- The Maserati Alfieri, a 2+2 concept car that debuted at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, may be headed to showrooms.
- A production version of the Alfieri would be priced around $100,000, Edmunds has learned.
- The Alfieri would compete with the 2014 Porsche 911, Audi R8 and 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
GENEVA — The Maserati Alfieri, a 2+2 concept car that debuted at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, may be headed to showrooms.
A production version of the Alfieri would be priced around $100,000.
The Alfieri would compete with the 2014 Porsche 911, Audi R8 and 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe. The concept is based on the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale chassis with a shorter wheelbase. It is equipped with a 460-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 engine linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Maserati insiders told Edmunds that although the Alfieri has yet to be approved for production, there is a "strong likelihood" that the new coupe will debut in either 2016 or 2017.
A production version may be offered with a choice of turbocharged V6 engines offering 330 and 410 hp.
"As with all concept cars, there is a strong desire to turn the Alfieri into reality," said Maserati in an official statement. "Though not yet at the final prototype stage like tomorrow's Grand Touring, it has nevertheless been conceived, designed and created in an approach aimed at 100 percent realism."
At the very least, the Alfieri hints at "the brand's stylistic intentions for the near future," Maserati added.
Key design elements of this concept include a passenger compartment pushed well to the rear of the car, a truncated tail and an unusual kick in the window line. Other details include a long hood and a particularly striking set of taillights. The interior is themed around simplicity and minimalism. A two-tone dashboard is dominated by a pair of reconfigurable gauges and a central infotainment screen.
The Alfieri is named after the most prominent among the six brothers who founded Maserati in Italy 100 years ago.
The Alfieri is intended as a successor to the Maserati GranSport.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers may be able to get their hands on this new Maserati before too long.