Celebrating its 100th anniversary in the automotive industry, performance car manufacturer Maserati has unveiled a new sports concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Christened the Maserati Alfieri, this four seater concept that showcases the design trend the brand is going to follow for its future models.
Named on Alfieri Maserati, one of the engineering geniuses and the most popular of the Maserati brothers, the concept was created in Turin by a team of young designers who worked under the direction of Marco Tencone. The whole project was supervised by Lorenzo Ramaciotti and is expected to take production form in the near future.
The concept takes inspiration from Maserati A6 GCS-53, a masterpiece that was designed by Pininfarina in the year 1954. In simple words, the Maserati Alfieri is a modern iteration of the A6 GCS-53. Styling wise the Alfieri has a long and low nose – a characteristic seen on every Maserati, a floating grille, bi-Xenon LED headlamps featuring daytime running lights, twin exhaust tail pipes, 3D tail lights, 21 inch rear and 20 inch front alloy wheels and an exclusive new ‘Steel Flair’ liquid metal color. Maserati has also used a Maserati Blue color scheme for elements such as the grill, rear diffuser, brake calipers, exhaust tail pipe brow, triple air ducts and the wheels.
The car is powered by a naturally aspirated, 4.7 liter V8 engine that develops 460 hp of power at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 520 Nm at 4750 rpm. The powerful engine is mated to a 6 speed, electro-actuated transmission.
Sharing the stage with Alfieri was Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna, a limited edition model developed in collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna. Compared to the standard Quattroporte range, the limited edition model comes with an exclusive Platinum Silk color, brand new interior colors including Testa di Moro dark brown and Greige, and generous use of Ermenegildo Zegna fabrics. Other exclusive features include front seat ventilation, opening sunroof, four zone climate control system, a 15 speaker Bowers&Wilkins Premium Sound System and much more.