This is the History of
Maserati, an Italian
automobile manufacturer founded by Emilio Maserati
and his brothers.
"Alfieri Maserati Garage Workshop" opens its doors in Bologna.
Targa Florio, Tipo 26: debut and victory for the car, driven by Alfieri Maserati himself. This was the first vehicle which carries the Trident emblem on the bonnet, and thus the first known Maserati Automobile.
Emilio Maserati wins the title of overall Italian champion in the Tipo 26.
Baconin Borzacchini, Tipo V4: breaks the world speed 10 km record at 246 km/h.
Borzacchini, V4: first victory in a Grand Prix, at Tripoli.
Maserati, first among the European constructors to introduce hydraulic brake controls on its racing cars. Giuseppe Campari, with Tipo 8 CM
wins the Grand Prix of France and Tazio Nuvolari the Grand Prix of Belgium and of Nice.
Giuseppe Furmanik, Tipo 4CM: breaks the world speed record for the 1100 class at 222 km/h.
Wilbur Shaw with 8CTF wins the 500 Auto Race in Indianapolis: Maserati will remain the first and only Italian constructor to date to win this
Maserati moves to Modena.
Presentation of the first GT car: the A6 1500, with Pininfarina bodywork. The racing version A6GCS comes out winning with Alberto Ascari
on the Modena track.
The 250F is victorious in Argentina; this single-seater will enable Maserati to win the Formula 1 World Championship.
Fangio wins the world titles with the 250F. At the end of the year Maserati officially retires from racing.
The 3500 GT is the first Italian car available with fuel injection.
Mistral and Quattroporte, the fastest saloons of the world, are created.
Presentation of the Ghibli, a coupé designed by Giugiaro.
Citroen joins as a partner, and the V6 engine production is started. Presentation of the 2+2 Indy.
Presentation of the Bora, the first mid-engined Maserati GT. Merak will follow a year later.
Kamshin, designed by Bertone, replaces Ghibli.
Citroen leaves the company, taken over by Alejandro De Tomaso.
The new Quattroporte, designed by Giugiaro, is introduced as a high profile car and will be used even by the President of the Italian Republic.
De Tomaso changes strategy and starts producing Biturbo, a saloon with 2 doors with 6-cylinder engine.
Shamal is the first car featuring the new Biturbo 8-cylinder of 3200 cc.
Fiat Auto purchases the complete share package and in 1998 presents the new Quattroporte.
Ferrari acquires the control of Maserati.