Maserati has been on a heck of a product surge recently. After years of subsiding on versions of the previous Quattroporte and the aging GranTurismo, the Modense automaker rolled out the new Quattroporte the year before last, the Ghibli last year, it will introduce the Levante crossover next year and – according to the latest intel – will begin production of the Alfieri sports car the year after that.

The Alfieri concept debuted just last month at the Geneva Motor Show, taking the form of a two-door sports car foreshadowing the brand's new design language. Reception was positive, but it appears that sales of Maserati's existing models is what's giving the Alfieri the green light.

According to Automotive News, citing an interview given by Maserati chief Harald Wester on Bloomberg Television, the brand has been getting 3,500 orders per month, putting it on track to sell 42,000 units this year – nearly three times as much as the 15,400 it sold in 2013. The profits generated off those orders could be enough by themselves to offset the losses which Fiat is expected to record this year based on flagging sales for the Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep brands in Europe.

Sources says that it wouldn't take much for the Alfieri to be put into production. If and when it does, it would target the likes of the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it ditch the old V8 from the GranTurismo and adopt the newer twin-turbocharged V6 or V8 engines that power the latest QP and Ghibli.


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      d.hollywood
      • 8 Months Ago
      Good call. This car should be out ASAP.
      chili
      • 8 Months Ago
      911 has 0 -60 of 3.9 secs. GranTurismo is 4.5 secs. The Alfieri will not compete with a weak engine.
        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @chili
        Current Gran Turismo is more GT than sports car.
        amge5.5
        • 8 Months Ago
        @chili
        You do realize the GranTurismo is a GT car right? This Alfieri is obviously not going to be as big as the GranTurismo. Also, 0-60 is not everything in the 911 "class".
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 8 Months Ago
        @chili
        Maserati doesn't particularly have any weak engines.
      Link
      • 8 Months Ago
      Maserati is going to shoot themselves in the foot - when you make too many platforms in a short period of time its like - "eating more then you can chew" (Concentrate on Core before Expansion) Most people still shy away from their past reputation. Let see ..
        charles
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Link
        You are TOTALLY WRONG.I guess you drive German crap,sorry Car.
      Chris Burns
      • 8 Months Ago
      I see new Cuda