The concept borrows the driving position from the 250F Formula One racer and the negative space down the bottom middle is something that’s unique. Maserati Neptune is powered by the Formula E racecar platform with the battery positioned behind the front wheels. The Gran Turismo car has a splitter located at the front and a big diffuser on the rear, giving it a very speed demon-like character. Salvatoreandrea has designed the concept keeping the driving pleasure, sportiness, and comfort in mind – and that’s evident from what we see here.
The fat wheels, compact aerodynamic shape, arching lines, and that peculiar hollow at the bottom half of the car is so futuristic. The latter I can’t help but relate to the I, Robot movie (attributing to that hollow structure of Neptune) and a thought lurking in my mind that a sequel could have the Maserati Neptune as the ride for the main lead. It has an air of coolness to it with the eye-candy charm and the renderings do full justice to what the designer had in mind. This amazing Maserati concept can be some food for thought for prototype automotive designs and perhaps a major inspiration for Maserati to ponder over.
Designer: Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo