Maserati Tipo 975 Ernesto Concept
The Maserati 975 is a concept based on its heritage and defines Maserati’s approach to its future in lightweight and green sport cars. This concept hybrid hyper car for 2025 is named after Ernesto Maserati, one of the founding brothers, who passed away in 1975, to honor his memory to his 50th anniversary. Taken from 1975 and Maserati’s connection to its deep family values, the 975 has 975 horsepower, weighs 975 kilograms, and is limited to 975 units produced.
This 5-engine hybrid hyper car has a total power output of 975 horsepower and a power to weight ratio of 1:1. It is powered by a 325 horsepower front-mid inline 6 which supercharges both the dual 140 horsepower front electric motors that propel the front wheels as well as the independent dual 185 horsepower rear hub motors attached directly to each axle that propel the rear wheels. Additionally it has a super lightweight ionized battery pack located in the center of the vehicle behind the drivers seat for ideal weight distribution.
It has an adaptive all wheel drive system that sends power to each wheel individually, which enhances handling, performance and safety. In pure electric mode it has a range of 200 miles (320km). But where the 975 really comes to its own, is on the track or on a mountain road. Due to its extreme vacuum suction gap in the rear past the cabin, it creates extreme amounts of down force.
Designed to keep Maserati’s heritage and incorporate its nautical influences, the 975 has a forward prone proportion enhanced by a ‘sharks ribcage’ that extends rearwards from the middle of vehicle. As though always on the showroom floor under its drapery, the 975 teases with its technical intakes and lights under the iconic Maserati waterline that runs from the headlights through the side to the taillights. Inspired by the theme of a fighter jet, the top streamline surface covers all the technical details under its skin. The drapery is peeled forward to expose the rear top exhaust, which furthermore enhances the 975s push forward proportion. Its strong low jaw with sharp teeth and high rear hips emphasize that it is always on its feet and ready to pounce forward.
Source: MM Design