It’s only been a little over a year since Maserati unveiled the MC20 flagship, but the Italian carmaker is now already prepping to launch a convertible variant of the supercar – and lucky for us, they’ve also released a set of images to tease us of what’s to come.
Maserati wrapped an early test prototype unit in a cloud-themed camouflage for the photoshoot in Modena. Why clouds, you ask? Well, “after all, it is a convertible,” says Maserati in the brief press release.
As expected, the upcoming Maserati MC20 Convertible shares most of the coupe’s design elements – or at first glance, at least. The Italian carmaker did not provide any shots from the rear of the car, but even from a semi-top-down shot, we can already detect some mild differences in styling, namely the A pillars and roofline of the car.
Maserati says that the body is still made from carbon fibre composite, and based on the photos, we’re guessing that it’ll also come with a hard-top instead of a fabric roof, just like its Ferrari F8 Spider rival.
The new roof and its associated folding mechanism will undoubtedly add some extra pounds to its kerb weight. For context, the Ferrari F8 Spider added an extra 70 kg compared to the coupe, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the MC20’s mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 “Nettuno” engine that packs 630 hp and 730 Nm of torque.
Following the coupe and convertible variants, Maserati will also further expand the MC20 range with the addition of a fully electric version, in line with Maserati’s electrification strategy. There are no concrete launch dates for the MC20 convertible just yet, but it shouldn’t be too much of a wait from now.