Maserati Boomerang celebrates 50th anniversary

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The Maserati Boomerang is celebrating its 50th birthday. This extreme, futuristic, and almost irrational car made its debut on March 9, 1972, at the Geneva Motor Show and was designed by none other than the famous Giorgetto Giugiaro — known for crafting similarly iconic vehicles such as the DMC DeLorean and Lotus Esprit S1.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When did the Maserati Boomerang make its debut?

    It made its debut on March 9, 1972.
  • Who designed the Maserati Boomerang?

    It was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.
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    The Boomerang featured a wedge shape, bold and clear lines, as well as an aggressive stance. It was designed along a horizontal line that divided the car in two, with a sloping windscreen and a panoramic sunroof. At the fore are square headlamps while the rear sports horizontal lights. Its windows were interspersed with a strip of metal.

    It also came with a spokeless steering wheel and low-positioned seats.

    A mockup of the Boomerang was displayed at the Turin Motor Show in 1971 and was later presented at the Swiss show in Geneva the following year. It was built on the Maserati Bora and packed an eight-cylinder rear engine laid out at 90-degrees mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The power plant was able to put out a maximum of 310hp with a top speed of almost 300kph.

    Despite Maserati presenting the Boomerang as a registered and perfectly running car in 1972, the two-seater sports coupé sadly never made it into production.

    Nevertheless, the Boomerang served as an inspiration for future Maserati vehicles and showed the Modena-based brand’s capability of creating unique automotive concepts as well as iconic and avant-garde cars.

    Photos from Maserati

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