There is still room for a “dream car”: proven by the new Maserati MC20 Cielo spider. At a time when carmakers are competing to create obscure designs, the Italians are surprisingly presenting a classic supercar with an open roof. A real “dream car” for teenagers and big boys!
First of all, we have a Maserati MC20 supercar: a carbon monocoque, a 630-horsepower V6 3.0 petrol turbocharged V6 3.0 engine, an 8-speed robot, and rear-wheel drive. Secondly, we have an open version of the car, which received its own name – Maserati MC20 Cielo (translated as “sky”). In addition to the truncated roof, the car also features its own Acquamarina color (Maserati MC20 Cielo only) and new wheels (later also available for the Maserati MC20 coupe). So it has a really beautiful and original design!
Of course, when it comes to an open car, the maximum attention is drawn to its roof. Thus, the Maserati MC20 Cielo spider uses a hard roof that can be folded/unfolded in about 12 seconds. Of course, the rear roof racks and hood have changed (we remind that the engine is installed behind).
However, what is unusual is the use of translucent roof glass. It is made by PDLC technology and can be darkened or lightened depending on the settings and the passage of electric current. Thus, even in the closed position of the roof, the owner can adjust the transparency of the glass and get the effect of an open car.
The installation of such a roof and its folding/unfolding mechanism resulted in an increase in the weight of the Maserati MC20 Cielo by approximately 60 kg in comparison to the Maserati MC20 coupe. However, given the high power, this has little effect on the dynamic qualities: acceleration from 0-100 km/h – in about 3 seconds, top speed – over 320 km/h!
Among other changes that debuted with the open version of the Maserati MC20 Cielo, it is worth noting the updated interior. And now we are not talking about a pair of 10-inch displays, but about the blue buttons on the steering wheel and the mode switch, which is decorated with a branded trident. Well, the Maserati brand has always been jokingly called a “real Ukrainian”!
The cars will soon be available for order and purchase. Then the Maserati MC20 series will make a new turn. Later we expect the appearance of the electric version.