Maserati Intends To Make Single-use, Low-Volume Cars

No, Maserati is not bringing back the Boomerang. Launched 51 years ago, the iconic wedge-shaped Giugiaro-scripted showcar is one of the most spectacular concepts of the 20th century. Just as rear-wheel drive sports cars, mid-engined sports cars are one-of-a-kind, the company with the Trident logo intends to create a unique car for those with deep pockets. It will level up from the special edition offered through the Fuoriserie customization program.

The announcement was made by Maserati’s chief engineer Davide Danesin in an interview with Upper Equipment magazine. Wealthy buyers will be able to ask the Italian brand to build a one-of-a-kind model, and hopefully, someone will commission a modern equivalent of the Boomerang based on the MC20 supercar. Otherwise, the next best thing is Alfieri who never was.

The Modena-based automaker is also interested in launching low-volume products. Davide Danesin told PTS this would be Maserati’s answer to Lamborghini’s Countach LPI 800-4 and Ferrari’s Daytona SP3. In other words, it will be a completely revamped car using an existing platform, either the MC20 or the GranTurismo. That tells us a retro nuanced vehicle was in the works, so why not Boomerang for the roaring 20s?

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Leading the way will be license plateless cars as the Project24 will be limited to tracks. The MC20 in race mode will have a limited production run of 62 units, with Maserati saying no two cars will be the same. With 740 horsepower, it will pack almost 120 hp more than a road-legal supercar while being considerably lighter at a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 pounds).

Meanwhile, Maserati will be one of the first automakers to bring an electric convertible to market by introducing the GranCabrio Folgore to join its ICE. The pure-electric MC20 is also on the way, so it’s safe to say parent company Stellantis is doing its homework to prepare the fabled marque for the inevitable EV era.

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