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Maserati S.p.A.
Type Public (subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.)
Founded 1 December 1914 Bologna
Headquarters Flag of Italy Modena, Italy
Key people Sergio Marchionne, Chairman
Roberto Ronchi, CEO
Industry automotive
Parent Fiat S.p.A.
Slogan Excellence Through Passion
Website www.maserati.com

Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established on December 1, 1914 in Bologna.[1] The company's headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident. It is a luxury car manufacturer competing directly with Aston Martin and Jaguar, and sometimes with large German mass-producers, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Today, it is owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. since 1993. Inside the Fiat Group, Maserati has been initially associated with Ferrari S.p.A., more recently it is part of the sports car Group with Alfa Romeo. Maserati is a band from Athens, Georgia whose sound is best described as a combination of Post-Rock and Indie influences. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the food product, see Bologna sausage. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Modena (Mòdna in Modenese dialect) is a city and a province on the south side of the Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Car redirects here. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... 1963 Jaguar E-Type, a classic sports car 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was based upon European sports cars A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the food product, see Bologna sausage. ... Modena (Mòdna in Modenese dialect) is a city and a province on the south side of the Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A luxury car is a relatively expensive car. ... Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ...

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History

See Maserati Brothers

The Maserati brothers, Alfieri Maserati, Bindo Maserati, Carlo Maserati, Ettore Maserati, Ernesto Maserati and Mario Maserati, were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati marque. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio. Maserati began making race cars with 4, 6, 8 and 16 cylinders (actually two straight eights mounted parallel to one another). Mario, an artist, is believed to have devised the company's trident emblem, based on one the Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna. Alfieri Maserati died in 1932 but three other brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races. The Maserati Brothers were involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. ... Alfieri Maserati (September 23, 1887 in Voghera - March 3, 1932 in Bologna) was an Italian automotive engineer, known for establishing and leading the Maserati racing car manufacturer until his death. ... Carlo Maserati (Voghera, 1881 - 1919) was an italian automotive engineer, brother of the Maserati founding brothers and son of Rodolfo Maserati and Carolina Losi. ... Ettore Maserati (1894 in Voghera - August 4, 1990) was an Italian automotive engineer, one of five brothers who founded the Maserati firm in Bologna 1914. ... Ernesto Maserati (August 4, 1898 - January 12, 1975 in Bologna) was an Italian autmotive engineer and racer, with Maserati of Modena since its inception in Bologna, December 14, 1914, together with his brothers Alfieri Maserati (leader), Ettore Maserati, Bindo Maserati and others. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Orsi ownership

In 1937, the remaining Maserati brothers sold their shares in the company to the Adolfo Orsi family, who in 1940 relocated the company headquarters to their hometown of Modena,[1] where it remains to this day. The brothers continued in engineering roles with the company, however. Racing successes continued, even against the giants of German racing, Auto Union and Mercedes. In 1939, a Maserati 8CTF won the Indianapolis 500, a feat repeated the following year. Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Modena (Mòdna in Modenese dialect) is a city and a province on the south side of the Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ...


The war then intervened, Maserati abandoning cars to produce components for the Italian war effort. During this time, Maserati worked in fierce competition to construct a V16 towncar for Benito Mussolini before Ferry Porsche of Volkswagen built one for Adolf Hitler. They failed in this endeavour and the plans were scrapped. Once peace was restored, Maserati returned to making cars, the Maserati A6 series, doing well in the post-war racing scene. Mussolini redirects here. ... Prof. ... VW redirects here. ... Hitler redirects here. ... Maserati A6 were various cars made by Maserati of Italy, «A» for the Alfieri brothers (founders of Maserati) and «6» for the straight-six engine. ...


