2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Gets Retractable Glass Roof That Changes From Clear To Fully Opaque

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder – Maserati has unveiled the MC20 Cielo Roadster model of its mid-engined MC20 junior supercar. “Cielo” means sky in Italian”Cielo” means sky in Italian, making it an appropriate name for an engine-driven mid-engine car that, with the click of a button, can store its hardtop beneath the rear deck-lid in 12 seconds. The Webasto clear roof can be changed between opaque and clear at the touch of one’s finger.

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder
2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Review

There have been earlier versions of this kind of roof with a dimmable feature on convertibles such as those of the Mercedes SL and McLaren 720S Spider however, this version can be switched to completely opaque, much like that of the Variable Light Control system on the Porsche Taycan, which has a (non-retractable) the panoramic roof. Maserati claims that the glass panel that is thermally insulated can change its opacity in temperatures between the -22F to the 185F range (-30C up to 85C) and, given the short range of the Sun smashing into the Earth and destroying it, you can think it will be working continuously.

Powertrain

If the roof is pulled back, it can be stored beneath a new decklid that is solid which means that you won’t be able to see what’s underneath the 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 through a transparent window that’s on the MC20 coupe. The trident-shaped vents are echoed on the rear screen of the coupe and making sure motorists in SUVs can clearly see the car’s speed from their high perches The rear deck of the Cielo is able to be branded with a huge graphic of Maserati’s trademark three prongs constructed of matte titanium.

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Redesign
2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Redesign

Changes

You shouldn’t be shocked to find out that the change from Cabrio to coupe has added some pounds to the weight of the MC20. However, Maserati claims that it has reduced the added flab to 143 pounds (65 kg) which gives the Cielo the curb weight of 3,395lbs (1,540 kilograms). Since the Cielo is equipped with the same 621 horsepower (630 PS) 538 lb-ft (730 Nm) and eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the coupe, its performance suffers a drop. However, it’s a small one in that the zero-to-62 speed time is increased from 2.9 minutes to 3.0 seconds, while the time from zero to speeds of 124 speed (200 km/h) increases by four-tenths, to 9.2 seconds. Maserati offers a top speed of “more than” 199 mph (320 km/h) instead of a “more than” 202 mph (325 km/h) it provides for the coupe. However, the only thing that’s not diminished in size is the trunk room. This is a great thing because the 1.77 cubic feet (50 Liters) that are available in the front along with 3.5 cubic feet (100 liters) in the rear make the McLaren GT (20 cu-ft, 560 liters in total) appear like the U-haul.

The Cielo has a variety of upgrades that will be added in the Coupe for the 2023 model year, which includes the Roman numeral alloy wheel, the possibility of carbon rims made of lighter materials which save a total of 66 pounds (30 kg) as well as a normal Alcantara steering wheel which is able to be converted to carbon versions, as well as an option for an electronically adjusted steering column. Additionally, the drive mode dial rotates in the tunnel, which has a touchpad that is digital in the middle. The display displays which of the five options (wet, GT, Sport, Corsa, ESC Off) is selected. One swipe can be tapped to alter the dial’s rotary to allow adjustment of the suspension settings by using this same motion of twisting. A new three-layer light blue Acquamarina paint used in these images is available through Maserati’s Fuoriserie customization program. However, should you see one in the streets in the event that the first Cielos arrive at dealers later in the year it could be thinking of the PrimaSerie launch Edition? A total of 60 cars will be built to showcase the new color, as well as Maserati’s new Roman numeral-inspired MM20 wheel with the gold-colored finish, as well as PrimaSerie badges.

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Review
2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Review

2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Release Date & Price

Prices are TBC however, given that the MC20 coupe is priced at $216,995, we wouldn’t expect any significant change from the $230k price for the Cielo. Would you choose this model over a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet? Drop a comment and tell us.