The 150 m.p.h. Merak is a mid-engined high-performance aerodynamic coupe with bodywork designed by the noted Italian Giugiaro of Ital Design. The exciting car is derived from the eight-cylinder Bora, but uses the Citroen V6 engine from the SM model. Mid-engined configurations invariably create problems of luggage space by reason of the engine being mounted behind the seats, but Giugiaro has overcome them by using a wide front track thus providing a commodious front luggage compartment. The steering wheel is adjustable vertically as well as for reach.
Paris Motor Show