Maserati is returning to the convertible segment after a brief hiatus with the topless version of the MC20 called Cielo. The Roadstar offers the same twin-turbocharged V6 engine and carbon fiber chassis as the coupe counterpart but it gets a power-retractable glass roof panel.
“Silo” in Italian means “sky” – this is a proper name. Apparently, the MC20 Cielo is almost identical from the rocker panel of the MC20 coupe to the belt line. Calculates what’s on the top: Maestro mounts the roadstar with a glass roof panel that opens or closes at the push of a button in about 12 seconds. The space it occupies is located behind the passenger carriage so engineers had to redesign the declider and the engine is no longer visible through the glass cover. We are told that the conversion adds about 143 pounds to the MC20 for a carb weight of approximately 3,400 pounds.
Monthly plan for a changeable model from Get-Go so there was very little compromise during the development process. The Cielo keeps cool butterfly-style doors, and it offers the same amount of cabin and trunk space as the coupe. Folding roofs in a matter of seconds is not the only technique: for polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology, it can change from clear to opaque in a matter of seconds.
Like the coupe, the MC20 is powered by Cielo and Maserati’s excellent 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 engine. The mid-mounted six is twin-turbocharged at 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque and it rotates the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Maserati quotes a zero to 62-mph time of about 3 seconds and a maximum speed of about 200 mph, which seems to be a quick and fun way to dry your hair. Brambo-built six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers control engine power.
Made in Italy, the 2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo will hit showrooms in the coming months. The price will be announced around the on-sale date of the model. At launch, buyers will be able to order a limited-edition version called PrimaSerie Launch Edition, which differs from the standard model with a specific, three-layer paint color called Aquamarina, which was originally created for Masrati’s customization program.