Maserati Introduces The 629hp MC20 Cielo Convertible

After the Grancabrio was discontinued in 2019, the Cielo will be the Italian marque’s first convertible.

Maserati has unveiled the long-awaited convertible version of its MC20 supercar, which includes a unique “smart glass” panel in the folding roof.

It will compete against a diverse crop of highly strung mid-engined convertibles, including the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Ferrari 296 GTS, and McLaren 720S Spider, under the name MC20 Cielo (Italian for sky).

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  • Will rival the Corvette, Ferrari 296GTS and McLaren 720S Spider
  • Mechanicals same as MC20 Coupe
  • Electric variant will be revealed soon

The Maserati MC20 Cielo Features a Glass Roof

Maserati claims that its first convertible model since the Grancabrio with a V8 engine debuted in 2019 “is a model devoted to driving pleasure in the great outdoors,” highlighting the folding roof window that can change from clear to opaque at the touch of a button. According to Maserati,

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It takes just 12 seconds to go from open to closed, which is one second slower than the 720S Spider’s but still among the fastest convertibles on the market.

The MC20 Cielo is mechanically identical to the Maserati MC20 coupe, with the same 629hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine. The MC20 Cielo will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in around 3.0 seconds thanks to the high-revving mid-mounted Nettuno powerplant.

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The carbon fiber tub and butterfly doors have been retained, and the roof mechanism adds only 65kg to the total kerbweight of 1,540kg. There are no pricing details yet, but the convertible is expected to cost slightly more than the coupe, which costs £1,87,230. (over Rs 1.8 crore, before taxes and duties).

Along with the coupe and the soon-to-be-announced electric variant, the Cielo is the second of three planned MC20 variants.

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Maserati is Now Available in India

Maserati will debut the MC20 supercar and the Levante hybrid SUV in India this year, with the Grecale SUV, which was recently revealed, expected to arrive next year. Apart from expanding its portfolio in India, the Italian automaker also intends to expand its dealer network, which currently stands at two.

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