The sky’s the limit for Maserati’s new Cielo drop top

Maserati has dropped the curtain on the Spyder variant of the already jaw dropping MC20, with the new model to be known as the Cielo. It’s a reference to the Italian word for sky, or the heavens.

To make the Spyder really stand out, Maserati have given this piece of fine art a retractable glass roof and if that was not enough, they went and added Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal Technology to it.

And if you’re wondering what that is, it basically gives the glass in the roof the ability to become clear or opaque at the click of a button. The roof also comes with thermal insulation and an opening and closing time of just twelve seconds, at speeds up to 50km/h.

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With seven exterior colours to choose from, including a very special launch edition or “prima Serie” edition colour called “Aquamarina”, along with six wheel options, it will be easy to make the Cielo your own.

Callipers also come with seven colour options to choose from and there are nine interior colour configurations. The interior comes kitted out with carbon fibre everywhere possible, while you can option the exterior with a carbon fibre package as well.

Once spec’d out, you can choose from an absolute storm of accessories for the car itself, which included an option for a Master Maserati driving experience.

The storage and interior space of the Spyder remain unchanged from a hardtop MC20, even with the addition of the folding glass roof. Likewise, the power to weight ratio hasn’t changed either.

This means your Ceilo will fly you from 0-100km/h in around 3.0 seconds flat and reach a top speed of over 320km/h. The engine is a twin side turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder with an electronic waste gate that revs out to 8000rpm.

While local pricing and availability is not yet known, given the coupe version begins at around $438k without any options applied, we estimate the Cielo will sit somewhere in the higher half of the $400’s for a starting price.

That puts it up against the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari. We’ll bring you more details as they come to hand.

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