Officine Alfieri Maserati was founded on December 1, 1914 in Bologna, Italy. Since then, Maserati has played a consistently important role in the history of sports car culture and its development.
Nearly a century of activity has brought with it moments of glory on the road and the track as well as more difficult times, which have helped forge the company's character and personality.
This section brings you all of the most important moments in the story of the Maserati marque. These include the 246.029 km/h world speed record set by Borzacchini in 1929, the World Championship won by Fangio with the 250F in 1957, and the more recent launch of the new 390-bhp Coupé Cambiocorsa in Detroit in January 2002, which marked Maserati's return to the US market.
However, Maserati's history involves more than its glorious sporting achievements and the launch of great road cars; the company has also developed industrially over the years.
Its relocation from Bologna to the current site in Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena in 1940 and its acquisition by Ferrari, completed in 1997, are but two examples of the many major events which have hailed important developments in Maserati's expansion strategies and the launch of its new cars.
In early 2005, ownership of Maserati was transferred from Ferrari to Fiat, which allowed the two marques to achieve important industrial and commercial synergies.
Maserati is a marque the began life in a local context but then went on to become a major international concern, with representatives in 43 countries. In this section, you can relive this enthralling history and get to know the people, achievements, and cars which have made the marque famous.