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The all-new Maserati MC20 is a one-of-a-kind spyder, it’s billed as an open-top supercar that doesn’t sacrifice any of the performance of the coupé. Maserati says that driving the MC20 Cielo opens up new horizons, like diving into a new holistic dimension. The spirit of the super sports car takes on a new form with this new Maserati - having been shaped in a wind tunnel means there are clean lines that open up to become one with the clouds and the stars. The MC20 and MC20 Cielo are twins albeit with two different souls: two distinct models, both unique yet united by the Italian racing spirit, audacity and performance of genuine sports cars.

When you have an open top car, the opening of the roof needs to be a smooth and efficient process, and in this Maserati MC20 Cielo from the time you press the button to action the roof, to the time the roof is fully open is a mere 12-seconds. That’s pretty quick, especially when it’s silent too. With the weird weather, UV rays and the like, opening the top is not always an option, and so this is where a feature in the new MC20 comes into play, a press of a button (another one) and the roof goes from opaque to clear. So it’s also a closed-open-top car. “Innovation, the guiding spirit at Maserati: state-of-the-art Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology lets you look up at the stars even when the top is on. It only takes a moment for the roof to become clear, at virtually any temperature, while the sound insulation keeps you cradled in the greatest comfort there is.” informs Maserati.

This Maserati MC20 Cielo also has rather special paintwork, it is available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme and is described as a 3-layer paint based on a racing-inspired grey, with an iridescent mica in aquamarine. Making the connection between the spyder’s elegance and its sporty soul, the limited edition PrimaSerie Launch Edition has some exclusive features like Acquamarina bodywork, a cool ice-coloured interior as well as a few golden details. The bodywork that features the special paint has some amazing lines to it, these refined aerodynamics were researched in a wind tunnel, and at first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking access to the car is via a conventional door, but instead the MC20 features scissor-style doors that open out and up.

A car that has the style, opulence and technology like the Maserati MC20 Cielo needs to have the go to match that show, otherwise it’s all for nothing. It’s with that in mind that we find the all-new, 100% Maserati-built Nettuno engine created using Formula 1 technology. It’s a 90-degree V6 with twin-turbocharging that produces a massive 470 kW (630 hp) with 730 Nm of torque, which is 210 hp/litre and an amazing output for the compact capacity. 

Take a look at the YouTube video that showcases the latest super hot Italian open top car to hit the market: The new Maserati MC20 Cielo
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