The Vehicle Regulation Committee within Maserati S.p.A. couldn't rule out the increased risk of occupant injury in case of a crash, hence recall number 23V-570. In the NHTSA report attached below, Maserati claims that a visual check for sealing presence was introduced in the model's assembly process back on July 3.
Owners will be notified of this oversight by September 24, the day when dealers nationwide will be instructed to inspect for the presence of sealant on the windshield frame mounting stud. If missing, new sealant will be applied. All vehicles were produced for the 2023 model year, and the report below fails to mention how many of them are in customer hands at the moment of writing.
$30,000 more expensive than the already expensive coupe, the convertible variant can easily top $300,000 with a few options. That may seem ludicrous for a V6-powered supercar with less power to its name than the Corvette Z06, which packs 670 ponies from a flat-plane crank V8 of the free-breathing variety.
Speaking of the 'Vette, did you know the MC20 features the very same dual-clutch transaxle as the C8? Its twin-turbocharged V6 has many things in common with Alfa Romeo's twin-turbo sixer and Ferrari's twin-turbo V8, yet Maserati foolishly claims that it's an in-house design. Be that as it may, the cylinder heads are indeed unique to the MC20. From a displacement of 3.0 liters, the force-fed lump is much obliged to belt out 621 horsepower and 538 pound-feet (730 Nm) of torque.
Not bad for something that weighs 3,439 pounds (1,560 kilograms), but it's a bit disappointing when you remember that the entire chassis is made from composites and – of course – carbon fiber. Worse still, the monocoque was developed in conjunction with Dallara, the Italian company that produces the IR18 spec chassis for the teams competing in the IndyCar Series.
The biggest issue with the MC20, however, is that the McLaren Artura V6 plug-in hybrid supercar makes a helluva lot more sense for similar money. The V6 supersport segment further includes the Ferrari 296 series, which kicks off at a little more than $320,000.