Geneva 2014: Alfieri Concept shows the future of Maserati

Geneva 2014: Alfieri Concept shows the future of Maserati image

Text: / Photos: Newspress UK, Maserati | posted March 05, 2014 11:53

The 100th anniversary Maserati concept makes world debut

The  Maserati Alfieri Concept was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show to preview the design DNA for future Maserati models. The concept was named after the engineering genius Alfieri Maserti who established 'Officine Alfieri Maserati' in Bologna a century ago. The new Alfieri concept was created at the Maserati Centro Stile in Turin celebrating 100 glorious years for the Italian carmaker.

Maserati designers pay tribute to the sleek, Italian style 2+2 of the 1957 3500 GT, the 1959 5000 GT, and the 1969 Indy for the Alfieri Concept. It also showcases the Italian carmaker's racing DNA.

"We wanted the Alfieri to test future design paths. The car is very aggressive yet subtle in style, forceful but understated," said Lorenzo Ramaciotti, global design head for Fiat-Chysler.

The Maserati Alfieri concept

The Alfieri has a low nose and its grill is divided vertically into two concave sections. The headlights are incorporated with a bi-xenon LED bulbs. The taillights are three dimensional with red external elements and white elements in the center. It has a 21-inch diameter rear and 20-inch front wheels that are similar to the classic spoke wheels of the 1950s. The Alfieri Concept debuted with a 'Steel Flair' paint finish.

The rear of the Maserati Alfieri concept

Inside, the Alfieri has a minimalist interior. The suspended dashboard is inspired by the Maserati 5000 GT. The instrument panel has a classic layout with two binnacle dials and the edge of each is designed with a small 'Officine Maserati' label. The instrumental panel features TFT displays. Luna white and dark Basalt blue are the dominant interior colors of the Alfieri.

The minimalist interior of the Maserati Alfieri concept

The Alfieri concept is equipped with a 4.7L engine that is capable of generating 466PS with 520Nm of torque. Power is transmitted with a six-speed, electro-actuated gearbox (MC Shift).