Maserati will unveil the GranTurismo's replacement next year

Maserati has had a tough time over the past couple of years. In November 2018, their parent company Fiat Chrysler announced that Maserati's profits had dropped by 87% - mostly due to FCA pairing the luxury brand with Alfa Romeo. However, FCA have realised this was a bad move, and are now firmly on track to restore Maserati to its former glory.

How are they doing this, you may ask? Well in a move that screams the phrase "it's about bloody time" - Maserati have announced that they will be unveiling a replacement for the decade old GranTurismo model. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Maserati showcased the Alfieri concept (pictured above) - which drew praise from critics and automotive fans alike. Five years later, it looks like the Alfieri concept will finally be put into production for an official unveiling next year, to be released in 2021. In addition to this, Maserati will also release replacements for other models such as the Ghibli, the Quattroporte and the Levante around this time.

Maserati are currently preparing their factory in Modena, Italy to produce the Alfieri - with help from Ferrari. The new Alfieri will come with the option of three powertrains; mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric - all of which will be available on the rest of Maserati's new and upcoming models.

Details on the performance side are a bit light for the time being - but it has been confirmed that the Alfieri will be be a 2 door coupe (as opposed to the 4 door layout of the GranTurismo), and speculation is that the electric powered Alfieri will have a top speed of 186mph, with a 0-60mph target of just 2 seconds. The hybrid engine will most likely be a twin-turbo V6 developed in conjunction with Ferrari - but again, nothing has officially been confirmed.

What we do know is that this is going to be a car that turns a lot of heads...

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