We tend to forget about the subtleties of driving, including the environment around us. We often miss the sounds, sights and roads that filter through our hands. Maserati MC20 Cielo embraces the sky as the convertible sister of the MC20 coupé. The MC20 Cielo Spyder is the latest addition to the Maserati line-up. It’s arguably the MC20 you should buy due to the extra level of involvement. The MC20 Cielo Spyder looks great and has carbon-fibre fly buttresses. It also retains the butterfly doors from the coupe. The shape has a natural organic look and the purity you would expect from an Italian convertible supercar. There is a carbon fibre roof and exotic underpinnings, but the Cielo has a new glass roof that is not the norm. The roof is not a soft top, nor is it a metal one. It is made of a glass that is 615 mm in width and 909 mm in length. This has a surface area greater than half a metre.
The MC20 Cielo has the only retractable glass roof standard in its class. You can operate the roof by pressing a central touchscreen button.
One more touch of the other button will change the glass to clear or opaque. Advanced Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology makes it possible for the change of transparency to take place in an instant; it works at virtually all temperatures, from -30°C to +85°C.
Acquamarina – a new colour – is also available through the Maserati Fuoriserie customization programme. Cielo, top down or up is gorgeous.
Of course, with top-down, you can hear the 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo, ‘Nettuno’ engine more. The V6 may not have the sound of a V8 with a barrel chest, but it has the energy of an Italian supercar.
Like most modern cars, the MC20 Cielo now has digital controls. A new drive mode selection screen shows the selected drive mode by the driver. Also, it displays suspension calibration management as well as ESC Off.
Maserati MC20 Cielo comes with five different driving modes. These are WET, CORSA, SPORT and GT. Each mode is distinguished by color: WET, GT, SPORT and CORSA are all orange.
New additions to the range include Active Safety Systems as well as parking sensors, rear-view cameras and blind spot monitors.
Although the boot is small, it’s not an issue ergonomically.
The MC20 Cielo Spyder is a stunning drop-top supercar that will make you stand out. You can now also enjoy the powertrain. This is a fun Italian recipe that costs more than $250,000.