2016 Maserati Alfieri Features and Specs
As the 2016 Maserati Alfieri Release Date nears, we thought we’d explain the features and specs in greater detail.
In an industry that rarely puts concept cars through to production without significant alterations, it is refreshing and exciting to hear that the new 2016 Maserati Alfieri is headed to production with no major changes from the concept that was first revealed in 2014. Aside from a few adjustments aimed at enhancing ergonomics and driver comfort, the same car we all fell in love with will be hitting our showroom soon. Now we have a few more details regarding the primary 2016 Maserati Alfieri Features and Specs.
Maserati has said repeatedly that this car is a manifesto. Maserati has a very small group of designers, with only 15 individuals responsible for the design of a new Maserati Alfieri model. When the small team was looking for inspiration, they collectively agreed that the Pininfarina-designed Maserati A6GCS/54 from 1954 offered a quintessential Maserati design that could pay homage to the roots of the 100-year-old company while establishing this new car as a manifesto. A declaration of intent that represents the company’s goals for the future of the company.
Maserati Alfieri Specs
2016 Maserati Alfieri InteriorThe exterior of the new 2016 Maserati Alfieri is unlike any other car on the market. The proportions come from the Maserati body type of the 1950s. The very long hood coupled with a more compact rear-set cabin and the low-set grille between more prominent fenders all pay homage to the heritage of the company. But the aggressive curves and bold sloping lines are truly one of a kind. Maserati achieved one of the most difficult feats of auto manufacturing by making an ultra-modern, elegant supercar that is instantaneously timeless.
The 2+2 coupe is based on the rear-wheel drivetrain that the Ghibli and Quattroporte have, however, an all-wheel-drive model will also be offered. The base rear-wheel-drive model is still set to have a twin-turbocharged V6 putting out about 410 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive powertrains haven’t been confirmed but are believed to be twin-turbo V6 engines delivering 450-520 horsepower. Maserati is also working on a new plug-in hybrid system to be incorporated into future iterations of the Alfieri, as well.
Maserati Alfieri Price
The new 2016 Maserati Alfieri production model has been designed to compete directly with the likes of the Jaguar F-type, Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche 911, Corvette. Each of those vehicles range in price from $65,000, $129,900, $84,300, and $55,000, respectively. The 2016 Maserati Alfieri is expected to start with an MSRP of about £65,000, which will put it under the $75,000 mark here in the United States.
Maserati Alfieri Release Date
As we mentioned here, Maserati was officially confirmed for production last May. Production of the newest Maserati model should be ramping up soon near Turin, Italy in Grugliasco where the Ghibli and Quattroporte are manufactured. Production of the 2016 Alfieri is scheduled so that it can be released right after its official introduction at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. As of this writing the 2016 Maserati Alfieri Release Date has not been officially announced, however the word is that the Alfieri will be making its way toward dealerships some time after the first week of March in 2016. A year later, the Alfieri Convertible is expected.
The depth and warmth of the modern exterior that is desired by the Maserati designers requires a complete stage of production to be completed manually. This element is rare in contemporary auto manufacturing but speaks volumes about the custom elegance still found throughout the brand. From hand-assembled engines, to hand stitched fine Italian leather, no other modern supercar company will ever directly compare to this level of luxury.
In the mean time, feel free to take a look at our current inventory to see which of our current Maserati supercars might interest you. Stop in any time to get behind the wheel of one of these beauties. And be sure to let us know if you might be interested in the all-new 2016 Maserati Alfieri coupe, and we will add you to the list of initial test drivers.