Maserati wowed the environment when it showed us its MC20 junior supercar about two many years back. It has now lopped the top off to existing the Maserati MC20 Cielo. The name, in situation you ended up wondering, stands for: MC for Maserati Corse (racing) 20 refers to 2020, the 12 months that commenced the brand’s new era and Cielo indicates ‘sky’ in Italian. Lovers of the Italian marque may well be fascinated to study that the car or truck will be heading to SA in 2023.
The Cielo is the 2nd iteration of the MC20, soon after the coupe. In addition to these two petrol-run versions an all-electric variant will be included to the family members in because of system. Simply click listed here to read through about the MC20 Coupe.
The most noticeable variation amongst the coupe and the Maserati MC20 Cielo is the roof. The newer version is geared up with a state-of-the-artwork electrochromic (good glass) window that can quickly be reworked from clear to opaque at the touch of a button.
For the full ‘sun-tan and wind-in-hair’ fall-leading effect the Cielo’s roof can also be folded away into the rear deck. The rear part opens and closes in just 12 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h to property the glass roof. Regretably, when stowed, the roof sits beneath a panel that obscures the common check out of the mid-mounted engine. Speaking of which…
V6 Electrical power
The Maserati MC20 Cielo does not differ from the preset top variation in conditions of its mechanicals. The engine, dubbed Nettuno, is a twin-turbocharged V6 unit. It provides 464 kW of ability with 730 N.m of torque. Power is despatched completely to the rear axle by an 8-velocity dual-clutch transmission.
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For the reason that the MC20 is designed close to a carbon-fibre tub, there is not a great deal have to have for added bracing. As a outcome, the Cielo weighs just 65 kg far more than the coupe. As a consequence the effectiveness is only afflicted to a slight diploma. Maserati says the sunseeker can dash from -100 km/h in 3, seconds, which is 1/10th slower, and it has a fractionally decrease top speed, quoted as “over 320 km/h” as opposed to “over 325 km/h”.