Maserati has officially whipped the wraps — and the top — of the MC20, with the Italian firm finally revealing the MC20 Cielo. 

Billed as a first-of-its-kind spyder, the open-top super sports car is, like its coupé sibling, endowed with the Modena-based luxury and sports car manufacturer’s “revolutionary” V6 Nettuno engine. The 3.0-litre petrol powertrain produces 463 kW and 730 Nm of torque.

Maserati says the MC20 Cielo offers a perfect mix of sportiness and luxury, courtesy of an “innovative” retractable glass roof. “The new spyder acts as a meeting point between Maserati audacity and the infinite sky, featuring a special ‘sky feeling’,” said the carmaker. 

The “state-of-the-art” electrochromic item can be “transformed” from transparent to opaque, thanks to polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology. The roof opens and closes in 12 seconds. Maserati says the drop-top version weighs “just” 65 kg more than the MC20 coupé. 

The model seen here is dressed in Acquamarina, a three-layer metallic hue available from Maserati’s Fuoriserie customisation programme. The automaker says this hue interacts with light and reveals itself in a “surprising” way. 

Inside, the MC20 Cielo is equipped with the company’s ‘Intelligent Assistant’ multimedia set-up. The sound system has been “specifically optimised” to fit the spyder derivative’s “unique” acoustics. The set-up features 12 speakers. A Sonus faber sound system is available as an option. 

The MC20 Cielo features a host of active safety systems. Further safety items include a 360-degree camera set-up, a rear-view camera (supplemented by park distance sensors) and blind-spot monitoring.