Maserati has recently announced plans to build the Alfieri sports car, in both coupe and cabriolet form.
According to the automaker, the Alfieri coupe will arrive in 2016, followed by a drop-top version in 2017 later giving Maserati a pair of rivals to the Jaguar F-Type, and Porsche 911.
Maserati also confirmed that Alfieri will not replace the GranTurismo, which will carry on in its current form until 2018, when a replacement model is scheduled to launch. Designed to slot above the Alfieri, the model will have rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine that produces 560hp. Interestingly, there’s no mention of a GranCabrio variant so it will likely be dropped.
Assuming all goes according to plan, by 2018 Maserati will expand its lineup from the current four models (Ghibli, Quattroporte, GranTurismo, GranCabrio) to six models (Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante, Alfieri Coupe, Alfieri Cabriolet and GranTurismo).
The Maserati Alfieri coupe and cabriolet will be running on a V6 engine likely featuring two turbochargers. A host of differently powered variations will be offered with power ranging from 404 hp, 443 hp, and an impressive 512 hp. Furthermore, the Alfieri will be available both in rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.