Maserati Alfieri

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Maserati Alfieri
Maserati Alfieri - 2015 NAIAS (16087661039) (cropped).jpg
Manufacturer Maserati
Production 2020 (planned)
Assembly Italy
Designer Marco Tencone
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer
Body style 2+2 coupé
Engine Maserati V6
The 1954 model Maserati A6 GCS/54 was an inspiration for the new Alfieri design in 2014.[1]

Maserati Alfieri is a 2+2 grand tourer from the Italian car manufacturer Maserati. It was first shown as a concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and was scheduled for a 2016 release but this has been delayed to 2020 to allow the Levante SUV to be launched in 2016.

It is named after Alfieri Maserati (1887–1932), one of the five Maserati Brothers, and marks the 100 year anniversary of the car maker, which was established 1914 in Bologna. It has been developed at the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin. The chief overall designer was Marco Tencone, while the exterior chief designer was Giovanni Ribotta. The project was managed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti (born 1948), who has been Centro Stile director since 2007 and in 2014 was the head of Fiat-Chrysler Global Design.[2]

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 a 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 Alfieri was confirmed for production in 2016 at a Fiat Chrysler event on May 6, 2014 but now has been delayed to 2020 at the earliest. [3] The production version will receive three V6 engine choices, producing 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS), 450 bhp (336 kW; 456 PS), and 520 bhp (388 kW; 527 PS).[3] The 450-horsepower and 520-horsepower versions will only have an all-wheel drive system. The Alfieri will be joined by a convertible variant in 2021 after the coupe's release.[3] An electric version is planned for 2021 at the earliest.[4][5]

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  1. ^ 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 on March 21, 2014.
  2. ^ IL CONCEPT ALFIERI PROTAGONISTA MASERATI DEL SALONE DELL'AUTO DI GINEVRA, press release from the manufacturing company, dated March 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Maserati confirms Levante SUV for 2016, Alfieri for 2020 - Autoblog". Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  4. ^ Rendell, Julian (23 November 2016). "All-electric Maserati Alfieri coming in 2020". Autocar. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Marchionne Mulls Maserati Electric Sportscar as Tesla Competitor". 18 June 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 

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