Quick Look at the Maserati Alfieri Concept

July 27th, 2015 by

Maserati-Alfieri

The trident has never looked so good. Check out the upcoming Maserati Alfieri, a concept car that exceeds supercar expectations.

Sleek and svelte, the Alfieri is unbelievably small and light, an absolute stunner.

Although we are still waiting for official release date news and additional model details, the Maserati Alfieri will showcase at your local Maserati, NY dealership in due time.

For now, here is what we do know…

Performance is the Priority

In addition to its futuristic looks, the design team at Maserati is doing whatever it takes to perfect the present day performance capabilities of this coupe.

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Alfieri is the definition of a modern, dynamic car, with sleek styling and sculpted edges. Based on appearance alone, TopSpeed named the Alfieri one of the show’s top five cars.

Saad Chehab, Maserati’s Chief Marketing Officer, revealed that the Alfieri is intended to be “a true sports car.”

Perfection Rejection

In order to do that, the focus must be kept on the car’s size and weight. To that end, the Alfieri is close in size to its rival Ferrari 911.

Thanks to Maserati’s CEO Harald Wester, Maserati used exotic materials to reduce the weight and keep the car light enough to give it a competitive edge in the sports car segment. We can expect the production models to be constructed of a combination of steel and aluminum, similar to the Gran Turismo.

Interestingly enough, Wester is betting the Maserati future on what he deems, “adorable handcrafted imperfection.”

While this may seem like an odd way to market your machines, Wester is trying to distinguish the Italian performance market from the uniform predictability of their German competitors, which Wester went on record as calling “boring.”

The Alfieri, named for one of the Maserati brothers who founded the brand in 1914, but died shortly thereafter, the Alfieri is anything but boring.

A Powerful Punch

Rather than a V8, the Alifieri is outfitted with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine, more akin to the drivetrain found in the Ghibli. With this equipment, the Alfieri is rumored to boast a maximum output up to 520 horsepower.

The Maserati Alfieri is expected to be released as both a coupe and convertible. Other than the turbocharged engine, operating in the minimum range of 450 horsepower, details on the Alfieri remain shrouded in mystery.

Priced to start at $100,000, the Maserati Alifieri’s official release date has yet to be announced, but the clock has officially started and we can hardly wait to see what this supercar can do.

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