The MC20 Cielo is the second new Maserati model unveiled this year after the midsize SUV Grecale.
“We’re in acceleration mode,” Maserati CEO Davide Grasso said at the Cielo unveiling at the brand’s factory in Modena.
Maserati will unveil a third new model this year, a redesigned midsize GranTurismo coupe. Launching in 2023, the GranTurismo will also be the first Maserati to offer an all-electric variant.
Fully electric version
The brand confirmed on Wednesday that the MC20 will be offered in an all-electric version, due in 2025, but declined to say whether it would be offered on both the MC20 coupe and Cielo.
The all-electric MC20 will have an 800-volt system to reduce charging times and feature three electric motors – one in the front and one in the rear wheels to provide optimum torque vectoring.
Maserati plans to build six to seven MC20 coupes and Cielos per day, with an annual capacity of 1,300 to 1,500 units. Since the launch of the MC20 in July 2021, Maserati has produced 1,000, of which 700 have been delivered. The rest have been sold but have not yet been delivered, Maserati said.
Maserati commercial director Bernard Loire said the 2022 production of the MC20 is already sold out. The average waiting time is around eight months and the company will protect the price of the car until delivery, even if commodity prices and inflation rise, he said.
The automaker will also protect the price until delivery for the Cielo, Loire said. The company expects the roadster to account for 40-50% of total installed capacity. Maserati says convertibles make up 35% of the global supercar market.
Competitors for the MC20 include the Ferrari 296 GTS and the Lamborghini Huracan, both of which have open-top versions.