Maserati is about to enter a new chapter and the MC20 marks this occasion | Source: Maserati

New Maserati MC20 Convertible to be Revealed in 2022

By far one of the best cars I’ve ever driven.

David Beckham on the Maserati MC20

Former football superstar David Beckham offered high praise of the new Maserati MC20. And as deliveries have commenced for the Italian supercar, Maserati has announced a new convertible is due to be revealed in 2022.

This is Maserati’s first modern mid-engine super sportscar, designed internally at Centro Stile Maserati in Turin and built at the marque’s historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant in downtown Modena – home of Maserati since 1940. And it’s a big deal. Maserati hasn’t produced a mid-engined roadster with a trident badge, since the 2005 MC12 Roadster. 

The first images revealed of the luxury car manufacturers’ Instagram display the sports car in a blue sky-coloured prototype camouflage wrapping with a hardtop roof. Maserati mentions the body of the MC20 is made from carbon fibre alongside other composite materials suggesting the top will either feature an electric retractable hard-top roof or a removable panel that will be manually installed.

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Aside from the roof, first appearances aren’t too different from the already released coupe. The two-seaters share overall proportions, front fascia, and side air inlets and although the prototype wrap hides its true aesthetics, we can expect an almost identical design.

Under the hood, we can expect the Maserati MC20 convertible to be identical to the MC20 coupe. It will likely be powered by Maseratis all-new mid-mounted 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that comes with F1-derived pre-chamber combustion technology. The modern engine will pair with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission sent to the rear wheels only.

It should therefore produce the same powerful 621 hp sending the car from 0-100km/h in under 2.9 seconds although the top speed of around 325km/h may suffer due to the added weight of the convertible roof.

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The MC20 features a pair of 10.3-inch screens, one for the digital instrument cluster and the other centrally located for infotainment. The racing-style steering wheel is styled with two buttons – ignition on the left and launch control on the right.

The interior is mostly styled in carbon-fibre trim throughout with striking metals details such as pedals and buttons. The Maserati MC20 also comes with handy modern inclusions like a digital rearview mirror and wireless charging for portable devices.

The Maserati MC20 convertible could undergo a name change becoming the MC20 Spider, but that’s unlikely to be announced before the expected debut sometime this year. Furthermore, a fully electric powertrain version will launch as the next iteration of the MC20, although no dates have been released thus far.

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