Maserati Specifications

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Maserati Specifications
There were no less than five Maserati brothers involved in the racing of both cars and motorcycles. Alfieri, Bindo, Ettore, Ernesto and Mario made up the Maserati dynasty, tragically sixth brother Carlo died in 1910 and there was even a seventh brother that died at birth. In 1926 the five brothers built their first 1.5 litre racer, and soon after Alfieri had a class win in the Targa Florio.

Technically speaking, there was a Maserati car manufactured in 1925 for Turin manufacturer Diatto, this being manufactured as a Grand Prix car, however this was sleeved down to produce the first 1.5 litre Maserati. At first the brothers concentrated on the exclusive manufacture of racing cars, however in 1932 Alfieri was tragically killed in a racing accident. Mario left the business to become an artist, leaving three to carry on, however by 1937 the company was struggling and industrialist Adolfo Orsi gained a controlling interest.

The remaining brothers would sign a ten year consultancy agreement, however on its expiry they left the company to form OSCA sports cars. Orsi and his son Omer were forced to find somebody extremely talented to fill the void left by the departure of the Maserati brothers, and a genius they did find, in one Gioacchino Colombo (who had already gained experience at both Ferrari and Alfa Romeo). He would oversee production of masterful race cars such as the 250F, which Juan Fangio piloted to victory in the 1957 Driver’s Championship. That same year the company released their first real road car, the 3500GT coupé. By 1966 the road-going line-up had swelled in number, to now include the Quattro Porte saloon, Mexico V8 coupe and Ghibli. These were all more traditional front engined cars, and Maserati being the company that they were (and still are) needed a mid-engined iteration to take the fight up to Ferrari – and thus begat the wonderful Bora V8 of 1971.

In 1971 the Orsi family sold their interest to Citroën, who wanted access to the technology of high performance engines to enhance the engineering on their upcoming SM coupe. In fact, the SM was quite a car, affording the best of French road-going design with one of the sweetest V6 engines under the hood, courtesy of Maserati. Citroën bailed in 1975, allowing Alejandro DeTomaso (with some financial backing from the Italian government) to take control, however it was always a struggle for survival for the company. Nevertheless some fantastic sheet metal left the company, such as the Kyalami coupe, Khamsin 2+2 and V6 engined Merak. In 1993 the company was taken over by Fiat.

