The flickering of the stops on some models forced the Trident car manufacturer to start the return procedure for the necessary repairs
Problem with stoplights for Maserati MC20 which in the United States had to deal with a flickering problem that forced the Trident car manufacturer to initiate a recall. There are 56 examples of the Italian super sports car to be affected by the problem, with the annoying flashing that is caused as soon as you press your foot on the brake which could be a source of distraction and above all confusion for the cars that follow, as claimed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the American road safety authority.
The malfunction was first noticed in February, during the testing of some specimens, with Maserati later encountering the same problem on other cars as well. At that point an internal investigation was launched to try to trace the problem, carrying on the discussion also with the suppliers of the components involved. The Trident thus determined that the MC20s that could potentially experience this problem are those equipped with a printed circuit equipped with an alternative Mosfet transistor, which tends to flicker under braking conditions. At that point, it was easy to trace the supercars produced with that component, with the affected models having rolled off the assembly lines between November 5, 2021, and February 8, 2022. The recall will start on June 3, with Maserati North America will contact the owner directly, inspecting the vehicle and replacing the rear lights where necessary. All repairs will be carried out free of charge and those who have already independently resolved the problem will be reimbursed.
This car has a twin-turbo V6 engine that has a lot in common with the Ferrari F154 engine and the Alfa Romeo 690T. Baptized with the Italianized name of Neptune, the 90-degree V6 features both port sides, direct injection, and turbulent jet ignition. The latter is a Formula 1 proven Mahle technology, a pre-chamber combustion system, designed to fire jets of flame into the main charge, igniting it. In combination with the double candles, the advantage is obvious.
More specifically, it allows the ignition of the air-fuel mixture, at several points, for better combustion. Maserati cites a respectable output of 630 and 730 nm (538 foot-pounds) of torque, enough for 2.9 seconds at 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) and a top speed of over 325 kilometers per hour (202 miles per hour). Last but certainly not least, the Maserati MC20 features the same dual-clutch box as the Corvette C8. For those interested, the price of the basic model is 230 thousand euros!