Masrati Has officially released the drop-top version of its stunning MC20 Supercar, called MC20 Heaven.
The Maserati MC20 Cielo is made of the same body made of carbon-fiber and composite material as the fixed-roof model, but has an electrically-retractable glass roof.
This glass roof can open and close in 12 seconds and has an electrochromic function that allows it to be transparent to opaque at the push of a button. The BMW iX has the same functionality as the fixed panoramic glass sunroof.
The Maserati MC20 Cielo weighs 1540kg, which is 65kg more than its coupe partner.
The Italian automaker claims that despite the slight weight gain, the car still “maintains the dynamic performance and driving pleasure of the coupe version”.
The same mount is mounted under the bonnet 3.0-liter ‘Neptune’ twin-turbo V6 engine Production 470kW Of power and 700Nm For torque it is combined with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with only the rear-wheel drive drive.
Maserati claims that the MC20 Cielo can sprint 0-100km / h in about 3.0 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds slower than the coupe model, and has a top speed of 320km / h.
On the outside, the MC20 Cielo Coupe holds the butterfly doors that open slightly upwards. This makes it easy to get in and out of the cabin.
Everything else about the design of the MC20 Cielo has a lot in common with the regular MC20 and the modified air intake and hatch that hides the retractable glass roof.
Because of this hatch you won’t see a mid-mounted engine like the regular coupe version of the MC20.
A new Acquamarina exterior paint color ‘Maserati Fuoriserie’ is available on the MC20 Cielo as part of the customization program, as well as the new alloy wheel design.
Masrati says carbon fiber wheels will also be available, which apparently saves 30kg compared to the regular MC20 Cielo.
Inside the design is a lot like the MC20 coupe. There are two 10.25-inch screens, a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system.
In addition to the new touch-sensitive drive mode selector, the transmission tunnel has virtually no buttons or toggles, two buttons for gear, window control, and infotainment volume control. There is also a wireless phone charger.
Like the 2023 Model Year Masrati MC20 coupe, the steering wheel has a standard Alcantara steering wheel with a new control lever, new button to turn on the lights and a blue engine start button.
Another new feature available as the MC20 Cielo standard is an electrically adjustable steering system, available as an alternative to the coupe model.
Like the MC20 coupe, the MC20 Cielo gets a 12-speaker Sonus faber premium sound system. It can detect whether the roof is open or closed, and can automatically adjust the level of noise and noise.
The Maserati MC20 Cielo offers five drive modes – Wet, GT, Sport, Corse and ESC Off. These can be selected via the new touch-sensitive drive mode selector and they adjust the engine boost, pedal sensitivity, active exhaust valve, gear shift setting, suspension and traction control settings.
The MC20 Cielo features a double-wishbone suspension system with an active shock absorber. All suspension components are made of forged aluminum for optimal weight saving.
As an alternative, the MC20 Cielo has a vehicle height variator that helps the MC20 Cielo move at lower speeds for more ground clearance. This system operates at speeds up to 40 km / h.
The Maserati MC20 Cielo PrimaSeries will also be available in the launch version, which will be limited to 60 models worldwide and will feature exclusive paint, wheels, badges and interior furnishings.
At this stage it is not clear when the Maserati MC20 Cielo is coming to Australia. We have contacted the local distributor of Maserati and we will update this article once we hear.
There is no word yet on pricing, but the MC20 Cielo will be priced higher than the MC20 coupe, starting at $ 438,000 before on-road costs and options.
As previously detailed, Maserati has confirmed that there will be an all-electric version of the MC20 that will be released “in the future”.
Maserati has already promised to be all-electric by 2030, and by 2025, every model it offers will have at least one pure electric form.
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