Maserati has formally revealed the identify of the upcoming convertible model of its MC20 supercar forward of its Might 25 international reveal.
It has been dubbed the MC20 Cielo – MC stands for Maserati Corse, 20 refers back to the yr 2020 when Maserati’s new period started, and Cielo is Italian for sky.
Maserati hinted at this Cielo identify when it confirmed off a camouflaged prototype with a blue sky and white clouds throughout it.
The Italian automaker is constant with the cloud and sky themes in teaser content material that claims the MC20 Cielo reveals “new horizons” and goes “past the sky”.
We haven’t seen any images of a production-ready MC20 Cielo but, nevertheless it isn’t anticipated to be drastically totally different design-wise to the blue-and-white camouflaged prototype.
As beforehand famous, there seems to be a duct operating from the highest of the windscreen in direction of the engine bay, and there additionally appears to be hump on the rear deck.
The corporate nonetheless hasn’t revealed a lot concerning the MC20 Cielo, besides saying it’ll be inbuilt Modena and its physique is made solely of carbon-fibre and composite supplies, similar to the fixed-roof mannequin.
It’s unclear if the convertible roof can be electronically folding, or if it’ll be targa-top type detachable roof.
Beneath the pores and skin, the MC20 Cielo ought to share all of its drivetrain parts with the prevailing MC20 coupe.
At present, the MC20 coupe is simply obtainable with a 3.0-litre Nettuno twin-turbo V6 engine producing 470kW of energy and 730Nm of torque.
That is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive despatched to the rear wheels solely. The MC20 coupe is able to doing a 0-100km/h dash in 2.9 seconds and has a high pace of over 325km/h.
Given the necessity for additional bracing, the MC20 Cielo will seemingly weigh just a little greater than the coupe, which suggestions the scales at 1500kg. It’ll more than likely be just a little slower as nicely as a result of additional weight.
Within the not-too-distant future a pure electrical drivetrain will be part of the MC20 vary too.
Maserati just lately introduced it’s going all-electric by 2030 and can have at the very least one pure electrical variant for each mannequin in its lineup by 2025.
Maserati is much from the primary marque with the huge Stellantis model portfolio to announce a deadline for gross sales for combustion-powered autos.