Integrated virtual reality simulates the driver's favorite race tracks.
For now, the facelifted GranTurismo is the closest we’re going to get to seeing a production version of the breathtakingly beautiful Maserati Alfieri. Its revised front fascia features a hexagonal grille clearly inspired by the concept car first unveiled at the Geneva 2014 motor show. Sadly, it seems unlikely that the Alfieri Concept will be entering production any time soon. The GranTurismo has also been in production for 10 years now without receiving any significant upgrades, so there’s a strong argument that Maserati’s sports car line-up is long overdue a refresh.
Behance artist Sergey Dvornytskyy seems to agree. Dubbed the Genesi Concept, Dvornytskyy has designed a stunning "high-performance, stylish two-seat coupe for people with a passion for driving." Some of Maserati’s signature design features have been incorporated into the Genesi Concept. The headlights have been taken directly from the Alfieri Concept, along with the vertical spoked grille. Otherwise, the futuristic design looks unlike anything else in Maserati’s line-up. The profile is sleek and stylish, while an aggressive rear diffuser and slim taillights add to its sporty look. It also pays homage to the original Maserati Coupe and could be seen as a spiritual successor.
The minimalist cabin features diamond-quilted white leather seats lavished with blue accents, a central infotainment touch screen and a race-inspired steering wheel with digital clusters. A fully autonomous driving mode can be engaged, and there’s even an integrated virtual reality mode which simulates the driver's favorite race tracks while the car drives itself. We can only hope that Maserati’s design team is taking note.