati says “highlights the fact that it is a model devoted to driving pleasure in the great outdoors.”

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  • Convertible version of Maserati MC20 to be called Cielo
  • Will be powered by 630hp, twin-turbo V6 – same as coupe
  • Will be Maserati’s first mid-engined roadster since the MC12

What we know About The Maserati Cielo so Far

Since late last year, Maserati has been testing prototypes of the Cielo, which have been painted in a bold new look inspired by clouds. “After all, it is a convertible,” Maserati explained. It will be Maserati’s first convertible since the GranCabrio, and the first mid-engined roadster since the MC12 supercar’s production ended in 2005.

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The prototype’s silhouette suggests that it will have a folding hard top, similar to the Ferrari F8 Spider, rather than a fabric one.

Technically and stylistically, it is expected to be identical to the coupé. This means it will be powered by a 630hp mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 with a rev limit of 7,500rpm and a 0-100kph time of around 3.0 seconds. The convertible should be able to match the coupé’s top speed of 326 kph.

A folding hard top will almost certainly increase the MC20’s kerb weight. The Ferrari F8 Spider, for example, is 70 kilograms heavier than its coupé sibling.

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Maserati is Now Available in India

Maserati has been relatively quiet in India recently, but that is about to change. This year, the Italian automaker will introduce two new models in the country: the Levante Hybrid and the MC20 supercar, which will be followed by the Grecale SUV next year. These launches will also help the automaker expand its network and footprint in India.

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