Maserati is readying its flagship MC20 sportscar's convertible version for a global debut in the coming months. Its first completed prototype has starred in an official photo shoot, ahead of on-road testing getting underway. The light camouflage and production-ready styling suggest it is nearly ready for reveal, now that the hardtop car is open for orders.
- MC20 convertible will be slightly heavier than the hardtop variant
- Will be powered by the same engine as the coupe
- 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 develops 630hp and 730Nm
The MC20 convertible wears a bold new livery that's styled like clouds. It will be Maserati's first convertible since the GranCabrio bowed out in 2020, and the first mid-engined roadster since production of the MC12 supercar ended in 2005. There are no shots of the rear, but this prototype's silhouette suggests it will feature a folding hardtop rather than fabric – similar to its Ferrari F8 Spider rival.
Apart from that, it is expected to be technically and stylistically identical to the coupé. This means it will take its power from a 621hp mid-mounted, twin-turbo V6 that revs to 7,500rpm and will take it from 0-100kph in around 3.0sec; the convertible should closely match the coupé's top speed. A folding hard top will likely bump the MC20's kerb weight up slightly. For reference, the similarly conceived Ferrari F8 Spider weighs 70kg more than its coupé sibling.
Maserati has yet to confirm a reveal date for the convertible, but it recently pushed back the launch of its new Grecale SUV to spring, due to the semiconductor crisis. Expect the drop-top MC20 to follow close behind.
While the MC20 Coupe is expected to come to India sometime in 2022; we expect the convertible to follow suit in future.
What are your first impressions from this prototype of the MC20 convertible? Let us know in the comments below.
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