Designing the Stunning Maserati Alfieri Concept
maserati | March 27, 2014
As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Maserati unveiled the stunning Maserati Alfieri Concept car, a classic 2+2 sports coupe named after one of the founding brothers of Maserati and that pays tribute to the classic 1954 Maserati A6 GCS designed by Pininfarina.
Maserati takes us into the design studio with Lorenzo Ramaciotti, head of Fiat Chrysler Global Design, and Marco Tencone, Director of the Maserati Design Center. Beginning with inspiration taken from the A6 GCS, the design was first roughly sketched based on emotion and the basic idea of proportions and feeling that would be conveyed by the car. Then the team moved to more sophisticated drawings and virtual computer models where the design was further refined. But a Maserati cannot be fully expressed in a virtual drawing and the team finalized the concept’s design by hand with a model created by sculptors.
The result is a concept car that is evolved along the lines of the Maserati Ghibli but is further refined to be both elegant and aggressive at the same time.