Maserati has had a very busy and productive past few months. In February it unveiled the very affordable Ghibli and now comes the 2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept.
This Maserati Concept is a 2 + 2 design and was built to commemorate the Italian automakers one hundredth anniversary.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90 L)||MPG: 10 city / 24 hwy|
|Length: 180.7 in. (459 cm)||Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)|
|Height: 50.4 in. (128 cm)||Width: 76 in. (193 cm)|
|Curb Weight: NA||Maximum Seating: 2+2|
|Engine: 4.7 Liter V8 DOHC||Compression Ratio: 11: 1|
|Horsepower: 460 HP||Max RPM: 7000 RPM|
|Torque: 385 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic|
|0-62 mph: 4.5 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
Under the hood is the 4.7 liter, naturally aspirated, V8 engine that generates up to 470 horsepower and paired with a 6 speed, electro-actuated gear box (MC Shift). The same powertrain found in the Gran Turismo MC Stradale.
The concept is able to go from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
Up front, the imposing shark-like front grille features frosted headlamps on either side of it. The Maserati Trident logo is prominently visible at its center. It is also appointed with 6 vertical chrome strips from side to side.
The hood is long, with virtually no overhangs obstructing its profile while the rear wheel wells are muscular in appearance, they barely contain the 21 inch rear tires.
The rear window resembles the style used in the late 1970's for the Corvette coupe, though not split as they were. The taillights are held within largely indented compartments.
The wheelbase is just over 106 inches and its overall length is a little less than 181". It stands a touch above 4 feet, 2 inches.
The Concept's exterior is painted in a "Steel Flair" silver hue accented by blue around the exhaust, rear diffuser, air intakes, brake calipers, and strikingly good looking wheels.
The only items that will provide a semblance of familiarity on the 2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept dashboard are the start button and shift lever. The rest of the instrument panel is comprised of screens.
There is a 1950 racing car feel and look to the seats and floor. The interior is a combination of dark gray and a lighter variation of the hue on the seats.
The steering wheel is a 3 spoke design with hand grips at 10 and 2 o'clock positions, red striping and the Maserati Trident once again displayed in the center hub.
This is not just a good looking concept car with substance; it is a fully operational vehicle. The Alfieri Concept sits atop a shorter version of the Gran Turismo chassis using the same 4.7 liter, V8 engine.