Stunning concept points the way to future Maserati sports cars

Some concept cars are simply window dressing to liven up an otherwise dull motor show stand. Not the Alfieri.

Created at the Maserati Centro Stile in Turin by a group of talented young designers, the Alfieri is a 100% functional prototype that previews the look of future Maseratis. Speaking as enthusiasts for the marque, we can’t wait.


Maserati Alfieri

If the new Quattroporte and Ghibli confirm Maserati’s credentials in sporty, luxurious four door saloons, the Alfieri concept is there to remind us that the brand has a long tradition in exotic grand tourers. It’s named after Alfieri Maserati, the engineering genius who founded “Officine Alfieri Maserati” in Bologna a century ago. Coincidentally the 1957 2+2 3500GT that saved Maserati in 1957 - and switched the company’s focus from racing cars to grand tourers - was the work of chief engineer Giulio Alfieri. It’s a name with good provenance.

At first sight the Alfieri is inspired by design classics like the A6-GCS-53, with a diminutive cabin set far back behind a long, sensuous bonnet. But the Alfieri is far more than a retro tribute. Although full of fascinating design details like the triple air ducts on the wheel arches and the ‘eyebrow’ on the bi-xenon headlights, the overall effect is clean and uncluttered. Those sweeping, swooping lines and hungry, double-concave grille suggest power and purpose, like the outline of a shark.

Inside it’s the same story. The cockpit is pared back to the essentials: the luxury of simplicity. The floor is finished in a material that suggests oxidized steel, like a racing Maserati of the 1950s. It’s a classic 2+2 design with an open space for luggage behind the rear seat backs. But while simple, it’s not Spartan – Poltrona Frau leather clads the seats, dash and centre console while the interior brightwork is milled from solid aluminium, anodised in a natural copper colour.


Maserati Alfieri

The Alfieri is a concept – but a realistic one. It’s powered by a 4.7 litre, naturally aspirated, V8 engine that develops 460 bhp at 7,000 rpm. The six-speed, electro-actuated gearbox is mounted in a single unit with the limited slip rear differential and connected to the engine via a rigid torque tube. The transaxle layout gives the Alfieri an optimized front-rear weight distribution slightly biased towards the rear, and carbon ceramic Brembo brakes offer stupendous stopping power.

Shorter and lighter than the GranTurismo MC Stradale with which it shares engine and transmission, the Alfieri promises supercar performance and seductive looks in one appealing package. How close a production version will be to the concept is yet to be revealed. A hint was dropped by group design director Lorenzo Ramaciotti, “I sincerely can’t say that we’ll see this car in production in two years’ time, but I’m certain we’ll see something very similar.” Let your H.R. Owen Maserati sales team know you’re interested, and we’ll keep you posted.


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