Work your way through the endless news conferences that marked the opening day of the Geneva Motor Show and you likely heard some of the same breathless adjectives used over and over again, “revolutionary” being one of the most common. Surprisingly, it wasn’t part of the vocabulary at a stand where it likely best applied.
Even among the jaded journalists packing Geneva’s PALExpo conference center there was a noticeable gasp when Maserati rolled out its new Alfieri concept vehicle. The striking yet subtle sculpting of the 2+2 hatchback is, for many observers, one of the highlights of a strong show.
There had been rumors circulating for days that the Italian maker might reveal a car that had come to be described as a “Jaguar F-Type-fighter.” While Maserati officials contend the two play in somewhat different market segments, a production version of the Alfieri would come as close as anything on the market to matching the sinfully sensuous shape of the soon-to-launch Jaguar F-Type Coupe. (more…)