The History of Maserati

1900s

Origins of the Maserati family

The Maserati story begins with railroad worker Rodolfo Maserati, his wife Carolina Losi and seven Maserati children who all inherit their father’s passion for speed and precision engineering.

1910s

Ingenuity, war and entrepreneurship

1914, December 1st: Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto Maserati open the “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati”, a car workshop at 1, via de’Pepoli in Bologna. Five months later Italy is at war and the brothers’ technical ingenuity is put to the test.

1920s

The first step on the historic journey

1926: during the winter months, Alfieri, Ernesto and Ettore work tirelessly on their first original creation: the Tipo 26. It’s the first car named Maserati and it’s proudly displaying the soon-to-be-famous Trident logo.
1929, September 28: in Cremona, Italy, Borzacchini sets the new Class C world record at the wheel of the 16-cylinder V4, flying 10 kilometers at a speed of 246.069 km/h. This record stands until 1937.

 

1930s

Grief and glory

1937, May 1: Adolfo Orsi, an entrepreneur from Modena, purchases Maserati from the Maserati brothers.
1939, May 30: Wilbur Shaw, at the wheel of the “Boyle Special” 8 CTF, wins the Indianapolis 500 at an average speed of 185.131 km/h (115.035 mph).
1939, September 1: Maserati officially moves from Bologna to Modena, to the factory at 322 viale Ciro Menotti.

 

1940s

A new era

1940, May 30: at the wheel of the same car, Wilbur Shaw wins the Indianapolis 500 for the second consecutive time, at an average speed of 183.911 km/h (114.227 mph).
1947: the A6 1500 is presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Pininfarina, the car is named after Alfieri and the number of cylinders. It’s the first Maserati destined for daily use rather than racing, and is a huge success.

 

1950s

The Maserati miracle

1957: the 3500 GT is presented at the Geneva Motor Show and production levels scale up to meet an increasing demand for grand tourers.
1957, August 4: on the famous Nürburgring, Juan Manuel Fangio wins the German GP at the wheel of the 250 F. With this win, Fangio wins the Formula One world championship title – his fifth, Maserati’s second.

 

1960s

Icons of La Dolce Vita

1963: the first Quattroporte is presented at the Turin Motor Show, introducing a whole new category to the marketplace: the luxury sports sedan.
1966: the first Ghibli, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, is presented at the Turin Motor Show.

 

1970s

A new Maserati masterpiece

1971: the Maserati Bora, another of Giugiaro’s masterpieces, is presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Adolfo Maserati and his son Omar feel they are out of place in the new Maserati, and they step down.

 

1980s

A presidential brand

A new car is introduced in the 1980s: the Maserati Biturbo. Beautiful and extremely powerful, the 6-cylinder 1,996 cc with two compressors can reach speeds of 215 km/h.
The President of the Republic of Italy, Sandro Pertini, selects the Quattroporte III as his Presidential limousine.

 

1990s

The house of the Trident meets the Prancing Horse

1993: the unthinkable is about to happen. Two historic rivals, the Trident and the Prancing Horse – Maserati and Ferrari – are about to join forces. The partnership outshines their historic rivalry.
1998: the 3200 GT, a coupe designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with a Ferrari engine, is presented at the Paris Motor Show. This eventually gives birth to the iconic Spyder, a car that soon marks Maserati’s triumphant return to the US.

 

2000s

A global icon

2003, September 9: at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the fifth family of Quattroporte is unveiled. It is the first Maserati designed by Pininfarina in 50 years.
2007, March 5: the Geneva Motor Show is the stage for the world premiere of the new Pininfarina-designed GranTurismo, Maserati’s new grand tourer.

 

2010s

Growth and diversification

2013: the Detroit Motor Show is the setting for the worldwide introduction of the 6th generation Quattroporte, while the Ghibli, a re-envisioned and wildly successful mid-sized sedan, is presented at the Shanghai Motor Show.
2014: Maserati presents its concept car Alfieri at the Geneva Motor Show and celebrates its Centennial Anniversary.
2016 and 2017: the brand continues to innovate thanks to the launch of Levante, the Maserati of SUVs, at the Geneva Motor Show and the presentation of the restyled GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli
Levante
Levante
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
MC20
MC20

Ghibli

Ghibli
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD

Ghibli S

Ghibli S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD

Levante

Levante
Starting from JOD 119,000
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
6.0 sec
Max speed
251 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante S

Levante S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante GTS

Levante GTS
Starting from JOD 175,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.2 sec
Max speed
292 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante Trofeo

Levante Trofeo
Starting from JOD 220,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
3.9 sec
Max speed
304 km/h
Max power
580 HP
Traction
AWD

Quattroporte

Quattroporte
Starting from JOD 147,000
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
270 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte S

Quattroporte S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

Quattroporte GTS
Starting from JOD 210,000
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
RWD

MC20 Coupé

MC20 Coupé
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
3000 cc
Acceleration
<2,9 sec
Max speed
>325 km/h
Max power
630 HP
Traction
RWD
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Build and Price

Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli

Ghibli

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD

Ghibli S

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD
Levante
Levante

Levante

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
6.0 sec
Max speed
251 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from JOD 119,000

Levante S

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
AWD

Levante GTS

Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.2 sec
Max speed
292 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from JOD 175,000

Levante Trofeo

Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
3.9 sec
Max speed
304 km/h
Max power
580 HP
Traction
AWD
Starting from JOD 220,000
Quattroporte
Quattroporte

Quattroporte

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.5 sec
Max speed
270 km/h
Max power
350 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from JOD 147,000

Quattroporte S

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Max power
430 HP
Traction
RWD

Quattroporte GTS

Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Max power
530 HP
Traction
RWD
Starting from JOD 210,000
MC20
MC20

MC20 Coupé

Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
3000 cc
Acceleration
<2,9 sec
Max speed
>325 km/h
Max power
630 HP
Traction
RWD
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