When Giugiaro debuted the Maserati Boomerang as a static show car at the 1971 Turin Auto Show its trashcan-shaped instrument binnacle housed futuristic but non-functional dials that swept gracefully across its face. A year later when the company returned to the show with a running example of the car—now based on the Bora—those custom gauges had been replaced by off the shelf dials and switches, all surrounding a central tach, and contained within a deeply dished four-spoke steering wheel. It was still weird, but it wasn’t quite as wonderful.
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