Maserati Electrified Supercar Set for Production in 2020
Maserati has confirmed its plans to modernize its production line at its Modena factory, where it has been based since 1939, following a meeting with local government officials and unions.
The plant will be dedicated to “the manufacturing of special high performance, high technology sports cars” and the upgrading and renewing process will begin this fall.
This matches Maserati’s previously stated goal of launching an electrified Alfieri supercar based on the eponymous concept that originally launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Last year, Maserati boss Tim Kuniskis said the car would “offer an unparalleled mix of performance and luxury” with a top speed of 186 mph and a blisteringly quick acceleration time of 0-60 mph in only two seconds flat, courtesy of a lightweight aluminum chassis, three electric motors, and all-wheel drive.
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“The first pre-series production cars of a totally new model, a characteristically Maserati sports car, will roll off these lines starting in the first half of next year,” Maserati said, most likely in reference to the Alfieri.
The supercar is expected to replace the GranTurismo sports car, which will be discontinued as part of Maserati’s efforts to completely revamp its product line by 2022. It will join new plug-in hybrid variants of the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte, as well as EV variants of those last two and a new midsize SUV that will slot just below the Levante.
As Maserati plans to build pre-production prototypes in the first half of 2020, the actual production Alfieri models are likely to follow in 2021.
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