Maserati’s centerpiece at last year’s Geneva Motor Show was the imposing Alfieri concept, a long-nosed coupe that is a touch smaller than the GranTurismo MC Stradale on which it’s based. It’s the type of attention-grabbing car Maserati desperately needs right now – but it won’t be coming until 2018.
The production Alfieri was originally penned for a 2016 debut date, however the coupe has now been pushed back to 2018, Automobile reports. A convertible version of the stylish 2+2 is also inbound, but that won’t arrive until 2019.
The production version of Alfieri is expected to retain as many of the show car’s styling cues as possible. Automobile says it will be available with rear-wheel drive only and will be offered with a choice of turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engines with either 410 horsepower or 520 horsepower. This contradicts earlier reports, which indicated a 450 horsepower engine would also be on offer, with the 450 and 520 horsepower engines being available with all-wheel drive.