The Maserati Alfieri Won't Enter Production This Decade


The gorgeous coupe continues to remain a few years away.

It's a testament to just how well-received the Maserati Alfieri concept car was that it still generates a considerable amount of attention today. Through a combination of being as gorgeous as it was a completely unexpected surprise, the Alfieri was pretty much destined to become a production car at some point. However, we may have to wait a while before Alfieris start arriving in showrooms, as Autocar is claiming the GT vehicle won't go on sale until the early 2020s.

Speaking to the British motoring magazine, Giulio Pastore, Maserati Europe's managing director, explicitly stated that the plan is to introduce the Alfieri after the replacements for the current GranTurismo and GranCabrio are introduced; he cited reasons of Maserati being "very well known in its history for beautiful 2+2 GT cars" as being the prime incentive behind postponing the Alfieri's release. Assuming Autocar's information on the 2018-2019 launch window for the new GranTurismo/GranCabrio range is correct, this does indicate the year 2020 may end up being the earliest we can expect to officially see the customer-spec Alfieri in the metal.

The fact Signore Pastore explicitly mentioned the plan to launch a 2+2 GranTurismo successor before the Alfieri could also be a subtle hint at what Maserati has in store for its stunning coupe. After all, the Alfieri concept was also a 2+2, so this may be an indication that the production version could very well be a strict two-seater. (It would be much like the classic A6GCS that inspired some elements of the car's design.) Such a model would be aimed squarely at the likes of the Jaguar F-Type R and Mercedes-AMG GT, and thus, potentially, the most raw and driver-focused model Maserati has made since the MC12. Only time will tell if such a fate is in store for the Maserati Alfieri.


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