Maserati unleashed its gorgeous Alfieri concept over four years ago. After a long stream of will they/won’t they reports and rumours most of us ended up forgetting all about the car, but the Italian marque is now saying it will finally build a production.
But, it won’t be the conventional sports car that was originally expected: nope, Maserati is making an all-electric Tesla Roadster-beater, and it’ll be outrageously quick. As in 0-60mph in less than two seconds quick.
If you still want a little internal combustion going on, there will be plug-in hybrid version. There’ll also be a third powertrain option, although it isn’t clear how that will shape up.
The Alfieri EV will - along with electric versions of the next-gen Quattroporte saloon and Levante SUV - feature all-wheel drive, triple-motor electric powertrains with a torque vectoring function. All - including an Alfieri Cabriolet - will be here by 2022.
Speaking during Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Capital Markets Day, Maserati chief Tim Kuniskis had the following to say:
“From a product standpoint, it may look as if Maserati is challenging Porsche and Tesla. We are. We’re going to accomplish this by bringing the market something no other player in the industry can match.”