Meet The $3.7 Million Maserati That Will Never Get Old
Photos courtesy of Bonhams
This is a mid-engined, V8-powered Maserati Bora sports car. Well, it used to be.
Then Giorgetto Giugiaro—Car Designer Of The Century, by the way—got his mitts on the car and turned it from an attractive, predictably wedge’d one into the Boomerang. And if Boomerang isn’t the best name for a prototype supercar with all of its gauges where the middle of the steering wheel should be, I don’t know what is.
Of course, the gauges themselves are straight from the ’70s, and the wheels could probably be used to bore a badger den, but that shape has stuck around and influenced everything from the Lamborghini Countach and Lotus Esprit to the Vector M12.
It’s been in the news lately thanks to its €3.3 million price tag at a recent Bonham’s sale, but what’s amazing is that the car seems to be ageless. While other ’70s supercars have dated styling—and the wedge itself now an automotive castaway—the crisp and taught Boomerang is still as striking now as on its debut (as a styling mock-up) at the 1972 Turin Motor Show.
Now nearly half a century later, its new owner can be assured the car will be just as much in demand in the future as it has been in the past. Just like its namesake, prepare to see the Boomerang return to the spotlight again…and again…and again…