Also see: The History of Maserati
1947 Maserati A6-1500  

1947 Maserati A6-1500

1948 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe  

1948 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe

1951 Maserati A6/G 2000 Frua Spyder  

1951 Maserati A6/G 2000 Frua Spyder

1953 Maserati A6G-2000  

1953 Maserati A6G-2000

1954 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Gran Sport  

1954 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Gran Sport

1954 Maserati A6G-2000  

1954 Maserati A6G-2000

1954 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Gran Sport  

1954 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Gran Sport

1954 Maserati A6G-2000  

1954 Maserati A6G-2000

1957 Maserati 150 GT Spyder  

1957 Maserati 150 GT Spyder

1959 Maserati 3500 GT  

1959 Maserati 3500 GT

1959 Maserati 5000 GT  

1959 Maserati 5000 GT

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring  

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Sebring

1963 Maserati 3.7 Sebring  

1963 Maserati 3.7 Sebring

1963 Maserati 3500 GT  

1963 Maserati 3500 GT

1963 Maserati 3500 GT S  

1963 Maserati 3500 GT S

1963 Maserati 5000 GT  

1963 Maserati 5000 GT

1963 Maserati Mistral 3500 GTi  

1963 Maserati Mistral 3500 GTi

1963 Maserati Quattroporte AM 107  

1963 Maserati Quattroporte AM 107

1964 Maserati Mistral 3500 GTi  

1964 Maserati Mistral 3500 GTi

1965 Maserati Mexico Tipo 112  

1965 Maserati Mexico Tipo 112

1965 Maserati Mexico Tipo 112  

1965 Maserati Mexico Tipo 112

1966 Maserati Ghibli Tipo 115  

1966 Maserati Ghibli Tipo 115

1967 Maserati Mistral  

1967 Maserati Mistral

1967 Maserati Quattroporte  

1967 Maserati Quattroporte

1968 Maserati Simun  

1968 Maserati Simun

1969 Maserati Indy Automatic  

1969 Maserati Indy Automatic

1969 Maserati Indy Tipo 116  

1969 Maserati Indy Tipo 116

1969 Maserati Indy Tipo 116  

1969 Maserati Indy Tipo 116

1971 Maserati Boomerang  

1971 Maserati Boomerang

1971 Maserati Bora Tipo AM117  

1971 Maserati Bora Tipo AM117

1972 Maserati Boomerang  

1972 Maserati Boomerang

1972 Maserati Ghibli SS  

1972 Maserati Ghibli SS

1972 Maserati Khamsin Automatic Tipo AM120  

1972 Maserati Khamsin Automatic Tipo AM120

1972 Maserati Khamsin Tipo AM120  

1972 Maserati Khamsin Tipo AM120

1972 Maserati Merak  

1972 Maserati Merak

1972 Maserati Merak  

1972 Maserati Merak

1974 Maserati 2+2 Coupe  

1974 Maserati 2+2 Coupe

1974 Maserati Bora Tipo AM117.49  

1974 Maserati Bora Tipo AM117.49

1974 Maserati Merak SS  

1974 Maserati Merak SS

1974 Maserati Quattroporte II Tipo 130  

1974 Maserati Quattroporte II Tipo 130

1976 Maserati Kyalami  

1976 Maserati Kyalami

1978 Maserati Merak SS  

1978 Maserati Merak SS

1979 Maserati Merak  

1979 Maserati Merak

1979 Maserati Quattroporte  

1979 Maserati Quattroporte

1979 Maserati Quattroporte  

1979 Maserati Quattroporte

1982 Maserati Biturbo 2.0  

1982 Maserati Biturbo 2.0

1982 Maserati Biturbo BT25 Coupe  

1982 Maserati Biturbo BT25 Coupe

1982 Maserati Quattroporte  

1982 Maserati Quattroporte

1984 Maserati 420  

1984 Maserati 420

1984 Maserati 425  

1984 Maserati 425

1984 Maserati Biturbo 2.0S  

1984 Maserati Biturbo 2.0S

1985 Maserati Biturbo 2.5 Spider  

1985 Maserati Biturbo 2.5 Spider

1986 Maserati 420 S  

1986 Maserati 420 S

1986 Maserati Royale  

1986 Maserati Royale

1988 Maserati 222 E  

1988 Maserati 222 E

1988 Maserati 228  

1988 Maserati 228

1988 Maserati 228 Automatic  

1988 Maserati 228 Automatic

1988 Maserati 422  

1988 Maserati 422

1988 Maserati 430  

1988 Maserati 430

1988 Maserati Karif Coupe  

1988 Maserati Karif Coupe

1988 Maserati Karif Coupe Prototype  

1988 Maserati Karif Coupe Prototype

1989 Maserati 2.24v  

1989 Maserati 2.24v

1990 Maserati 4.24v  

1990 Maserati 4.24v

1990 Maserati 222  

1990 Maserati 222

1990 Maserati 222 SE  

1990 Maserati 222 SE

1990 Maserati 222 SE Automatic  

1990 Maserati 222 SE Automatic

1990 Maserati Shamal  

1990 Maserati Shamal

1991 Maserati 222 4v  

1991 Maserati 222 4v

1991 Maserati 222 SR  

1991 Maserati 222 SR

1991 Maserati 222 SR Automatic  

1991 Maserati 222 SR Automatic

1991 Maserati 430.4v  

1991 Maserati 430.4v

1991 Maserati Barchetta Stradale  

1991 Maserati Barchetta Stradale

1991 Maserati Racing  

1991 Maserati Racing

1992 Maserati 2.24v  

1992 Maserati 2.24v

1992 Maserati 4.24v  

1992 Maserati 4.24v

1992 Maserati Ghibli Tipo 336B204P  

1992 Maserati Ghibli Tipo 336B204P

1992 Maserati Spider 2.0  

1992 Maserati Spider 2.0

1994 Maserati Quattroporte 2.0i V6  

1994 Maserati Quattroporte 2.0i V6

1995 Maserati Ghibli  

1995 Maserati Ghibli

1954 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Gran Sport  

1995 Maserati Ghibli Cup

1995 Maserati Quattroporte 2.8  

1995 Maserati Quattroporte 2.8

1996 Maserati Quattroporte V8  

1996 Maserati Quattroporte V8

1998 Maserati 3200 GT  

1998 Maserati 3200 GT

1998 Maserati Quattroporte 2.0i V6 Evoluzione  

1998 Maserati Quattroporte 2.0i V6 Evoluzione

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V6  

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V6

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V6 Automatic  

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V6 Automatic

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V8 Automatic  

1998 Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione V8 Automatic

2000 Maserati Buran  

2000 Maserati Buran

2001 Maserati Spyder GT Tipo M138 ADE  

2001 Maserati Spyder GT Tipo M138 ADE

2002 Maserati 4200 GT  

2002 Maserati 4200 GT

2003 Maserati Kubang  

2003 Maserati Kubang

2003 Maserati Quattroporte  

2003 Maserati Quattroporte

2004 Maserati Gransport  

2004 Maserati Gransport

2004 Maserati MC12  

2004 Maserati MC12

2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th  

2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th

2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder  

2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder

2006 Maserati Quattroporte Automatica  

2006 Maserati Quattroporte Automatica

2007 Maserati GranTurismo  

2007 Maserati GranTurismo

2008 Maserati GranTurismo S  

2008 Maserati GranTurismo S

2008 Maserati Quattroporte S  

2008 Maserati Quattroporte S

2009 Maserati GranCabrio  

2009 Maserati GranCabrio

2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S  

2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale  

2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

2011 Maserati GranCabrio Sport  

2011 Maserati GranCabrio Sport

2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC  

2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport  

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Automatic  

2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Automatic

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