Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder Makes US Debut At The Quail

Maserati showcases a new lineup at Pebble Beach for Monterey Car Week, especially during The Quail, Motorsports Gathering. This prestigious event features the North American debut of the MC20 Cielo spyder.

Maserati’s Global Chief Executive Officer, Davide Grasso, was present for the ceremony along with Maserati Americas CEO, Bill Peffer, and Maserati’s Head of Design, Klaus Busse. In addition to the open-top supercar, the Trident brand also features the all-new MC20 coupe and Grecale SUV, showcasing the marque’s newest vehicle on the market today.

The MC20 Cielo, announced globally in May, is a convertible version of the Maserati MC20 coupe, the first Maserati supercar in more than a decade. Cielo, which means “sky” in Italian, is the second iteration of the MC20 monocoque chassis, which focuses on increasing rigidity, ergo, adding a bit of weight. For the record, the MC20 Cielo is heavier than the coupe by 143 pounds (65 kilograms).

Among the highlights of the MC20 Cielo is the retractable glass roof featuring electrochromic (smart glass) windows. This system enables transformation from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the center screen using Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology.

The MC20 Cielo is powered by the same factory Nettuno V6 in the MC20 coupe. The 3.0-liter powerplant produces 621 horsepower (456 kilowatts) and 538 pound-feet (730 Newton-meters) of traction, sent to the wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The top speed is rated at over 198 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour).

Maserati has not announced details about the availability of the MC20 Cielo in the US. The limited run PrimaSerie Launch Edition was offered at its global debut, with only 60 samples to be produced. This special edition model features exclusive touches like the Acquamarina exterior paint colors you see on cars at Pebble Beach.

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