Maserati has officially removed the screen from the new MC20 Cielo, a convertible version of its Hello sports car. The Cielo, meaning ‘sky’, weighs just over 65kg more than the coupe, and it’s not just your regular drop-top.
See, here the roof is made of a two-piece folded electrochromic glass, it takes about 12 seconds to open or close. At the touch of a button (via an infotainment display) the glass can go from clear to opaque, and the automaker says the design decision comes at no cost to the car’s aerodynamics and torsional firmness.
Mechanically, the MC20 Cielo remains unchanged from its coupe siblings. The car is powered by the new Nettuno 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 630 PS at 7,500 rpm and 730 Nm of torque from 3,000 rpm. It redlines at 8,000 rpm and features a pre-chamber combustion system derived from Formula 1.
An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission runs standard, rear wheels. Maserati has not yet released his performance figures, but don’t expect it to move away from the coupe – it’s a century sprint at 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km / h at 8.8 seconds and a top speed of over 325 km / h. H. There is a limited-slip, self-locking mechanical difference between standard fit items, although an electronic version is optional.
The example here concludes with a new three-tiered metallic color called Aquamarina, which is available through the month’s Fuuriseri customization program. It ships with countless advanced driver assistance systems, such as autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign information, 360-degree surround view cameras, and more.
Customers can opt for the optional 12-speaker high-premium Sonus Faber audio system, an award-winning car audio system that is acoustically positioned and optimally tuned for conversion.