2020 Maserati MilleMiglia Concept
If you ever looked at the Ferrari Monza SP1 and thought to yourself that Maserati, the once-great Italian supercar maker that’s nowadays stuck with sub-standard SUVs and luxury sedans, should make something similar, your prayers have been heard. Sadly, not by Maserati but by freelance designer Luca Serafini who came up with this. If there’s still good left in the world, the MilleMiglia Concept will become a reality.
Imagine taking the best design cues from legendary Maserati models such as the 250F and 6CM, mix in a little bit of McLaren Elva and a sprinkle of Infiniti’s Prototype 10 and you end up with the bold, curvaceous, and utterly beautiful Maserati MilleMiglia Concept. As the name suggests, it would be perfect for a dash down Italy’s tight and twisting B roads, if only it were real...
Italian coachbuilder Zagato may design fewer automobiles than it used to back in the day, but that’s not to say its creations are less impressive. And we have the Maserati Monstro as proof, which the Italians are planning to reveal at the 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this summer.
The coachbuilt custom, which will hit the stage as part of Maserati’s 100th anniversary year, pays tribute to a unique race car Zagato crafted for Maserati in the 1950s. Using a 450S, one of Maserati’s most successful racers, Zagato constructed a special aerodynamic coupe drawn by Frank Costin. The car was commissioned and raced by Stirling Moss at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Although it failed to finish, the Maserati 450S Coupe Zagato became known as "il Mostro" (which translates into "the Monster") for its incredible power output. According to Maserati, it remained the most powerful front-engined race car in the world into the 1990s.
Nearly six decades later, the Mostro returns as a modern-day interpretation from the same coachbuilder that gave us the original Alfa Romeo 8C, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, and the Alfa Romeo TZ.
Continue reading to learn more about the Maserati Mostro By Zagato.
Maserati is on one hell of a roll lately. First it dropped the incredibly affordable and achingly pretty Ghibli on the masses watching the Super Bowl, and now they have this new concept. Revealed today at Geneva the Maserati Alfieri Concept is a 2+2 model that is built to drive the brands design and celebrate its centenary.
One this is certain; it is utterly stunning to look at.
Alfieri is the first name of the Maserati brother who helped found the company and led many of its engineering efforts. In a more literal sense, the word Alfieri translates to standard-bearer. One name alone then, it is very obvious this car carries incredible importance for the brand.
Things get even better though. Rather than some immobile hunk of sculpture, the Alfieri Concept is a 100-percent functioning machine. It is built on a shortened version of the GranTurismo chassis and features the same 4.7-liter V8, complete with high-revving Italian howl from the exhaust pipes.
Just take one moment to imagine what this thing would look and sound like as it tore through the winding roads on the coast of Tuscany. I think “heavenly” is the word you are looking for.
Updated 03/21/2014: Maserati unveiled a new video in which it explains the design process behind the new Alfieri concept. Enjoy!
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Maserati Alfieri Concept.
If you thought we were a little smitten with Maserati’s latest concept, the 2014 Alfieri, you’d be right. We’ve got every finger and toe crossed hopping the automaker pushes the Alfieri into production. But what could be better than a V-8-powered Italian supermodel with looks that kill? A roadster version, of course.
TopSpeed’s rendering genius sketched up this beautiful drop-top Alfieri concept to show what the possibilities might hold. Based on a shortened version of the GranTurismo and using its same 4.7-liter V-8 making 460 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the Alfieri Roadster makes a perfect competitor to the Jaguar F-Type Roadster.
The Alfieri’s long hood, high rear haunches, and sloping rear deck look perfectly suited for roadster duty. The rear seats of the coupe’s 2+2 design remain and an integrated third brakelight peaks out from just behind them. The rear fascia looks much the same with its huge vents, thin taillights, and dual exhaust pipes. Not much has changed up front with that distinctive Maserati grille and Trident leading the way.
Since we’re already speculating, it’s safe to guess on the top’s construction. It really depends on how Maserati decides to market the Alfieri Roadster (if ever). Will it be more luxury oriented or performance minded? Like the Jaguar F-Type, it could employ a soft top and thereby saving weight and complexity or the Alfieri may use a convertible hard top like the BMW Z4, cutting down on road noise and adding security. Either way, we’ve got a second Maserati to be wishing for.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Maserati Alfieri Roadster.
The new-generation Maserati Quattroporte made its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and now the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will bring us the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition — a concept car that brings an "unique new look in color scheme, materials and finish." According to Maserati, a production version is expected to arrive in 2014.
As it name suggests, the concept was designed in cooperation with Ermenegildo Zegna — an Italian luxury fashion house, specialized in men’s clothing. The concept is painted in a special finish that uses ultra-fine aluminum pigments and simulates the fluidity and purity of metal. For the interior, the concept adds classical warm hues, like moka and greige — key colors in Zegna’s latest men’s fashion collections.
Maserati wrapped the seats, door panels and roof lining in genuine soft leather, while Zegna added a velvet-smooth, bright fabric.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Maserati Quattroporte.
Whenever you think of Italy, the first few things that come to your mind are pizza, cars, and fashion. But once you dive a little deeper, you’re going to realize that the country also has a rich auto design house industry. Whether its Pininfarina or Zagato or other design studios, Italy has loads of them to call its own.
One of the younger design studios in that part of the world is Camal Studio. We say ’young’ because it’s only been around for five years. But in that span, it’s produced some pretty interesting concepts, including the retro-stoked Fiat 500 Marcia Corta. This year, Camal Studio is back to present another one of its concepts, called the Tributo.
