Oh look, Maserati is readying an MC20 Cabrio drop-top supercar

Hey there, welcome to 2022. New to supercars, are you? Well below’s a truism to get you started: suppliers invest many hrs and squillions of R&D cents making their supercars as light as well as tight as they can beneficially escape … after that buyers firmly insist all of that maths is compromised so they can obtain a 200mph suntan. Exchangeable supercars never go out of style.

Right here is just one of your new sunseekers for 2022: the Maserati MC20 Cabrio. These official ‘spy shots’ sneak peek the brand-new drop-top Maserati front runner, which is expected to feature a folding hard-top roof comparable in operation to the similarity the Ferrari F8 Spider and also numerous roofless McLarens.

Because the MC20 is based on a carbon fiber bathtub, however, it ought not to need half an orchard of tree trunks bolting below it to keep it rigid when the roofing system comes off. Ferrari’s aluminium F8 Crawler puts on 70kg when it’s de-topped, yet a McLaren 720S Spider is only 40kg much heavier than the sports car, thanks to the carbon chassis.

For now, the only MC20 powertrain option is the small 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 good for 621bhp. Driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission, it already punts the hard-top to 62mph in concerning 3 secs and peaks at 203mph, which seems like plenty for the hairstyle-erasing version below.

Maserati is still plotting an all-electric version of the MC20 too, if you ‘d like to be closer to nature without drowning it out with V6 noise.

Rate? Unless you found ₤ 200,000 in among your Christmas cards, we might hold fire on the order form.