The Maserati History
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Maserati was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1914 and the company saw great success in motorsport throughout the 1920s and 1930s. After World War II came to an end, Maserati again began manufacturing sports cars and racing competitively. In the 1950s, the great Juan Manuel Fangio, one of the greatest racecar drivers of all time, raced for Maserati and proved the company’s worth on the track. In 1957, Fangio even won the world championship in the Maserati 250F, after completing what many Formula One fans believe to be the greatest drive in F1 history at the Nurburgring. It was this early success in motorsports that solidified the Maserati name on the world stage.
The 1960s and early 1970s bared witness to multiple company owners and a variety of models, but one could argue that there was a lack of focus as a result. In the mid-1970s, Alessandro de Tomaso became the head director of the company and launched vehicles like the Quattroporte III, a V8 powered, rear-wheel drive sports sedan to compete with the likes of Mercedes Benz. Many believe that under De Tomaso, Maserati experienced its rebirth. The 1980s saw the introduction of a new line of front-engine, rear-drive coupes and sedans like the Maserati Bi-turbo and the Ghilbi II, far different than their mid-engined predecessors. Purchased by Fiat in the 1990s, Maserati has been shaped into the company it is today, with models like the Grand Sport coupe, since replaced by the Gran Turismo, and the Quattroporte sports sedan. If you are interested in a Maserati exotic car rental in San Diego, Los Angeles or Las Vegas, we would be pleased to help. The trident grille is back and better than ever!