The Maserati Alfieri will begin production in 2020 and come with some serious horsepower.
Maserati doesn’t mention the Alfieri by name, but in a recent press release they say that a “pre-series production car of a totally new model, a characteristically Maserati sports car, will roll off [production] lines starting in the first half of next year."
The only new Maserati sports car that we know of is the Alfieri, which initially debuted as a concept way back at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. That was a sports coupe loosely based on the GranTurismo MC Stradale, and equipped with the same 4.7-L V8 producing 454 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
Plans were announced in May of 2014 to put the Alfieri into production, but we didn’t hear a peep about the car until FCA released their 5-year roadmap last June. That’s when we found out that Maserati had ditched their plans to give the Alfieri a set of turbocharged V6 engines and instead gave it a plug-in hybrid powertrain with some serious credentials.
Top speed over 188 mph. Zero to sixty done in just over 2 seconds. We weren’t given specific power figures, but getting an electrified car to those kinds of speeds would require some serious oomph.
And it would be electrified. Maserati revealed in imagery that the Alfieri would sport electric all-wheel-drive, meaning there are some electric motors attached to either one or both axles. Torque vectoring, active aero elements, and an aluminum space frame would also be Alfieri highlights.
But again, we had no street date back in 2018. But we might have one now.
Maserati announced on Monday plans to retool their Modena assembly plant in Italy to produce a new sports car. Retooling would begin this fall with production beginning next year. If all goes as planned, deliveries would hit customers starting near the end of 2020.
Expect to hear more from Maserati as the year progresses. We might even get a production model reveal later this year.