Maserati has introduced the MC20 Cielo Spyder to the Malaysian market, adding an open-top variant to its lineup. The MC20 Cielo Spyder made its global debut in 2022, following the launch of the MC20 supercar in 2020. The name ‘Cielo’ translates to ‘sky’ in Italian, emphasising the design’s focus on offering a connection to the elements. MC stands for Maserati Corse (‘Racing’); 20 refers to 2020, the year that began the brand’s new era.
One of the standout features of the MC20 Cielo Spyder is its powered roof mechanism, allowing the driver to fold the roof into a storage area at the rear in 12 seconds. The roof is designed to offer best-in-class thermal insulation.
The open-top experience is further enhanced by electrochromic ‘smart glass’ technology. With the press of a button, this glass can transition from opaque to clear or vice versa. This technology, known as Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC), is used in the sunroof to provide versatile transparency control using electrical charges. It’s commonly found in high-end vehicles for sunroof and rearview mirror applications.
For audiophiles, the MC20 Cielo Spyder offers an optional High Premium Sonus Faber audio system, optimised for the spyder’s cabin, which can be open at times. The 12 speakers are strategically positioned to deliver exceptional sound quality.
Much like the MC20 supercar, the MC20 Cielo Spyder underwent extensive wind tunnel testing to refine its minimalist design and optimise aerodynamic efficiency. The car features butterfly doors, which open upwards to facilitate ease of entry and exit, even with the car’s low floor.
Under the hood, the MC20 Cielo Spyder boasts the Maserati-patented 90-degree V6 Nettuno twin-turbo petrol engine with the Twin Combustion Chamber. This innovative approach, borrowed from Formula 1, enhances combustion efficiency with a pre-combustion chamber equipped with twin spark plugs. Although supplied by Ferrari, the engine has been further developed by Maserati’s engineers and manufactured in-house.
The 3.0-litre engine produces 630bhp and 730Nm of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both the MC20 and the MC20 Cielo Spyder utilise a carbon-fibre monocoque tub with a lightweight carbon-fibre and aluminium body shell. This platform is designed to be adaptable for future electrification without requiring substantial structural modifications.
There are several more Active Safety Systems. In addition to the parking sensors, rear-view camera, and blind spot monitoring that have been standard on the MC20 since the MY22, the new spyder adds a new 360° camera, automated emergency braking, and traffic sign information.
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 Maserati MC20 Cielo is priced from RM1,228,000.00 before local duties and taxes, customisation options, and insurance. The price includes 3 years of Standard Warranty coverage with no mileage restriction plus a Free maintenance program of 3 years/60,000km whichever comes first (Inclusive of *Maserati Premium Service Plus of 3 Years /60,000km).