Do you think the Maserati MC20 looks better as a convertible?
After 15 years, Maserati is finally building a new supercar. A successor to the MC12, the Maserati MC20 marks the start of a new era for the Italian automaker. So far, Maserati has only unveiled a coupe version of the MC20, but the automaker has already confirmed a convertible version is coming.
This isn't surprising considering that Maserati also sells a topless version of the GranTurismo. We're probably going to have to wait a long time for the Maserati MC20 to break cover, but thanks to this render design by artist Aksyonov Nikita, we can get a good feel on what it will look like.
With the roof down, the Maserati MC20 looks even more stunning in our eyes. The artist has also added a pair of buttresses behind the seats. Sadly, we don't get to see what the topless MC20 looks like from the side profile, as the artist has only rendered the front and rear of the car.
While it arguably looks more eye-pleasing, the convertible version of Maserati's new halo supercar will inevitably be carrying some extra weight. Like the coupe, the Maserati MC20 convertible will be powered by a mid-mounted 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 producing 621 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In the coupe, 0-62 mph takes less than 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph is achieved in 8.8 seconds before the MC20 maxes out at 202 mph. Don't be surprised if the heavier convertible is a few tenths of a second slower.
A fully electric version of the MC20 will launch in a few years, but Maserati hasn't confirmed if the convertible version will get the electric treatment. Pricing for the Maserati MC20 starts at $210,000, but the convertible version will no doubt have an even higher price tag. Maserati hasn't confirmed when the MC20 will go topless, but we would expect the convertible version to debut around a year after the coupe.