Maserati might about luxury and performance nowadays, with half of its vehicle lineup consisting of four-door sedans, but the company was actually born as a race car manufacturer. It wasn’t until 1946 that the Italians built their first road vehicle, spending their first three decades on the race track, winning prestigious events such as the Indy 500. Obviously proud of its heritage, Maserati takes a look back on its early racing days; a period that seems to have inspired the upcoming Alfieri.
"I believe that the future is perfectly aligned with the past. We are at an inflection point separating a glorious past from a future that we would like to be equally glorious," said FCA head of design Lorenzo Ramaciotti, adding that Maserati decided to put the Alfieri into production following the concept’s massive success at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Granted, the Alfieri pays homage to the company’s gorgeous GTs of the 1950s and 1960s rather than its race cars, but that’s not to say it lacks the flair of a full-fledged, Italian racer. It certainly has the looks, while the Ghibli-sourced drivetrain will also provide it with the necessary power. "This is a race car with a very Italian style. A style that is thus at once simple, dynamic, in good taste, moderate and essential," Ramaciotti went on to describe the Alfieri.
Watch the video above to learn more about the upcoming Alfieri and take a trip down the memory lane with two of the company’s main honchos.