Maserati Alfieri

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Maserati Alfieri
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Overview
Manufacturer Maserati
Model years 2014
Assembly Italy
Designer Marco Tencone
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style 2+2 coupé
Powertrain
Engine Maserati 4.7 L V8

Maserati Alfieri is a concept car from the Italian car manufacturer Maserati that was first shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but has since been confirmed for production.

It is named after Alfieri Maserati (1887–1932), one of the five Maserati Brothers, and marks the 100 year anniversary of the Maserati car maker, which was established 1914 in Bologna. It has been developed at the Maserati Centro Stile in Turin. The chief overall designer was Marco Tencone, the exterior chief designer was Giovanni Ribotta. The project was managed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti (born 1948) Centro Stile director since 2007 and in 2014 was the head of Fiat-Chrysler Global Design.[1]

The Alfieri uses design elements of the Maserati A6 GCS/54 designed by Pininfarina in 1954. It is based on the chassis of the lighter Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale with shorter wheelbase of 24 cm, with locking transaxle and Ferrari-derived V8 engine of 4.7 liter 460 hp and 520 Nm at 4750 rpm.

The 1954 model Maserati A6 GCS/54 was an inspiration for the new Alfieri design in 2014.[2]

The Alfieri was confirmed for production in 2016 at a Fiat Chrysler event on May 6, 2014.[3] The production version will receive three different V6 engine choices, producing 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS), 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS), and 520 bhp (388 kW; 527 PS), respectively.[4] The 450 horsepower and 520 horsepower versions will only have an all-wheel drive system. The Alfieri will be joined by an Alfieri convertible in 2017.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ IL CONCEPT ALFIERI PROTAGONISTA MASERATI DEL SALONE DELL'AUTO DI GINEVRA, press release from the manufacturing company, dated March 4, 2014.
  2. ^ This was stated explicitly by the project manager Lorenzo Ramaciotti (born 1948) in a promotional video presented in Mirco Magni's article Maserati Alfieri: l'evoluzione stilistica riassunta in un video ufficiale at the Italian automotive blog autoblog.it on March 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Maserati confirms Levante SUV for 2015, Alfieri for 2016 - Autoblog". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Maserati confirms Levante SUV for 2015, Alfieri for 2016 - Autoblog". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Maserati confirms Levante SUV for 2015, Alfieri for 2016 - Autoblog". autoblog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 

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