Maserati Alfieri production delayed, may be set for 2020 or 2021 launch

Article by Christian A., on October 23, 2016

It wasn’t too long ago when Maserati took the wraps off what appears to be the most gorgeous concept coupe ever made. The Alfieri coupe premiered at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and since then, many enthusiasts have anticipated what Maserati is actually bringing to the table. Initial reports claimed that we’re about to see the Alfieri on the road this 2016. The year is about to end and so far, we don’t see it coming. There were reports that say 2018 is the year of its arrival, but apparently it has once again been postponed.

According to Maserati’s initial announcement, the Alfieri’s production model will be available in either 4-wheel or rear-wheel drive systems as well as in convertible and coupe body frames. That probably got true car fans even more excited. The Alfieri is one excellent concept as it carries with it a charm that easily electrifies the crowd. As much as we’re hoping the fabulous GT coupe to be a production model real soon, there will be a wait of at least a few years more. Considering our assumptions are correct, Maserati plans on selling this in showrooms by the year 2020. That’s equivalent to 3-4 more years of sitting and waiting.

Maserati Europe’s managing director Giulio Pastore spoke with Autocar recently to explain the postponement of Alfieri’s much anticipated release. Pastore openly explained how they are planning to introduce the new GranCabrio and GranTurismo first before introducing the Alfieri to the market. Whatever the case may be, postponing the release of Alfieri brings together the brand’s well-known beautiful 2-seater GT cars. It serves more like a prelude that something bigger is in the offing.

Based on Autocar’s info, the GranCabrio and GranTurismo’s launch will be sometime in 2018-2019. This is why we think 2020 would be Alfieri’s earliest possible release. It may even arrive in 2021. Nonetheless, the 2+2 GranTurismo’s anticipated launch will only fuel up everyone’s interest even more for an Alfieri production model. If you could recall, the Maserati’s concept coupe was a 2+2 as well. So probably, we’ll end up with a 2-seater production version of the Alfieri.

The last time Maserati came up with this type of coupe was when it launched the MC12. We could only anticipate for now, but it could also bear similarities with an A6GCS classic. If that happens, the Alfieri production vehicle would be on the same level as those of Mercedes-AMG GTs and Jaguar F-Type Rs.

A powerful V6 turbocharged engine is expected in a model like this with outputs ranging anywhere between 306kW and 388kW. We could go on and on but it’s too early to assume what Maserati has got in store for the Alfieri. But we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this would be their most driver-centric coupe yet.

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