Maserati will build a modern version of the Shamal coupe of the 1990sNovember 20, 2020
The company showed sketches of the future car
Maserati Fuoriserie’s personalization division was launched just two months ago, but it already has several works in its portfolio. The latter was presented the day before: this is the angular Project Rekall coupe, which, as it were, brings to life the corporate design language of the Italian brand of the 1990s.
The two-door Project Rekall still exists only in the form of sketches. But it is already clear where the authors of the project drew inspiration. Apparently, the Shamal coupe (1990-1996) will be taken as the basis for the restomod. It will add new details to the exterior, as well as modern equipment. What will be the result, the brand’s subscribers in social networks will decide: the company invited them to leave comments in order to decide together on the specification of a real car.
Three pedals and a gear lever give hope that the Project Rekall will keep the combustion engine and not turn into an electric car. The original Maserati Shamal was equipped with a V8 3.2 biturbo engine (326 forces, 431 Nm) and a Getrag six-speed “mechanics”, but the restomod could be ordered with something like the new V6 3.0 Nettuno.
The sketches show that Shamal as a whole will retain the classic design and even interior decoration, but will receive LED headlights, digital “tidy” and new seats. It is known that the designers of Maserati, working on the project, consulted with Carlo Borromeo, the creator of the appearance of another restomod, Delta Futurista. Tuners from the Milan studio Garage Italia also helped them with the styling of the car.
The Maserati Fuoriserie program consists of three personalization areas (Corse, Unica and Futura), which, according to the company, will help the untrained customer to understand the thousands of available combinations of decor, interior trim and paint options. Corse develops racing aesthetics, Futura is aimed at lovers of technology and new materials, and Unica is aimed at those who follow fashion trends.
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