Naza Italia has officially launched the first Maserati Spyder MC20 Cielo in Malaysia, which is essentially a topless version of the MC20.
For those who didn’t know, MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’) while the number ’20’ refers to 2020, the year that began the brand’s new era. The word Cielo which means ‘sky’ on the other hand, highlights the fact that it is a convertible.
Powered by the turbocharged V6 Nettuno engine producing 630hp and 730Nm of torque, the rear-wheel driven, rear mid-engined Cielo comes with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission that allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.0 seconds and hit a top speed of over 320km/h. The car is also able to sprint from 0 to 200km/h in 9.2 seconds.
The model is equipped with a state-of-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) window that can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, courtesy of Advanced Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. The roof is also the best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation and its speed of opening and closing in just 12 seconds.
Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and produced at the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti, the spyder is 100% made in Italy and 100% made in Modena, as is the coupé version.
The Cielo weighs just 65 kg more than the coupé, made possible by meticulous, precise work during the stages of the car’s design. As well as its outstanding weight-to-power ratio, the carbon fibre chassis (the same for all three configurations to come: coupé, spyder and the future electric version) also guarantees uncompromising torsional rigidity, offering a combination of extraordinary handling on the road and on the track.
Everything remains functional in the new model too, including the butterfly doors that provide much easier access into and out of the cabin, while showing off the carbon fibre cockpit and the completely unmasked front wheel.
That being said, the MC20 Cielo’s launch version features a new three-layer metallic colour known as Acquamarina, available as part of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme. A colour that interacts with light, revealing itself in a surprising way.
The base is a pastel grey inspired by racing, reminiscent of the MC20’s sporty DNA, accompanied by an iridescent aquamarine mica that enlivens the hue and makes it exceptional.
The new model also adds a wide range of Active Safety Systems. As well as the parking sensors, rear-view camera and blind spot monitoring included in the MC20 since the MY22, the new spyder introduces autonomous emergency brake, traffic sign information and a new 360° camera.
The MC20 Cielo is equipped with an optional High Premium Sonus Faber audio system as well. The EISA award-winning in-vehicle audio system has been specifically optimised to fit the unique acoustic and positioning needs of the spyder’s cabin, situating the system’s 12 speakers to result in the Natural Sound that distinguishes Sonus Faber audio systems.
Finally, the in-car experience is managed from the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, and from Maserati Connect.
The Maserati MC20 Cielo is priced from RM 1,228,000.00 before local duties and taxes, customization options, and insurance. The price includes 3 years of Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a Free maintenance program of 3 years/ 60,000 km whichever comes first (Inclusive of Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 Years /60,000 km).