Maserati – A Piece Of Automotive History

Maserati – a legend lives on. Maserati – this is a family history as it is possible only in Italy. The Maserati brothers, they have written. Born into modest circumstances, they have created one of the great legends of automotive engineering. The Maseratis started to train to train race cars for private clients – but build to order -. This led to the first small series production with the Maserati 3500 GT, with a displacement of 3.5 liters and a top speed of 230 km / h.

That was in 1957. In 1958 a Spyder version was produced. 1959 was followed by a coupe, the 5000 GT with 350 hp in a eight-cylinder V-engine, a limited edition of 32 vehicles. What makes this small series was that the vehicles are not differentiated by technology, but each individual was given an individual body. Maserati was the factory of the originals. Was the 3500 GT was still very crowded, produced from 1962 to 1966 with the much more spacious Maserati Sebring “a luxurious car with room for four. In 1964, for the 3500 GT the successor “Mistral built.

It was the last series of six-cylinder Maserati, with enormous power and low weight, then reached that the “Mistral” a top speed of over 245 mph. In 1963 the company presented a completely new car: the Maserati Quattroporte. More traditional, but very spacious four-door as a representative with a 4.9 liter V8 reamed cylinder engine and 290 hp. There was faster sedan at this time anywhere in the world. The production of the 5000 GT has been discontinued 1964th As the successor model in 1966 they brought the Maserati “Mexico” on the market, which reached its peak of a 290 HP 240 km / h. Then in 1967 the most successful ever Maserati came on the market: the “Ghibli”, which was built in 1274 and 1973 time: 330 hp and almost 280 km / h top speed. From this car, there were also parallel one Spyder version of the 125 units were built. When Maserati was taken over in 1968 by Citroen, was the “Bora”, with over 310 hp and about 280 km / h top speed developed. 1975, separated the two groups Citroen and Maserati. Alejandro de Tomaso managed the transition. They built the “Kyalami with a Maserati V8 engine. He followed in 1979 the extravagant “Quattroporte”. 1982 was the coupe “biturbo” on the market, sold by the 24 700 to 1994 pieces. In 1989 they brought the Maserati Shamal “, with 326 hp and 270 km / h top speed, a new generation of vehicles on the market. Maserati was taken over by Fiat in 1994. But one thing has remained as before: by hand, carefully detailed, fantastic design and powerful engines – this is Maserati.