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Maserati Alfieri Concept and Ferrari California T at Geneva

By   |   06 March,2014

Iconic Italian car manufacturer Maserati, maker of cars such as the Quattroporte and the Gran Turismo, has just unveiled a concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show to celebrate the marque’s centenary.

The car in question is called the Alfieri and it is a 2+2 seater concept sedan and while its design cues make it unmistakably a Maserati, it also looks futuristic and heralds what Maseratis of the future will look like. Step inside and one finds that the handmade interior is surprisingly simplistic, with the clean two tone dashboard housing a centrally positioned display.

The instrument binnacle has ditched conventional analog dials in favour of an LCD display. Power will mostly be delivered by a 4.7 litre, naturally aspirated V8 engine developing 460 bhp. Cars from Maserati have always looked stunning and felt special even if they were rather impractical. The Alfieri is confirmation that they will continue to be so, hopefully without the impracticality!

Another car that really warrants a second look is the Ferrari California T. This car is the latest in a long line of space age cars rolling out from the house of the prancing horse. The California T is also a 2+2 but it comes with a retractable hard top roof.

The 3.9 litre turbocharged V8 engine has a wonderful roar and belts out 560 bhp, easily blasting this car from a standstill to 100 kph in 3.6 seconds. The retractable hard top takes just 14 seconds to open all the way to provide some amazing wind-in-your-hair motoring. The interiors of the car are typically Ferrari and a lovely place to be. The passenger cabin is swathed in premium leather and makes for a very comfortable ride. With superb quality, generous feature list and explosive performance, the California T ticks all the right super car checkboxes.

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