THE GREAT RETURN OF INDY.
In 2015 in Padua, and for the first time in an international show, Maserati displayed the only Tipo 124 ever made, back in 1974. Between 1973 and 1974 Maserati commissioned Italdesign (Giugiaro) to research a Coupé 2+2 seats, based on the “Indy” chassis and mechanics that caused the direct evolution of the original model, but with a sporty interpretation. A sharp front, parallelepiped shaped body, tail with a slightly built-in rear window with respect to the side profiles of the struts and a spacious and nicely finished driver's compartment with large doors for passengers to get into the back seat. The chassis and mechanics totally reflected the Indy model with a 4.930 litre V8 power unit providing 330 hp at 5,500 rpm. The car could even reach over 280 km/h. Perhaps due to the recession that the automotive industry experienced over that period in general, the production schedules were never defined and the Maserati 124 remained a concept only.