1. Maserati Alfieri (Geneva Motor Show)
When you get to be one hundred years old, you deserve a party and lots of presents. But in this case, it was Maserati giving us the present in the form of the stunning Alfieri concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Named after one of the five Maserati brothers who founded the company in 1914, the Alfieri is set to enter production in 2016.
Promisingly, the Maserati men are saying that it will look almost identical to the photos above, although the interior may need a bit of rethinking to be viable for real-world sales. Powered by turbocharged V6 engines from sister brand Ferrari, and featuring both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, the new Maserati coupé looks set to take the fight to cars like the Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Audi R8 and Jaguar F-Type. Big opposition indeed, but Maserati is confident that the Alfieri will more than hold its own.
A year later should bring the inevitable convertible version, which sounds like a perfect way to explore the Amalfi coast if anyone from Maserati’s listening and wants to pencil me in for summer 2017…
What was your favourite concept car?
So there you have our Top Ten concept cars for 2014. Do you agree with our selections? There’s plenty of space below to give us your thoughts on the best automotive showpieces of the year, and we’d love to hear what you have to say.