Maserati celebrated its 100th anniversary at Monterey car week, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where – in 1968 – a Maserati Mistral Coupé took top honours as Best of Show.
As the honoured marque at this year’s 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the lawn was packed with examples illustrating Maserati’s century of history, including – in the Maserati centennial racing class – a 1954 A6GCS Spyder, 1955 Maserati 250F Monoposto, and 1956 Maserati 300S Fantuzzi Spyer. The ’54 A6GCS took the trophy for best Gran Turismo noted for its beauty and highest level of performance in a gran turismo. One of the most fascinating cars designed by Pininfarina in 1954, the A6GCS proved a source of inspiration for the designers of the Alfieri concept of today.
The Alfieri concept 2+2 made its North American debut during a centennial celebration at the Mazda raceway during the Rolex Monterey motor-sport reunion, where Maserati was also the honoured marque. As Lorenzo Ramacioitti, head of Fiat Chrysler automobile global design, presented the stunning concept, he said: “This car has a racing breed,” but added that it has “a kick of poetry.” The Alfieri also made a turn on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue reading “Maserati celebrates centenary at Monterey car week” »