Remember the super-sexy two-door Alfieri concept Maserati showcased back in 2014? Back then, the Italian automaker claimed that the production variant will be out by 2016. Constant delays almost threatened the project to be cancelled. However, Maserati boss Tim Kuniskis surprised everyone by announcing at FCA’s Capital Markets Day speech that the Alfieri is finally entering production. And guess what! It’ll be an all-electric sports car rivalling the upcoming Tesla Roadster. Maserati isn’t even hiding its ambition to directly lock horns with the American electric carmaker. “It may look like we are targeting Tesla: we are,” Maserati chief Tim Kuniskis said. “We are going to accomplish this by bringing to market something than no one in the industry can match.”
The Alfieri will available either as a coupe of convertible and will be built on a new lightweight aluminum space frame. The claimed top speed exceeds 186 miles per hour and an acceleration from zero to 62 mph in less than two seconds. The all-electric version will use a three-motor drivetrain with all-wheel drive system offering torque vectoring. It will feature 800V battery technology. There is no word on the pricing as of yet but electric Maserati sports car should enter production by 2020.