Maserati Lights Up Our Fantasies with Alfieri Coupe Concept
Mar 05, 2014 13:27
Maserati has officially unveiled the Alfieri concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The study will hint the brand's future design language.
The functional 2+2 coupe concept celebrates the brand's centenary, with the name being a tribute to Alfieri Maserati, one of the most prominent Maserati brothers and the engineering genius who founded “Officine Alfieri Maserati” in Bologna a century ago.
The concept was designed at the Maserati Centro Stile in Turin by a small group of young designers led by Marco Tencone, with mastermind Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
The sleek study is “sportier in character than the GranTurismo” and it “might well be archetypal for a future true sport car and certainly hint at the brand’s stylistic intentions for the near future.”
The Alfieri may not be produced in two years time, but it will definitely be launched. The study was inspired by the 1954 Maserati A6 GCS-53 racing car designed by Pininfarina.
It features a long, low nose and a grille divided vertically into two concave sections and the aggressive headlights incorporate bi-xenon LED bulbs and feature characteristic eyebrow, repeated on the twin exhaust tail pipes.
The interior is minimalist, and it features a suspended dashboard with an organic, two-tone design built around a central TUFT screen. It has a classic layout with two main clocks and two smaller ones in between and feature TFT displays inspired by modern photographic camera menus.
The Alfieri is based on the GranTurismo MC Stradale chassis but has a 240mm (9.45in) shorter wheelbase. It is 4,590 mm (180.7in) long with a 2,700 mm (106.3in) wheelbase, 1,930 mm (76in) wide and 1,280 mm (50.4in) tall. The study is powered by a 4.7-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 453hp (460PS) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) at 4,750 rpm. The engine is linked to a six-speed, electro-actuated gearbox (MC Shift).
Check out videos and a gallery of the concept below:
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