Key people will join the Maserati team, Alberto Massimino, an old Fiat engineer, with both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari experiences. He will be in charge of overseeing the design of all racing models for the next ten years. With him will join "ingeniore" Giulio Alfieri (1924-2002),Vittorio Bellentani and Gioacchino Colombo (1903 - 1987), the designer of the V12 Ferrari. The focus was to come with the best engines and the best chassis to succeed in car racing. All these new projects will receive the last contribution of the Maserati brothers, who after the 10-year contract with Orsi, went on to form the O.S.C.A. car builder. This team worked on several projects (Maserati 4CLT, Maserati A6 series, Maserati 8CLT), including one that will be pivotal for the future success of the company: the Maserati A6GCM Alberto Massimino (1895 in Torino - 1975 in Modena) was an italian automotive engineer. ... Giulio Alfieri (Parma, July 10, 1924 - Modena, March 20, 2002), was an italian automobile engineer, affiliated with Maserati in Modena, Italy since 1953, where he was central to the development of racing and production cars in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Vittorio Bellentani (Modena 1906 - ) was an italian automobile engineer. ... Italian Gioacchino Colombo was an automobile engine designer. ... Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili - Fratelli Maserati SpA, is usually abbreviated to O.S.C.A. and sometimes spelled OSCA or Osca, was an Italian brand of sports car automobiles. ... The Maserati 4CL and its derived sister model the Maserati 4CLT are single-seat racing cars that were designed and built by Maserati. ... Maserati A6 were various cars made by Maserati of Italy, «A» for the Alfieri brothers (founders of Maserati) and «6» for the straight-six engine. ...


The famous Argentinian driver Juan-Manuel Fangio raced for Maserati for a number of years in the 1950s, producing a number of stunning victories including winning the world championship in 1957 in the Maserati 250F alongside with Toulo de Graffenried, Louis Chiron, Prince Bira, Enrico Platé and with a few others. Other racing projects in the 50s were the Maserati 200S, Maserati 300S (with several famous pilots, among these, Benoit Musy), Maserati 350S, Maserati 450S, followed in 1961 by the famous Maserati Birdcage. For other uses, see Argentina (disambiguation). ... Juan Manuel Fangio (June 24, 1911 - July 17, 1995) was a noted Argentinian racing car driver and winner of the Formula One championship five times, including four in a row from 1954-57. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Maserati 250F (first raced January 1954 - last raced November 1960) were twentysix racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, used in Formula One racing (thus, the «F»). It used the Maserati A6 SSG straight-six 2. ... Toulo de Graffenried was a Formula One driver from Switzerland. ... Louis Alexandre Chiron, born August 3, 1899 in Monte Carlo, Monaco – died there on June 22, 1979, was a champion of Grand Prix motor racing. ... Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh, best known as Prince Bira of Siam, now Thailand (born 15 July 1914 in Bangkok - died 23 December 1985) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Maserati, Simca-Gordini, Gordini and Connaught teams. ... Enrico Platé (b. ... Maserati 200S were twenty-eight racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, to take over for the aging Maserati A6 GCS racing variants. ... Maserati 300S (1955-1957) were twenty-eight racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, and used in FIAs endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. ... Maserati 350S were three racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, built by Giulio Alfieri, aluminum body design by Medardo Fantuzzi, both Maserati engineers. ... Maserati 450S (built 1956-1958) were nine racing cars made by Maserati of Italy, and used in FIAs endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. ... The Maserati Type 61 is among one of the most iconic racing cars in history. ...


Maserati had retired from factory racing participation due to the Guidizzolo accident (1957), though it built racing cars to be raced by others after that date. After 1957, Maserati became more and more focussed on road cars, and chief engineer Giulio Alfieri built the 6-cylinder Maserati 3500 2+2 coupe featuring an aluminum body over Carrozzeria Touring's superleggera structure, a design also used for the small-volume V8-powered Maserati 5000. Next came the Maserati Sebring bodied by Vignale and launched in 1962, the Maserati Mistral Coupé (1963) and the Spider (1964), both designed by Pietro Frua, and their first four-door, the Maserati Quattroporte (1963), also designed by Pietro Frua. The two-seater Maserati Ghibli coupe was launched in 1967, followed by a convertible in 1969. Giulio Alfieri (Parma, July 10, 1924 - Modena, March 20, 2002), was an italian automobile engineer, affiliated with Maserati in Modena, Italy since 1953, where he was central to the development of racing and production cars in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Maserati 3500 was a 2-door coupé and convertible made by Maserati of Italy, being the companys first attempt at the Gran Turismo market and large-volume production. ... Original Carrozzeria Touring badge Later badge design Carrozzeria Touring was an automobile coachbuilder established in 1926. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Space frame. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... Maserati 5000 (1959 - 1965) were thirty-four 2-door coupé automobiles, made by Maserati of Italy. ... Maserati Sebring was a 2-door coupé and convertible made by Maserati of Italy, based on the Maserati 3500, aimed at the American Gran Turismo market the car was named 3500 GTiS, «S» named after the 12 Hours of Sebring racing victory (1957). ... Tatra 613 coupe Vignale - 1969 The Vignale designed Tatra 613-4 Mi Long Model 1995. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maserati Mistral, named after a cold northerly wind of southern France, was the successor to the iconic 3500 GT. It was the first in a series a classic Maseratis to be given the name of a wind and the last model from the Casa del Tridente to be equipped... Pietro Frua (1965) Pietro Frua (May 2, 1913 - June 28, 1983) was one of the leading Italian coachbuilders and car designers during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Maserati Quattroporte (I). ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Pietro Frua (1965) Pietro Frua (May 2, 1913 - June 28, 1983) was one of the leading Italian coachbuilders and car designers during the 1950s and 1960s. ... The Maserati Ghibli is a two-door, two-seater coupe released by Maserati in 1967. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


