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Maserati Simun

The Maserati Simun concept car by Ghia designed by Giugiaro.

Vehicle Overview

The Maserati Simun, a captivating proposal by Carrozzeria Ghia for Maserati’s anticipated new 2-door, 4-seat coupé, made its debut at the prestigious Turin Motorshow in 1968, leaving an indelible mark on automotive enthusiasts. Designed under the visionary direction of Giugiaro, this prototype showcased a bold reinterpretation of luxury and performance. Characterized by its distinctive retractable headlights and striking proportions, the Simun exuded an aura of elegance and dynamism. Its elongated hood and reinforced rear, based on the Maserati Type 116 chassis, emphasized its muscular yet refined stance, hinting at the power and agility that lay beneath its sleek exterior. Inside, the Simun enveloped occupants in pure luxury, boasting a sumptuous 2+2 seating configuration designed for unparalleled comfort and sophistication. During the same period, Ghia found itself in competition with Carrozzeria Vignale, whose prototype, ultimately chosen over the Simun, evolved into the iconic Maserati Indy. Despite missing out on production, the Simun left an enduring legacy with its innovative design language and uncompromising performance. Under the hood, the Simun housed a formidable eight-cylinder engine, displacing 4,136 cubic centimeters and producing a commanding 260 horsepower. Paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the Simun delivered exhilarating performance, ensuring an unforgettable driving experience with every twist of the road. The name “Simun,” chosen by Ghia, holds a poetic significance, evoking the image of a strong wind in Saudi Arabia. This name aptly captures the essence of the Simun, symbolizing its forceful presence and unwavering determination to leave a lasting impression on the automotive landscape. Though its journey was cut short, the Maserati Simun remains a testament to the creative vision and engineering prowess of its creators, forever etched in the annals of automotive history as a symbol of innovation and excellence.

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    1968
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    Maserati
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    Simun
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