Maserati is a name known to all automotive enthusiasts. With a mission statement to ""Build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power"", Maserati distinguishes itself from other brands with this commitment. An icon in Italian automotive history for over 100 years, Maserati continues to manufacture vehicles with precision and dedication. With the help of a Maserati repair manual, both owners and dealerships can maintain these treasured, luxurious vehicles.
Maserati was established in 1914 in Bologna, Italy by five brothers Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto. Under the direction of the Maserati brothers, the companyís reputation for performance grew, especially in racing. In 1940, ownership transferred to the Orsi family who relocated Maserati headquarters to Modena, Italy where it remains today. During Orsi ownership, Maserati won back to back Indianapolis 500 races in 1939 and 1940, becoming the only Italian brand to do so. After the Guidizzolo tragedy during the 1957 Mille Miglia, Maserati withdrew completely from factory racing competitions.
In 1968, Citroen bought a controlling interest in Maserati. However, the timing could not have been worse with the effects of the oil crisis of 1973 causing the French manufacturer to release their control in 1975. After near bankruptcy, the Italian government stepped in and secured a deal with Argentine industrialist and former racing driver Alejandro de Tomaso. De Tomaso would guide Maserati for 17 years eventually selling his interest to another Italian automotive Fiat in 1993. Although Maserati is currently owned by Fiat, from 1997 until 2005, Ferrari held a 50% interest in the company.
Over the course of its storied history, Maserati has made a number of remarkable models from race cars to grand tourers. Legends like the 8CTF and the 250F have given Maserati a rich and successful racing heritage. Arguably the brands most iconic model, the 3500GT debuted in 1957. Introduced in 1963, the Quattroporte was Maseratiís first four door model. The MC12 produced from 2004-05 was Maseratiís last V12 production car, a model inspired by the Ferrari Enzo. The brandís current lineup includes the Quattroporte, Ghibli, Gran Turismo, and Levante.
Maserati is recognized globally as a brand of both luxury and performance. The trident emblem on all Maserati grilles is a reference to the statue of Neptune standing in Bologna home of the Maserati brothers. As a nod to their performance many Maserati models were named after famous winds throughout the world including the Mistral, Ghibli and Bora. Models carrying the names Indy, Kyalami, and Sebring also celebrated Maseratiís glorious motorsport history. With the rich history that these vehicles hold, a Maserati workshop manual can be utilized when maintaining any make and model of the Maserati empire.