Maserati unveils its Alfieri concept car
The future of Maserati sports cars
Named after one of the Maserati brothers who founded the company in Bologna 100 years ago, the Alfieri is a sleek, futuristic, Italian-style, four-seater — similar to the 1957 3500 GT.
The designer of the stunning new car, Lorenzo Ramaciotti, was inspired A6 GCS-53 Pininfarina-designed race car from 1954 — proclaiming its racing DNA — but now with added modern details including, bi-xenon/LED headlamps, 21-inch wheels and a liquid-metal finish called "Steel Flair".
Apart from its impressive bodywork, the car is based on the GranTurismo MC Stradale chassis with a 24 centimetre shorter wheelbase, the 4.7-litre V8 engine from Maranello carries 460 horsepower through a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Commenting on the design Ramaciotti said, “The Alfieri is a transition point between 100 glorious years of history and the future that is opening up before us. I can’t honestly say that we’ll see this car in production in the next two years, but I’m certain we’ll see something very similar.”