A synonym for Italian elegance and sportiness, has always been the epitome of noble restraint with racing bonds for the man and the woman of the world. Everything began, as with many other sports car builders in Italy, traditionally in the years around the first world war. In 1914, Alfieri Maserati founded his own company in Bologna, which was initially to look after Isotta Fraschini’s racing cars. After the war, the brothers Maserati worked for Diatto and built his racing car. After Diatto finished his engagement, Maserati took over the projects in self-government. In 1932 founder Alfieri unfortunately suffered the consequences of a racing accident and the brand never developed the spirit of the Maserati father ever since. Therefore, in 1937, the company entered the ownership of Adolfo Orsi, who came from Modena, who wanted to use the racing successor as an advertising medium for his other companies.
The history of Maserati
Maserati went through turbulent times after the end of the Second World War and, as a pure racing manufacturer, founded Ferrari street cars to survive economically. Already with the second model 3500GT Maserati advanced to a serious competition for Ferrari and later also Lamborghini. With the Maserati 5000GT, excess racing parts could be put to good use and the company became healthy from now on. At the end of the 60s, despite the introduction of the Quattroporte, Mistral, Mexico and Ghibli models, the Orsi brand was no longer viable and 60% of the shares in Citroen were sold. This liaison, however, only lasted until the faded 7th year and the brand Maserati changed again with De Tomaso the owner. Under its leadership the Bi-Turbo models in their numerous variants ensured the survival of Maserati and De Tomaso.
The lack of product quality, however, led to declining sales and increased warranty expenses. Maserati was once again in the late 80s and was sold to the FIAT Group in 49% in the autumn of 1989. In 1993, all shares were transferred to Fiat, which were transferred to Ferrari in 1997. In the meantime the 3200GT emerged, which however in the USA could not be homologated. Therefore, the Maserati 4200 was developed under pressure from Ferrari, also known as GranSport and Coupe in Europe. After almost four decades, Maserati returned to its origins in racing with the Ferrari Enzo-based special model MC12 for the first time. This flounder, which is limited to 50 pieces, is not traded under 2 million, but still finds the way to the tuner. Only with the Gran Turismo and the Quattroporte V, Maserati vehicles became more interesting for tuning companies like Wheelsandmore from Germany due to the improved processing. Customers again gave Maserati more confidence and began deficit in certain areas. By chassis from the Fachtun like Wheelsandmore.