maserati takes on tesla
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2018-06-11 22:23:33 UTC

Maserati Alfieri takes on Tesla with speed and style

Bloomberg News
12 June 2018

Maserati isn't even trying to hide its ambitions - it's out to get Tesla.

Its weapon of choice: the full-electric Alfieri sportscar, with a top
speed exceeding 186 miles per hour (about 300 km/h) and an
acceleration from zero to 62 mph in less than 2 seconds.

By comparison, Tesla's Model S P100D in its fastest 'Ludicrous' mode
manages that sprint in just over 2 seconds.

Other Alfieri specs include a transmission supplied by Ferrari NV, an
aluminum frame and the option of a coupe or open-top version. The
styling is vintage Maserati, with its low-slung concave grill hungry
for asphalt.

The price? Maserati didn't provide details when it presented the
latest update at parent Fiat Chrysler's strategy presentation in
Balocco, near Turin. But if you need to ask, you can't afford one, anyway.

The manufacturer did hint, however, that availability will be on the
scarce side, so place your order soon. The car will go on sale by 2022.

"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 was first shown to the public 4 years ago as a concept
car. Maserati, which is fully controlled by the Italian American
carmaker, seeks to double sales to 100,000 cars by 2022.


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JTEM is right
2018-06-12 04:04:26 UTC
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Maserati isn't even trying to hide its ambitions - it's out to get Tesla.
Ah! Another "Affordable" EV! Just what the
world needed...

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Bret Cahill
2018-06-12 04:12:06 UTC
Post by JTEM is right
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Maserati isn't even trying to hide its ambitions - it's out to get Tesla.
Ah! Another "Affordable" EV! Just what the
world needed...
Tax carbon progressively enough and you'll get all the affordable EVs you want!