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    Maserati Medici II Concept by Italdesign 1976

    The Maserati Medici is a concept car developed by the Turin design firm Italdesign for Maserati. Two slightly different models, the Medici I and the Medici II were produced in 1974 and 1976. The design was led by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Medici's design had an influence on numerous other production vehicles in the 1970s. The Medici was named after the Florentine family of the same name, renowned for their power and patronage of the arts during the Renaissance.

    The Maserati Medici was a design study for a luxury sports sedan. Both versions of the Medici were designed on the frame of the Maserati Indy as a four door fastback. Both versions had a longitudinally mounted 4.9 Liter V8, which was also borrowed from the Indy.

    Medici II
    In 1976, Giugiaro presented Medici II. Unlike the Medici I, it was a four-seater. The interior was fully redesigned, and the benches were replaced by two chairs. The rear also included a bar, refrigerator, desk, and file holder, as well as a television and a radiophone which were futuristic for the time. The main difference in the styling of the Medici II was in the front fascia. Instead of the semi-pointed front of the Medici I, the Medici II carried a higher front end, allowing for four high-set square headlights and a square, chrome-framed grille.

    The Medici II is considered the stylistic predecessor of the Maserati Quattroporte III, which was produced starting in 1979. The DeLorean is also stylistically similar to the Medici II; numerous features of the Medici II were adopted. The same applies to the four-door Lancia Delta I. The high front end was also found in many other vehicles that Giugiaro developed in the late 1970s, including the Audi Coupe. Ford took elements of the front design for the second version of the Mercury Capri.

    The Medici II was exhibited at the 1976 Paris Motor Show and sold in 1977 to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Persia, who had a fondness for Maserati models. The car now resides in the Louwman Collection.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Body architecture: 4-door, 4-seat
    Overall dimensions (mm): length 5220, width 1860, height 1370
    Wheelbase, front and rear track: 3100, 1510, 1470
    Front and rear overhang: 1090, 1030
    Engine position and drive: front longitudinal engine, rear drive
    Engine: Maserati Indy V8 of 90į, 4931 cc/cm3, 320 HP at 5500 rpm

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    Maserati Medici II Concept #2

    More fantastic shots by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.

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