Maserati Needs To Build This Intoxicating Concept Right Now

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Before Maserati came out with the Ghibli, the Italian automaker focused on creating breathtaking vehicles with powerful Ferrari engines underneath the hood. To commemorate Maserati's rich heritage and as a nod towards green hypercars, transportation design student Maurice Maschmeyer designed this gorgeous concept, called the Maserati Tipo 975 Ernesto. His concept is named after one of Maserati's founding brothers, Ernesto Maserati, who passed away in 1975.

This radical hybrid hypercar is fitted with five engines for a combined output of 975 hp and boasts a power to weight ratio of 1:1. The main motor is an inline-six that generates 325 hp and powers the dual front electric motors, which produce 140 hp each. The inline-six also charges independent dual rear hub motors that put down 185 hp to each rear wheel. As with every hybrid, the 975 Ernesto Concept has an ionized batter pack, which is hidden behind the driver's seat for ideal weight distribution.

We've seen the revolutionary body style before, which isn't just for looks. The body has been designed to create an extreme amount of downforce and is modeled after a fighter jet. To provide a provocative engine note, the 975 Ernesto Concept has top-mounted exhaust pipes that give it a more fluid appearance. This has to be one of the best concepts we've ever seen, but what are the chances of Maserati actually putting something that looks this good and is this powerful on the road? Probably not that good.

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