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Maserati is an Italian premiums car manufacturer founded on 1914, in Bologna. The company headquarters is now in Modena - Italy. The company is currently owned by Italian industrial group Fiat. The family of Maserati, whose surname is brand cars consisted of six brothers: Alfieri, Carlo, Bindo, Etone, Mario and Ernesto. Mario is dedicated to the art. Carlo began his successful career as a player but died in 1919 of tuberculosis
In 1914, Alfieri decided to open his own workshop near Bologna. Soon he was joined by his two brothers, Bindo and Ernesto. Together they create a sports car with the two-liter engine. In 1926, with financial support from Diato, Maserati company began producing vehicles with four, six, eight and sixteen cylinder engines. One of the first Maserati cars driven by Alfieri won the race in the Targa Florio in 1926. Corporate logo "Trident" is the work of Mario Maserati. In 1932 he died, and Alfieri, but three other brothers, Bindo, Etone and Ernesto, the company continued.
In 1937, the remaining brothers Maserati, the family sold the company Orsi, who in 1940 transferred its headquarters in his hometown of Modena. The brothers continued to work as engineers in the company based on ten-year contract signed. In the second World War, the company works for the Italian Army. After 1957, Maserati focuses on the creation of passenger cars with six cylinder engine. In 1968, Maserati undergone major changes and was sold to Citroen. In the 70 years of the Maserati range consists of well-known and prestigious models: Coupe Maserati Merak V6, Maserati Bora V8, Maserati Khamsin C V8 luxury sedan and Maserati Quattroporte V8.
In 1982 created the new model Maserati Biturbo V6. In the following years, the company made many new developments. In May 1993, the company was owned by Fiat. In 1999 opened a new era for the model Maserati 3200 GT. One of the classics of the automotive brand like Maserati Quattroporte № 1 belongs to the former president of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, and Maserati Quattroporte № 2, which is owned by the current prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Maserati production volume in 2007 amounted to nearly eight thousand vehicles.