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A Brief History

The Maserati engineering company was formed in 1914 by the six Maserati brothers Carlo, Bindo, Alfieri, Mario, Ettore and Ernesto. Originally set up in Bologna (who's famous statue of Neptune inspired their distinctive trident logo) they moved to the Mecca of Italian supercars, Modena, in 1939.

They began by producing racing cars, achieving many important successes over the years including the Indy 500 (1939 and 1930) and the Formula One Drivers Championship (Fangio in 1957), after which they retired from racing.

Their first road car, the A6, came in 1947 and has been followed by some true classics, particularly during the 60's and 70's. Names such as Sebring, Ghibli, Indy and Bora all sprang from Maserati's 'golden' period.

What followed however, were several changes of ownership (including Citroen and De Tomaso) leading to a period of stagnation that left Maserati in the sports car wilderness. But in 1993 Fiat took the helm, and with Ferrari's involvement from 1998, a new breed of stylish, powerful Maserati restored the company to it's rightful place in the supercar marketplace.

The 3200 led the way, followed by the 4200 Coupe, the Gransport, Quattroporte and gorgeous Granturismo. Topped off by the Enzo based MC-12, a truly rare and remarkable supercar.



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Quattroporte

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Gransport

Birdcage
 

Granturismo

Granturismo MC Stradale

Alfieri

Levante S
 

 


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Models 
Ghibli (67-73) 
Bora (71-79) 
Khamsin (74-82) 
Merak SS (75-83) 
Ghibli Cup (96-97) 
3200 GT (99-02) 
4200 Coupe (02-06) 
Quattroporte (03-12) 
MC12 (04-05) 
Gransport (04-07) 
Granturismo (07-     ) 
Granturismo MC Stradale (11-     ) 
Levante S (16-     ) 
Concepts 
Boomerang (1972) 
Birdcage (2005) 
Alfieri (2014) 
Track Only 
Stats 
Largest Engine 
MC12 (5998 cc) 
Most Powerful 
Birdcage (700 bhp) 
Best Power to Weight 
MC12 (473 bhp/ton) 
Fastest Speed 
MC12 (205 mph) 
Best 0-60mph 
MC12 (3.7 sec) 
Most Expensive 
MC12 (£1500000) 
Cheapest 
3200 GT (£12000) 
Highest Rating 
Granturismo (#262 with 73%) 
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