Maserati Alfieri Wins 2014 Concept Car of the Year Award
Wednesday, 4th March 2015 – Last night, the Maserati Alfieri Concept was announced as ‘2014 Concept Car of the Year’ at the prestigious Car Design Night in Geneva, organized by Car Design News and attended by the industry’s leading automotive designers.
The Alfieri Concept was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2014; a striking 2+2 concept car celebrating the brand’s centenary, with the name Alfieri commemorating the most prominent of the founding Maserati brothers. The concept car was designed at the Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, masterminded by Head of the Centro Stile Lorenzo Ramaciotti and led by Marco Tencone, who proudly accepted the Car Designs of the Year award on Maserati’s behalf.
Due to the overwhelming, positive reaction of the public when the concept was first revealed, the Maserati Alfieri is now confirmed for production and will be followed by a convertible version later on.
The Car Designs of the Year Awards are completely independent in that the judging panel is made up of a truly global cross-section of professional designers from carmakers, educational establishments and suppliers from major players including Daimler, Jaguar, Volvo, General Motors, Hyundai, Lear, Coventry University and Renault Group.
Owen Ready, Editor Car Design News said, “The design of sports cars with fine volumes and beautiful proportions is something Italian car design has long excelled at, but the Alfieri’s more contemporary design elements have been executed with impeccable judgement. The result is a classic Italian sports car, which is utterly modern.”
The Alfieri Concept features in the second Car Design Review yearbook, which was launched yesterday evening at the event in front of top designers who are also featured within its pages. The 184-page hard cover edition takes an analytical look back at the past year of car design and contains an in-depth feature on the winning vehicle design of the year.
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