Concept Car of the Week: Maserati Boomerang (1972)

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In 1972, Giorgetto Giugiaro created one of the most futuristic wedge-shaped concepts of all – the Maserati Boomerang

Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Maserati Boomerang debuted as a static epowood model with a complete interior, at the Turin Motor Show in 1972, before being shown in its full, running glory five months later at the 1973 Geneva Motor Show.

Based on the running gear of the Maserati Bora, the design of which was also the work of Giugiaro, the Boomerang was an exercise in taking the wedge form to the extreme. Most notably, the car had an incredibly acute windscreen angle of just 13 degrees, a full two degrees less than Giugiaro’s Bizzarrini Manta from 1968.

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