Saturday, January 5, 2013

1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept by Italdesign

It made its full debut at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show. According to the designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the design had been “in mind for at least two years” – but it’s likely that the first ideas would have sprouted in the designer’s head as early as 1968. It was that car which presaged all the angular activities of the seventies. Despite the Boomerang only being a one-off concept, he devised a unique steering column design, with the static central disc had originally been conceived to house an airbag, which prevented the driver being impaled in a front-end collision – such pioneering safety features are often omitted in experimental cars, a practice even more common in times when seatbelts had only recently become mandatory.The Boomerang can reach top speed of around 180mph from the 4.7-litre V8 engine. (

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