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2023 Maserati MC20 Cielo spyder confirmed, May 25 reveal

Maserati is officially naming its upcoming MC20 convertible the MC20 Cielo, which is Italian for sky. It'll be revealed on May 25, 2022.

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Maserati has officially revealed the name of the upcoming convertible version of its MC20 supercar ahead of its May 25 global reveal.

It has been dubbed the MC20 Cielo – MC stands for Maserati Corse, 20 refers to the year 2020 when Maserati’s new era began, and Cielo is Italian for sky.

Maserati hinted at this Cielo name when it showed off a camouflaged prototype with a blue sky and white clouds all over it.

The Italian automaker is continuing with the cloud and sky themes in teaser content that says the MC20 Cielo reveals “new horizons” and goes “beyond the sky”.

We haven’t seen any photos of a production-ready MC20 Cielo yet, but it isn’t expected to be drastically different design-wise to the blue-and-white camouflaged prototype.

As previously noted, there appears to be a duct running from the top of the windscreen towards the engine bay, and there also seems to be hump on the rear deck.

The company still hasn’t revealed much about the MC20 Cielo, except saying it’ll be built in Modena and its body is made entirely of carbon-fibre and composite materials, just like the fixed-roof model.

It’s unclear if the convertible roof will be electronically folding, or if it’ll be targa-top style removable roof.

Under the skin, the MC20 Cielo should share all of its drivetrain components with the existing MC20 coupe.

Currently, the MC20 coupe is only available with a 3.0-litre Nettuno twin-turbo V6 engine producing 470kW of power and 730Nm of torque.

This is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent to the rear wheels exclusively. The MC20 coupe is capable of doing a 0-100km/h sprint in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 325km/h.

Given the need for extra bracing, the MC20 Cielo will likely weigh a little more than the coupe, which tips the scales at 1500kg. It’ll most likely be a little slower as well due to the extra weight.

In the not-too-distant future a pure electric drivetrain will join the MC20 range too.

Maserati recently announced it’s going all-electric by 2030 and will have at least one pure electric variant for every model in its lineup by 2025.

This electric vehicle (EV) push is starting with the new GranTurismo Folgore, which was recently shown off in prototype form. It’ll also be supplemented by the Grecale Folgore SUV.

The Italian automaker will also launch all-new generations of the Quattroporte sedan and Levante SUV, and will both be available electric drivetrains.

Maserati is far from the first marque with the vast Stellantis brand portfolio to announce a cut-off date for sales for combustion-powered vehicles.

Abarth, DS and Lancia will become EV-only in 2024, Alfa Romeo will ditch iCE in 2027, and outside of China Opel/Vauxhall will only sell EVs by 2028.

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Jack Quick is an emerging automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jack recently graduated from Deakin University and has previously competed in dance nationally. In his spare time, Jack likes to listen to hyperpop and play Forza Horizon.

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