Maserati

 
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Founded
December 01, 1914
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Maserati
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£2.2 BILLION (est)
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10 (May)
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Electric

Maserati is an Italian brand founded in December 194 by the Maserati brothers and has been owned by the Fiat Chrysler Group / Groupe PSA since 1993.

Maserati is an Italian brand founded in December 194 by the Maserati brothers and is currently owned by the Fiat Chrysler Group / Groupe PSA.

The Brothers started making their first car designs at the outbreak of World War 1 building Grand Prix cars for Diatto. By 1926 Diatto halted the production of racing cars which led to the creation of the first Maserati.

In 1937 the brothers sold their shares in the company to the Adolfo Arsi family . The headquarters were moved to Modena and to this day remains the Headquarters.

The brothers remained as engineers in the company with racing successes in the 8CTF in 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500. This made Maserati the only Italian motor group to do so.

In 1968 Citroen bought the company from the Adolfo Arsi Family and would start to build and manufacture engines for the new Citroen models such as the rally DS's. This further allowed Maserati to utilise the financial backing of Citroen to further develop their models and produce the Quattroporte II.

By the 1980's they ditched the mid engine in favour of the front-engine rear wheel drive and produced the first V6 twin turbocharged engine (the Maserati BiTurbo).

By 1993 the Fiat group had taken a 51% controlling stake in the company and from here Maserati really took off with the 3200GT.

Now in 1997 Fiat then sold a 50% share to Ferarri (which was owned by Fiat), this provided Ferarri full control and made Maserati its Luxury divison and brought it back to business. The models became more desirable after the input and drive train from the Ferarri Enzo into the new MC12, GT Racer and Quattroporte.

The next alliance was with Alfa Romeo (again owned by Fiat) in 2005 before Fiat announced it would re brand the Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Maserati under the FCA Group.

Did you know:

  1. The trident logo of the Maserati car company, designed by Mario Maserati, is based on the Fountain of Neptune
  2. Before it made cars, Maserati was best known for spark plugs.
  3. Maserati's Modena factory also builds the Alfa Romeo 4C.

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