100 years ago, Alfieri Maserati and his brothers began building race cars in Milan, Italy at their eponymous company Officine Alfieri Maserati.
To celebrate the company’s centennial and its founder, Maserati created this new Alfieri prototype. It is a vehicle that company leaders say hints at the future design direction for the brand. If this indeed their future, it is one that relies heavily on their past.
And we’re okay with that.
Drawing its inspiration from one of Maserati’s most famous cars, the 1954 A6 GCS/53 penned by Pininfarina, the Alfieri is a fully functional prototype. The sleek 2+2 sports coupe features a 4.7 liter, naturally aspirated, V8 engine that develops 460 bhp @ 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm @ 4,750 rpm. With its specially designed exhaust, the V8 produces a pulse-quickening sound that you can hear in this video.
The Alfieri is one of our favorite cars to hit the floor of the Geneva Motor Show. It’s exciting to see this kind of passion reinvigorating such a venerable brand and we hope beyond hope that this prototype will find its way into production very soon.