The car is based on the Maserati GranTurismo, which shouldn’t come as a surprise because it imbibes everything of what constitutes a fantastic Italian supercar. You’re going to notice the inspiration off the bat, too, particularly the sculptural lines, the extended wheel arches, and the aggressive front profile of the Tributo. It takes the shape of a fastback, which isn’t what you’d call the Gran Turismo, but the clean yet sophisticated way the Tributo was designed will certainly make its Italian counterpart proud.
According to Camal, the Tributo will also be powered by the same 4.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 443 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 185 mph.
For now, the Tributo is still in the rendering stage of its development, but we certainly wouldn’t mind seeing it on the road sooner than later.
Click past the jump to read about the Maserati GranTurismo Sport
Maserati was already late in the sporty SUV game when it first debuted the Kubang Concept back in 2003, and now the Italian luxury car maker is hoping we forget about the eight year long hiatus their SUV has taken to reintroduce the Kubang at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tsk, tsk, Maserati. It’s one thing to bring about a second concept of the same vehicle (look at Toyota’s FT-86), but it is quite another to ignore the laid back attitude taken in developing it.
Regardless of the misguided marketing ploys, the new Kubang Concept is here again with a more modern interpretation and a promise that, this time, the concept previews a new sport luxury SUV that will be used to enlarge Maserati’s product range and strengthen its presence in the sport luxury market. The new Kubang was created by the Maserati Style Center headed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti and despite its Jeep platform, is supposed to be all Maserati. Everything from the style, engine, suspension, brakes, handling, and performance is said to be in continuity with the brand’s core values of sportiness, style, elegance, luxury, performance and craftsmanship.
Maserati has also promised that the production version will be powered by a new-generation high-tech Maserati proprietary engine designed in Modena by Paolo Martinelli and produced in Maranello by Ferrari. The SUV will also receive a new AT 8 speed automatic transmission and specific performance settings set to the configurations of the suspension, brakes, and steering exclusively developed in Modena by the Maserati Product Development Department.
Updated 09/28/2011: Maserati has unveiled a first official video for the Kubang concept who made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A production version will be built in Detroit and will be put on sale sometime in 2013. Until then enjoy the concept in action!
Updated 04/27/2012: In a recent interview with Automotive News, Maserati CEO Harald Wester announced that the Beijing Auto Show has been the last appearance of their Kubang concept. Next time we will see a Maserati SUV will be in 2014 at the Detroit Auto Show when the company will bring it in a production version and with a different name. Sales will begin in the first half of 2014.
Jaime Cervantes, Andrea Coccia, and Chetan Rajput, a trio of students from the Transportation Design at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, have come up with a design study that is fit to wear the Maserati crown. Under the guidance of Fiat, these students chose to create a design study of what a Maserati GranTurismo inspired vehicle would look like in 2020 with a throwback to the Maserati Ghibli produced in the late sixties/early seventies. It goes by the name of Maserati GT Garbin, but its look is anything but retro with some unique and modern interpretations.
The GT Garbin’s surface language features discontinuous shapes and luminescent fabrics as seen a fashion design concept called the Armani Collection Privé 2010. The modern edge was added through the use of dramatic, futuristic shapes inspired by the Opera Theatre of Valencia, by Calatrava. The sparkle comes in the form of various blue LED lights scattered throughout the exterior and unique doors that open outward and then slide forward. A typical Maserati grille was thrown in there for good measure.
The same design language was brought to the interior of the vehicle and is used to connect the door panels to the dashboard. The GT Garbin Concept can fit four adults in seats that seem to be a little awkwardly shaped. A long piano-black center console breaks up the look of the interior and houses the air conditioner, navigation, and entertainment system controls.
This concept was sponsored by Fiat, so the GT Garbin will use the same 4.7 liter V8 engine as seen on the Maserati GranTurismo. Not that we will ever see this concept out on the road. Then again, that’s what many people said about the Lamborghini Indomable Concept and now the Mostro DiPotenza SF22 is a major work in progress.
Pininfarina, Vignale, Zagato, Scaglietti, Bertone, Boano & Ellena, Motto, Fissore, Boneschi, Castagna, Frua, Viotti… and Touring Superleggera. These are just a few Italian brands, who starting the beginning of the twentieth century until today (even if with just a few names remained in history), were regarded as artists in the auto market. Their clients at that moments were the nobles, the gentlemen who wanted to transform their cars into a masterpiece of design but, above all into an agile, lightweight model that could compete with any other car with no trouble.
But this was long time ago. This week-end the history made a successful return at the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este, where the Touring Superleggera, founded in 1926 by Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderlon, presented a special concept as a return to those glorious days: the Maserati A8 GCS.
The A8GCS shares the engine and the transmission with the Maserati GranTurismo; it has a weight of only 1,200 kg. The engine is placed in the front middle of the car, what makes it have the characteristic long hood and the small and short cabin.
As about its design, at the front there is a great grid typical Maserati with headlights set. At the rear dominates the characteristic four headlights with four twin discharges.
Behind this long, fastidious name there is actually a Maserati Quattroporte transformed into a station wagon by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozeria Touring Superleggera.
The Maserati Quattroporte Bellagio Fastback will make its debut t the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’este, April 25-27, at Lake Como in Italy.
The Bellagio Fastback will be launched as a part of Carrozeria Touring comeback, next to the Superleggera announced few weeks ago.
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