Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Looks Glorious During North American Debut
Maserati introduced the MC20 Cielo Spyder earlier this year and the model recently celebrated its North American debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
Named after the Italian word for sky, the MC20 Cielo Spyder is a glorious two-seat roadster that features a retractable glass roof which opens and closes in just 12 seconds.
Besides giving the model a coupe-like appearance, the roof has an electrochromic glass window that transitions from clear to opaque at the touch of a button thanks to Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal technology. That isn’t the only party trick as the roof doesn’t have any impact on the car’s cargo capacity.
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Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a matching 10.25-inch infotainment system. They’re joined by an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with Start and Launch Control buttons as well as dark aluminum or carbon fiber paddle shifters. Other highlights include matte carbon fiber trim, a wireless smartphone charger, and a digital drive mode selector with GT, Sport, Corsa, Wet, and ESC Off settings.
Like the coupe, the MC20 Cielo Spyder rides on a carbon fiber monocoque and features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 engine. It develops an impressive 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 538 lb-ft (729 Nm) of torque.
The engine is paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in approximately three seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 199 mph (320 km/h). Furthermore, since the roadster only weighs 143 lbs (65 kg) more than the coupe, Maserati says the Cielo Spyder “maintains the dynamic performance and driving pleasure” of the standard model.