the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage
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during the occasion of the geneva international motor show, italian luxury manufacturer maserati unveiled the ‘alfieri’, a 2+2 concept car celebrating the brand’s 100th year anniversary. based on the granturismo MC stradale chassis with a 24 centimeter shorter wheelbase, the concept boasts a 4.7 liter naturally aspirated v8 engine capable of producing 460 bhp and 520 Nm of torque.

 

more than just a futuristic interpretation of the 1953 maserati A6 GCS-53, the long, low nose evidently presents a stylistic evolution from previous contemporary maserati models. the grille is divided vertically into two concave sections that seem to hang in the air. according to lorenzo ramaciotti, the project leader, ‘the alfieri is a transition point between 100 glorious years of history and the future that is opening up before us. I sincerely can’t say that we’ll see this car in production in two years-time, but i’m certain we’ll see something very similar,’ he adds.

the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

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up front, the aggressive headlights incorporate bi-xenon-led bulbs and are complemented by a characteristic eyebrow, repeated on the twin exhaust tail pipes. at the rear, the three dimensional candy-cane tail lights are made up of two red external elements with a white element inside; their shape harmoniously follows the rear shoulder of the car and complements the air ducts underneath the supercar concept.

the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

forged from single aluminium elements, the wheels have been specially designed for the alfieri concept
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

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inside the 2+2 seat cabin, a suspended dashboard draws reference by that of the 1959 maserati 5000 GT. the dashboard exudes a clean, two-tone design built around a central tuft screen. the instrument panel has a classic layout with two main clocks with two smaller ones in between. 

the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

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rather than analogue clocks however, the instrument panel features TFT (thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal) displays influenced by modern photographic camera menus, in the way they indicate km/h and engine RPM. instead of a rotating indicator, the numbers themselves rotate around the clocks. current speed and rpm are highlighted by a magnifying glass effect.

the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

detail of the characteristic eyebrow
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

front 3/4 view
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

side view
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

rear 3/4 view
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

rear view
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the maserati alfieri concept celebrates 100 years of italian heritage

alfieri cockpit
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