Maserati returns to the convertible segment after a short break with the topless version MC20 named Cielo. The roadster offers the same twin-turbocharged V6 engine as well carbon fiber the chassis is like its coupe counterpart, but it gets a glass roof panel that slides out.

“Cielo” in Italian means “sky” – this is the appropriate name. Visually the MC20 Cielo is almost identical coupe MC20 from the rockers to the belt line. Importantly, the above: Maserati has equipped the roadster with a glass roof panel that opens or closes at the touch of a button in about 12 seconds. The space it occupies is located behind the cabin, so the engineers had to redesign the deck cover, and the engine is no longer visible through the glass. We were told that the transformation adds to the MC20 only about 143 pounds with a total weight of about 3400 pounds.

Maserati had planned the convertible model from the beginning, so several trade-offs were made during development. Cielo keeps a cool butterfly-style door, and it offers the same amount of space in the cabin and trunk as in the compartment. Folding in a couple of seconds is not the only trick of the roof: it can go from transparent to opaque in seconds thanks to the technology of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC).

Like the coupe, the MC20 Cielo is equipped with an excellent 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 engine from Maserati. The average six-turbocharged six with 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, and it spins the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Maserati cites time from zero to 62 mph in about 3 seconds and a top speed of around 200 mph, which sounds like a quick and fun way to dry your hair. Six-piston front and four-piston rear, built by Brembo brake the calipers support the engine power.

Built-in Italy2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo will enter showrooms in the coming months. Prices will be announced closer to the date of sale of the model. At launch, buyers will be able to order a limited version called PrimaSerie Launch Edition, which differs from the standard model by a special three-layer paint color called Acquamarina, which was originally developed for the Maserati setup program.

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