Totally agree.It is possible that the V8 is simply to heavy for the smaller framed Alfieri. I would rather have a 520+ HP V6, in a smaller car, as opposed to a large v8. Granted, I have no idea what the dimensions are, but it looks somewhat small.
It also gives them room to grow down the road with a supercar version if this model really gains traction. Regardless I am going to hold of on a GT purchase until I find out more information on this one.
If it looks at all like the concept, which it seems like it will be very similar, I think they have a winner. A big winner.
I like the rear end... I see traces of the rear of the 3200GT, which I think is absolutely stunningThe sound and feel of a V6 doesn't match that of a V8. I certainly understand why V6s are showing up in Maseratis but it's a sacrifice, imo. Though the Ghibli's V6 is one of the best sounding notes in that category it still pales in comparison to a modern Maserati with 8 pissed off cylinders. And that's one thing which concerns me about the Alfieri (that and its cornball rear end aesthetic).
Any inside information on when and where the production version will be presented?I see those design cues, too, except that, to *my* eyes anyway, they've gone too far with what could have been an elegant design. Not uncommon for concept cars though. I imagine that the production run will have a back end which is less daring. Maybe that'll be a good thing.
The Kirkland WA dealership had a page that said the Alfieri would be released at/after the Geneva 2016 show at just above $75,000 but the page was taken down fairly quickly. Oops!
$132K is more than slightly over the edge of $100K, but $75K would be $57K less. A big jump. Indeed, maybe that will happen, but it would surprise me based upon what I've read about this model.I wouldn't be that surprised. Particularly if it is built off of the Ghibli platform.
The GT base is not much over 100. The target for this car is below that.
The f-type that they mentioned starts at $65k and the 911 is at $85k. We will see.
In the same way the Ferrari California did for the 458. The Alfieri comes in and caters to a different market- to bring more into the fold. Then the new Gran Turismo delivers a higher end product consistent with the Maserati values. I saw and sat in the Alfieri in Paris. It is beautiful. But I'll hold judgement until they deliver the product in person.I've been watching GT prices for a couple of years and have noticed several ads from different dealers appear at the end of the model year for "new" base GT's at $109K. It may take a few years for the Alfieri to evolve to this state, but it is a reference point.