Citroën ownership

A 1957 Maserati 200SI at the Scarsdale Concours
A 1957 Maserati 200SI at the Scarsdale Concours
Maserati "Birdcage"
Maserati "Birdcage"
1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe
1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe
Maserati Quattroporte grille
Maserati Quattroporte grille

In 1968, came a great change—purchase by Citroën. Adolfo Orsi remained the nominal president, but Maserati changed a great deal. New models were launched, and built in much greater numbers than before. Citroën borrowed Maserati expertise and engines for the Citroën SM and other vehicles, and Maseratis also incorporated Citroën technology, particularly in hydraulics. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2296 KB) Summary A 1957 Maserati 200SI - By Brett Weinstein (Wikipedia User: Nrbelex) taken at the Scarsdale Concours in 2006 Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2296 KB) Summary A 1957 Maserati 200SI - By Brett Weinstein (Wikipedia User: Nrbelex) taken at the Scarsdale Concours in 2006 Licensing This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v. ... External Links Scarsdale Concours dElegance Website Categories: Stub | Auto shows ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (869x571, 126 KB) Bildbeschreibung: Maserati birdcage Quelle: Spurzem Fotograf: Lothar Spurzem Datum: 1993 im Rennsportmuseum am Nürburgring File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maserati Maserati Tipo... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (869x571, 126 KB) Bildbeschreibung: Maserati birdcage Quelle: Spurzem Fotograf: Lothar Spurzem Datum: 1993 im Rennsportmuseum am Nürburgring File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maserati Maserati Tipo... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... Maserati 5000 (1959 - 1965) were thirty-four 2-door coupé automobiles, made by Maserati of Italy. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1341 KB) Maserati Sebring, aka 3500 GTI S (May 22nd 2005) Author: Snowdog File links The following pages link to this file: Maserati ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1341 KB) Maserati Sebring, aka 3500 GTI S (May 22nd 2005) Author: Snowdog File links The following pages link to this file: Maserati ... Maserati Sebring was a 2-door coupé and convertible made by Maserati of Italy, based on the Maserati 3500, aimed at the American Gran Turismo market the car was named 3500 GTiS, «S» named after the 12 Hours of Sebring racing victory (1957). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, founded in 1919 by André Citroën. ... Vestigal chrome fins betray American styling cues The Citroën SM was a high performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1970 and 1975. ... Hydropneumatic is the name given to a suspension system invented by Citroën and fitted to Citroën cars, as well as being adapted by other car manufacturers, notably Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot. ...


New models included the Maserati Bora, the first mass-produced mid-engined Maserati, in 1971, and the Maserati Merak and Maserati Khamsin soon afterwards; the Maserati Quattroporte II, which shared some parts with Citroën SM, never came into production. The 1973 oil crisis, however, put the brakes on this ambitious expansion—suddenly, the demand for fuel-thirsty sports cars shrank. Citroën went bankrupt in 1974 and on May 23, 1975, the new controlling group PSA Peugeot Citroën declared that Maserati also was in liquidation.[2] Propped up by Italian government funds (GEPI), the company stayed alive, if barely. The Maserati Bora is a Maserati two-seater coupe powered by a V8 engine. ... Mid-engine in a Hanomag-Fahrgestell. ... The Maserati Merak, introduced in 1974, was essentially a junior version of the Maserati Bora. ... The Maserati Khamsin was a sports car introduced in 1974 by Italian automaker Maserati as a successor to the Maserati Ghibli. ... Maserati Quattroporte II was 4-door car from Maserati that never was put into mass-production only 13 was built, it had some parts incommon with Citroën SM. ... Vestigal chrome fins betray American styling cues The Citroën SM was a high performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1970 and 1975. ... The 1973 oil crisis began in earnest on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) is a vehicle company that owns the marques Peugeot and Citroën. ...


