Maserati is an Italian car manufacturer, which produces exclusive luxury sports cars. Its headquarters are located in Modena. At the moment, the brand is owned by Fiat S.p.A. more
Maserati emblem is a trident, based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna, where the company was founded. Moreover, Neptune is the symbol of strength and vigor.
In 1914, Alfieri Maserati and his brothers Bindo and Ernesto, created a 2-litre Grand Prix car. In 1926, one of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won Targa Florio competition. In 1937, the brand was sold to Adolfo Orsi family, but Maserati brothers continued to be the company’s engineers. In 1939 and 1940, Maserati won Indianapolis 500 and became the only Italian car maker, which managed to do that.
In 1957, Maserati stopped to take part in races after the tragedy, which took place at Mille Miglia in Guidizzolo. The same year, the company decided to build road cars and Maserati 3500 GT grand tourer was created.
In 1968, Maserati was sold to Citroen. In 1971, Maserati Bora, the first series production mid-engined car of the brand, was introduced. In 1975, former racer Alejandro de Tomaso and holding company GEPI became new owners of the brand. In 1982, the company introduced legendary Maserati Biturbo, a compact supercar, which immediately won the hearts of the consumers.
In 1993, the company was sold to Fiat. In 1998, the brand produced 3200 GT and the company started to a new chapter in its history. In 1999, it started to be controlled by Ferrari and turned into its subdivision, producing luxury vehicles. In 2005, the Maserati and Alfa Romeo group was formed under Fiat Group after Maserati was dissociated from Ferrari. 2007 was the first year, when Maserati made profit under the rule of Fiat.