/Geneva 2014: Maserati Alfieri Concept

Geneva 2014: Maserati Alfieri Concept

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Maserati wasted no time unveiling their stunning new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show after the first shots of the car leaked online. The Maserati Alfieri concept is a 2+2 concept named after the most prominent of Maserati brothers, harking back to the glorious A6 GCS-53 of 1954, and showing the way forward for the future of the brand.

The Alfieri, as it was suspected, is a proper rival for the Porsche 911, and the new flock of luxury sports cars like the Jaguar F-Type and the upcoming Mercedes SLC. Contrary to the rumors though, it is not powered by a Ferrari California’s turbo engine, but rather Maser’s own naturally-aspirated 4.7 liter V8.

Maserati Alfieri is based on the chassis and underpinnings of the Gran Turismo MC, but it has a 24 centimeter shorter wheelbase. That makes it more compact and more agile. The 460 horsepower V8 engine with a Ferrari block is connected to a six-speed, electro-actuated gearbox (MC Shift), which will probably be the weakest link in this mix. Still, driving pleasure oozes off such specs.


The best thing about this rear-drive exotic sports car though is the way it looks. Maserati has been very busy with sedans and SUVs this past few years. But with the Alfieri they show that they haven’t lost their touch. Apart from boasting sensual curves and elegant lines all over its body, Maserati Alfieri also features decorative spokes of the forged wheels, brake callipers, grille, iconic triple air ducts, rear diffuser and the provocative brow of the exhaust tail pipes all finished in Maserati Blue.

The interior features a more modern and minimalistic approach to design, with a TFT displays inspired by modern photographic camera in place of the traditional analogue dials, Aniline leather with a natural look for the upholstery, and copper for the trimming.

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