The Maserati engine and its associated gearbox have been used in other vehicles such as Special Rally prepared Citroën DS, as used by Bob Neyret in Bandama Rally or in the Ligier JS 2. Ligier Automobiles logo. ...


De Tomaso

1975 saw the company back on its feet with Alessandro de Tomaso,[2] an Argentinian former racing driver, the new managing director. De Tomaso had arranged for the Benelli motorcycle company, which he controlled, to buy Maserati from Citroën and install him as its head. New models were introduced in 1976, including the Maserati Kyalami and the Maserati Quattroporte III. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alessandro De Tomaso (lived 1928 - 2003 was an automobile industrialist in Italy. ... Benelli is an Italian Motorcycle manufacturer. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... The Maserati Kyalami (named after South Africa´s Formula 1 circuit) was a new model rushed into production after Alessandro de Tomaso took helm of the company. ... See also: Maserati Quattroporte Considered a business mans Maserati, the Quattroporte III was launched by newly empowered Maserati chief Alejandro de Tomaso and his design staff in 1976. ...


The 1980s saw the company largely abandoning the mid-engined sports car in favour of squarish, front-engined, rear-drive coupes, cheaper than before but with aggressive performance, like the Maserati Biturbo.The Maserati Biturbo has been declined in a large number of models, all sharing key components among which a short two door coupe Maserati Karif and a cabriolet, the Spyder, designed by Zagato. The last version of the Maserati Biturbo was called Maserati Racing. It has been a transitional model in which several features to be found on the Ghibli II and the Shamal were tested. Two new coupes, the Maserati Shamal and Maserati Ghibli II, were released in 1990 and 1992, respectively. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Rear wheel drive was a common form of engine/transmission layout used in automobiles throughout the 20th century. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... The Maserati Biturbo (IPA: bi. ... The Maserati Karif is a luxury coupe produced by Maserati between 1988 and 1992. ... The Maserati Biturbo (IPA: bi. ... The Maserati Shamal is a small two-door coupe introduced by Italian automaker Maserati on December 17, 1989. ... The Maserati Ghibli is a two-door, two-seater coupe released by Maserati in 1967. ...


The company also worked loosely with Chrysler, now headed by de Tomaso's friend Lee Iacocca. Chrysler purchased part of Maserati and the two jointly produced a car, the Chrysler TC by Maserati that took much too long to introduce on the US market. The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... Lido Anthony Lee Iacocca (born October 15, 1924) is an American industrialist most commonly known for his revival of the Chrysler brand in the 1980s when he was the CEO. Among the most widely recognized businessmen in the world, he was a passionate advocate of U.S. business exports during... Chryslers TC by Maserati was a Chrysler K platform GT car jointly developed by Chrysler and Maserati. ...


There was also two further very challenging projects:

  • the Chubasco a V8 mid-engine supercar, unfortunately due to lack of funding remained a dream.
  • the Maserati Barchetta a small open top mid engine sports car, unfortunately very few cars were produced.

For other uses, see Supercar (disambiguation). ... The Maserati Barchetta was a mid-engined, no-door 2-seat Le Mans-style supercar, in the spirit of the 350 and 450S, that was designed as a way to inject much needed excitement and enthusiasm for the carmake whose reputation had been badly ruined by years of producing notoriously...

Fiat ownership

1993 saw the company acquired by Fiat.[2] Substantial investments were made in Maserati, and it has since undergone something of a renaissance. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, a new chapter began in Maserati's history when the company launched the 3200 GT, the only "Fiat Maserati". This two-door coupé is powered by a 3.2 L twin-turbocharged V8 which produces 370 hp (276 kW); the car does 0–60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Its top speed is an amazing 285 km/h (177 mph). With the addition of a Ferrari-designed and -built V-8 and automated manual transmission for the 2002 model year, this car continues to be produced today as the Coupé (hardtop) and Spyder (convertible model). This article is about the year. ... With the 3200 GT in 1998 Maserati returned to its roots. ...


