Maserati shows Alfieri concept at the Geneva motor display: A GranTurismo-based sports activities vehicle to take on the Porsche 911

A GranTurismo-based sports vehicle to take on the Porsche 911



Maserati Alfieri Geneva front Photo by: Maserati

The Alfieri celebrates 100 years of Maserati’;s ongoing existence. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva right Photo by: Maserati

The Alfieri is named following the most influential of the 5 founding Maserati brothers. Photograph by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva rear Photo by: Maserati

It “explores Maserati’s stylistic heritage and hints at the brand’s potential layout language.” Photograph by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva front Photo by: Maserati

Possibly at long term Geneva shows we can see Carlo, Bindo, Mario, Ettore and Ernesto ideas. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva interior Photo by: Maserati

The interior of the Maserati Alfieri notion. Photograph by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut front Photo by: Autoweek

Beneath that lovely swoopy bodywork is a total-on GranTurismo drivetrain. Photo by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut side Photo by: Autoweek

The Alfieri is smaller sized than the GranTurismo, nonetheless, a lot more in line with Jaguar’;s F-Variety. Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut side left Photo by: Autoweek

Portholes permanently! Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut rear Photo by: Autoweek

If it makes it to production we hope it has the cool boomerang-inspired taillights. Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut top Photo by: Autoweek

The crowd was suitably impressed. Photo by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut wheel Photo by: Autoweek

The Alfieri’;s wheels have awesome blue details running through them. Photo by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva front Photo by: Maserati

The Alfieri celebrates 100 many years of Maserati’;s ongoing existence. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva right Photo by: Maserati

The Alfieri is named soon after the most influential of the 5 founding Maserati brothers. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva rear Photo by: Maserati

It “explores Maserati’s stylistic heritage and hints at the brand’s future design and style language.” Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva front Photo by: Maserati

Possibly at future Geneva exhibits we can see Carlo, Bindo, Mario, Ettore and Ernesto ideas. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva interior Photo by: Maserati

The interior of the Maserati Alfieri notion. Photo by Maserati.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut front Photo by: Autoweek

Underneath that lovely swoopy bodywork is a complete-on GranTurismo drivetrain. Photo by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut side Photo by: Autoweek

The Alfieri is smaller sized than the GranTurismo, nonetheless, far more in line with Jaguar’;s F-Variety. Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut side left Photo by: Autoweek

Portholes forever! Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut rear Photo by: Autoweek

If it helps make it to manufacturing we hope it has the great boomerang-inspired taillights. Photograph by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut top Photo by: Autoweek

The crowd was suitably impressed. Photo by Autoweek.

Maserati Alfieri Geneva debut wheel Photo by: Autoweek

The Alfieri’;s wheels have great blue details running through them. Photograph by Autoweek.

It truly is named the Alfieri idea, which Maserati will be the 1st to tell you is not the “Guyfieri.” Otherwise, it’;d come with a golden roof, a Ferrari V8 slathered in beer batter, and a deep-fried interior reeking of Cheetos and desperation. Make that balsamic vinegar, in accordance to Maserati, the dark condiment evidently imbued with “a centenary tradition of craftsmanship and passion.” A lot like Maserati’;s celebration of its 100-year background at this Geneva auto present, as represented by the silver ingot proven over.

Indeed the Alfieri concept, a lovely broad-grilled sports activities automobile a lot more in line with the Porsche 911 than its very own GranTurismo, is a celebration of Alfieri Maserati, 1 of the 5 brothers who founded the eponymous company. (Sooner or later we’;ll see Bindo, Carlo, Ernesto and Ettore concepts, although perhaps not the latter — worldwide trademark laws and all that.)

Drawing from Maserati history, this notion is a 2+2. According to the company, it most straight draws its influence from the 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta — stubby and quick with a leering grille, developed by Pininfarina for the Globe Sportscar Championship. The A6 was the final Maserati done by Pininfarina till this century. But Lorenzo Ramaciotti, who retired from Pininfarina in 2005, created the Alfieri: testament that Italians are effectively-versed in their own traditions.

The Alfieri is based mostly on the GranTurismo platform: that implies a 4.7-liter V8 with 460 hp, mated to a 6-pace automated. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes come from the GranTurismo MC Stradale, and the calipers are painted blue, which matches the interior.

In other color-coordinated Maserati news, Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Restricted Edition debuted in a proud upholding of the designer-car tradition. Varvatos was only the beginning. This Quattroporte features “platinum silk” paint, which sounds greater than beige, with shades of aluminum mixed into the paint to give it “a sensation of infinite depth.” (You may have to see it for yourself.) Within, it really is smooth silk above the headliner, like rubbing your grubby hands towards your grandmother’;s scarf. Brown and gray mark the rest of the leather-lined interior. The Quattroporte Zegna also comes with an unique “Owner’;s Collection Kit” (what isn’;t unique these days?) that contains “a generous assortment of 19 refined posts” including leather bits, a silk scarf, potentially a display pony, Jennifer Lawrence, and who is aware of what else.

Maserati has been gearing up for a grand growth, if its Super Bowl ad is to judge. And just as properly, as well — its GranTurismo has revolved close to the sun for 7 many years, and the globe is due to move on. “Maserati doesn’;t modify,” said Ramaciotti. “Maserati is usually Maserati.”

About the Geneva motor present

The 2014 Geneva motor demonstrate runs March 6-16 and is anticipated to appeal to a selection of production and concept autos as various as the Jeep Renegade and the new Koenigsegg One:one. Check out Autoweek’;s total coverage at autoweek.com/geneva-car-display.

Get far more automobile information, evaluations and viewpoint each and every day: Signal up to have the Autoweek Everyday Drive delivered correct to your inbox.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *