Building upon the already striking MC20, the MC20 Cielo – “Cielo” is Italian for “sky” is true to its name. It’s occupants get a full view of the sky whether the roof is up or down. That’s because the car’s automated roof is made from glass, specifically electrochromic glass which means the level of transparency can be changed in an instant.
MC20 Cielo – Things We Like
- The Carbon Fibre Chassis
- The butterfly doors which allow easy ingress and egress
- Refined aerodynamics
- Adjustable Suspension
- Vehicle Height Variator as an optional extra
MC20 Cielo – Things We Dislike
- The front wing lacks the three air vents that served as a signature feature of Maserati
- Minimalistic rather plain interior
- High Price Point – Might Drain Your Pockets
MC20 Cielo – Must Know Details
The interiors are upholstered in ice-coloured Alcantara and leather, embellished with specific contrasting stitching in aquamarine on both the dashboard and the “PrimaSerie” wording on the headrest. Maserati MC20 Cielo conveys emotions with its elegant yet sporty line, and leaves the role of pure functionality to the interior. Everything is highly streamlined, almost minimalist, with two 10-inch screens, one for the cockpit and the other, the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA) in a central position, slanted slightly towards the driver.
The Nettuno engine
The engine is the same revolutionary Nettuno that debuted in the coupé version. Nettuno is the result of a genuine technological revolution, protected by international patents. The soul of the engine is the innovative pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin spark plugs. This technology is derived from Formula 1 and is now available for the first time on an engine destined for the road.
- Engine – twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
- Power – 621 HP at 7500 RPM
- Torque – 538 lb-ft at 3000 RPM
- Transmission – 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
- Wheelbase – 106.3 in
- 60 mph – 3.4 secs
- 100 mph – 6.7 secs
- Top Speed – 201 mph
MC20 Cielo – Competitors
The Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder is one of MC20 Cielo’s main rivals and a possible alternative.
MC20 Cielo – Our Verdict
Performance and comfort: the dual souls of Maserati, harking back to the brand’s racing roots and its iconic GranTurismo spirit. These features are now taken to a new level in terms of performance and driving pleasure in the great outdoors. A “first of its kind” and best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation, of opening and closing speed (just 12 seconds), and of how it epitomises the best in technology, the MC20 Cielo is an absolute wonder to us.