Ferrari

In 1997, Fiat sold a 50% share in the company to Maserati's long-time arch-rival Ferrari (though this was, and is, itself controlled by Fiat).[1] In 1999 Ferrari took full control, making Maserati its luxury division. A new factory was built, replacing the existing 1940s-vintage facility. Ferrari is credited for bringing Maserati back into business, after many lackluster years of Maserati teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ...


More recently, Maserati discussed an agreement with Volkswagen for the German company to share its Audi division's Quattro all-wheel-drive technology (originally meant for the still-born Maserati Kubang sport utility vehicle concept) for Maserati's current Quattroporte platform. This idea has since been abandoned because Volkswagen owns two of Ferrari's direct rivals, Lamborghini and Bugatti. VW redirects here. ... Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... Maserati Quattroporte (I). ... This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... For other uses, see Lamborghini (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bugatti (disambiguation). ...


Meanwhile two new models have been shown to the public: the MC12 road supersports and successful GT racer with an Enzo Ferrari–derived chassis and engine. And the Quattroporte, a high luxury saloon with the 4.2l V8 engine. Maserati is nowadays back in the business, very successfully selling on a global basis. In 2001 year Ferrari decided to throw away all the old instruments and installed high-tech devices in the Modena's factory. In 2001 Maserati's factory became one of the most advanced in the world The Maserati MC12 is a grand tourer and halo vehicle produced by Maserati to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. ... This article is about the car. ... Maserati Quattroporte (I). ... ...


Today

In 2005, as a consequence of the termination of the agreement between Fiat and General Motors under which GM may have been obliged to buy Fiat's car division, Maserati was separated from Ferrari and brought back under Fiat's full control. Fiat plans to create a sports and luxury division from Maserati and another of its marques, Alfa Romeo. GM had to pay Fiat around two billion dollars. Maserati sold 2,006 cars in the United States in 2005, 2,108 in 2006, and 2,540 in 2007. In the second quarter of 2007 Maserati made profit for the first time in the 17 years under the Fiat Group ownership.[3] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... For other uses, see Fiat (disambiguation). ... Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current Models

See List of Maserati vehicles for a complete historical list

Late models (2002-2006) include: 2002 Maserati Coupe GT 2002 Maserati Spyder GT In 2002, Maserati launched the Coupe and Spyder, based on the 3200 GT, which is not sold in the United States. ... Image File history File links Maserati_Quattroporte. ... Image File history File links Maserati_Quattroporte. ... Maserati Quattroporte (I). ... This list contains all Maserati production models. ...

  • Coupé, a two door, four seat coupe.
  • Spyder, a two seater convertible.
  • Gransport, a sportier two door available in both coupe and spyder versions.

Present production (2007 on) includes:

Since early 2002 Maseratis are once again being sold in the United States market, which has quickly become for Maserati the largest market worldwide. The company has also re-entered the racing arena with their Trofeo and, in December 2003, the Maserati MC12 (formerly known as the MCC), which took part in select GT races in 2004. The MC12 is based on the Enzo Ferrari supercar; 50 street-legal homologation models (roadsters and coupes) have been sold for about US$700,000 each. Maserati Quattroporte (I). ... A luxury car is a relatively expensive car. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Maserati GranTurismo is an upcoming 2-door coupé made by Maserati of Italy and will first make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. ... The Peugeot 406 Coupé, designed by Pininfarina 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupé, noted for its large, angular design 1997 Rover Vitesse Coupe, club coupé Rover P5 Coupe, a traditional four-door coupé Mercedes CLS, a modern four-door coupé Gala-Coupé of Leopold II, Brussels 1970s Sunbeam Alpine fastback coup... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Maserati MC12 is a grand tourer and halo vehicle produced by Maserati to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship. ... This article is about the car. ... USD redirects here. ...


References

Maurizio Tabucchi (March 2003). Maserati: The Grand Prix: Sports and GT Cars Model by Model, 1926-2003. ISBN 8879112600

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