The Maserati Alfieri Concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show today with sporty curves harkening back to the brand’s racing heritage and celebrating its 100th anniversary.
It’s based on the GranTurismo MC Stradale chassis but with a wheelbase that is 24 cm shorter. It’s overall measurements come in at 4,590 mm long with a 2,700 mm wheelbase, 1,930 mm wide and 1,280 mm high to give it that quintessential sports car look.
Beneath that sporty exterior there’s a 4.7 liter, naturally aspirated, V8 engine from Maranello that delivers 460 horsepower and is paired to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The vehicle has been carefully designed for optimized front-rear weight distribution with a slight predominance given to the rear of the car. Stopping all that power will fall to carbon ceramic disc brake and blue Brembo brake calipers.
The interior of the 2+2 concept is intentionally minimalist with an instrument panel featuring TFT displays rather than analog clocks and flooring finished in a material that looks like the oxidized steel found in vintage race cars. Bucket racing seats are also inspired by vintage designs from the 1950s with half-integrated headrests.
The Maserati Alfieri is a working prototype intended not just to show off the design skills of the team behind the brand, but to demonstrate the direction that Maserati aims to take in the coming years.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.