The Maserati Alfieri Concept has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show as a proper 2+2 Maserati Sports car with a 4.7 litre V8.
Maserati has a proud history and, even though it makes some very appealing cars once more, it really doesn’t have a proper sports car in its range. But the Maserati Alfieri could change that.
Named after Alfieri Maserati – one of the founders of Maserati – the Alfieri is a beautifully clothed sports car based on a shortened Granturismo MC Stradale chassis taking its inspiration from Maserati’s history but using it not to create a pastiche of the past but a credible view of the future. A trick Jaguar has managed to pull off rather well in recent years.
In fact, you could see the Alfieri as Maserati’s take on the Jaguar F-Type Coupe; a proper 2-door, 2+2 Sports Car with the Grantursimo’s transaxle and 4.7 litre V8, MC Shift automated manual ‘box, carbon ceramic brakes and Brembo callipers.
The wheels on the Alfieri (20″ front, 21″ rear) have integrated decorative spokes that evoke classic 1950s wheels, the interior takes influences from the Maserati 500 GT and features a main central screen with digital instruments and fine leathers that make it look just right. It even has floor finished in a material that imitates oxidised steel – just like 1950s Maseratis
If Maserati are brave the Alfieri could be a replacement for the Granturismo, even though its a proper sports car rather than a Grand Tourer.
Let’s hope so.
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