Maserati

Maserati was founded on December 1, 1914, in Bologna, by the Maserati brothers: Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto. Today, Maserati is headquartered in Modena, while its owner is none other than the FCA Group, which also has the likes of Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo as part of its portfolio. Speaking of ownership, Maserati had a rough patch when it comes to who owned the company. In 1937, it was sold to Adolfo Orsi’s family, who brought the brand on a successful course in motorsports. Believe it or not, Citroën took ownership of Maserati in 1968, but after the French firm went bankrupt in 1974, Maserati was put into liquidation. Thanks to an agreement with the Ministry of Industry in Rome, Maserati landed in the backyard of state-owned holding company GEPI and Alejandro de Tomaso, which was named president and CEO of Maserati. But stability was far from attained. In 1993, de Tomaso sold his 51% stake in Maserati to Fiat, which would become the sole owner of Maserati and pumped substantial investments into the company in an attempt to make it both profitable and desirable once again. Come 1997, Fiat sold a 50% share in Maserati to Ferrari and by 1999, the Prancing Horse took full control and turned Maserati into its luxury division. Things wouldn’t last here either, because in 2005, Maserati and Ferrari parted ways, with the latter going under the Fiat Group umbrella, together with Alfa Romeo, under the same form of organisation that we know today.

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Update: 2022 Maserati MC20 Cielo to Launch on May 25

Update: 2022 Maserati MC20 Cielo to Launch on May 25

The MC20 Convertible will be the Italian Automakers first mid-engined Roadster in 16 years, following in the footsteps of the bonkers MC12 Spyder

One of the first open-top MC20 prototypes has left the gates of Maserati’s old Modena plant. They picked a different style for the car’s camouflage this time around with a blue cloud livery. I mean it is a convertible after all and this cloud theme probably signifies opening up to the blue skies.

Update 5/17/2022: Maserati has announced that the MC20 Spyder would officially go by the name "Cielo" and that it will be fully revealed on May 25, 2020.

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A Maserati Quattroporte GTS On The Streets Of Paris; It Can't Get Any Better Than This

A Maserati Quattroporte GTS On The Streets Of Paris; It Can’t Get Any Better Than This

This short film on the quintessential sports sedan should get your pulses racing and invoke a sense of passion

The Maserati Quattroporte through the streets of the French capital - this really is genesis (and I’m not talking about the Korean brand here). Yes, I know we live in an era where silent EVs whizz past you at breakneck speed, but you just can’t ignore the theater and drama of a Quattroporte as you’ll see in this short film. There truly is something cynical about it.

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2023 Maserati Grecale

2023 Maserati Grecale

While the German competition is sensible, Maserati fights back with passion and flair with the new Grecale

If you want an indicator on what type of vehicles the market is currently leaning toward, all you need to do is take a simple look at the current lineup of traditional sportscar manufacturers like Porsche and Maserati. While the sales figures of these two used to be dominated by sporty cars in the past, SUVs now make up the majority of their overall tally. This is why a compact luxury SUV from Maserati called the Grecale was pretty much bound to happen already.

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Maserati Doesn't Want to Share The MC20's Reworked Ferrari Engine

Maserati Doesn’t Want to Share The MC20’s Reworked Ferrari Engine

Apparently, when you slap a new head on a Ferrari engine, the trick is to keep it proprietary because it’s totally all yours

One of the big things that made the Maserati MC20’s reveal so special was that it was supposed to be powered by a totally new V-8 that was built in-house by Maserati – something that would have marked an end to the company borrowing engines from Ferrari. Later on, we learned that the Nettuno V-6 was at least Ferrari derived, and after that, we learned that it was essentially Ferrari’s F154 engine with a different head – something that increased its compression to 11:1 but otherwise, it’s mostly identical. Now a new report claims that Maserati doesn’t want to share its reworked engine to keep it “proprietary.”

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2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo

2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo

Does the Maserati Grecale Trofeo have enough substance to outclass the competition?

Even a brand like Maserati isn’t immune from the SUV and crossover trend. The Italian luxury automaker, whose lineup was primarily dominated by sports sedans and grand tourers, now has two SUVs in its lineup. Enter the Maserati Grecale, which is their smallest SUV yet.

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New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

This is definitely what the Grecale should be, though it’s not meant for this world

The Maserati Grecale was recently revealed as the brand’s new compact crossover to compete with models like the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, among others. It follows the typical recipe with four doors, mild ride height, and a slightly sloping roof, all of which come together to make it look more like a raised hatchback than a real SUV. What if Maserati changed up that recipe, though? What if the Grecale was actually a three-door crossover instead?

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2022 Maserati Grecale Fuoriserie "Mission from Mars" Edition

2022 Maserati Grecale Fuoriserie "Mission from Mars" Edition

Maserati wants us to believe that this special-edition Grecale has been ordered by a Martian!

Maserati officially unveiled its new Grecale earlier this week and it seems that the new SUV is already making quite an impression. And, according to Maserati, not only on earth! Its latest creation is a direct order from Mars. Or at least this is what the company claims in its press release. Of course, do not expect a Martian from Mars to have actually ordered this special edition, but, whoever did it, was actually very inspired.

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2023 Maserati Grecale Folgore

2023 Maserati Grecale Folgore

The Trident marque’s foray into electrification sure looks promising

After what seemed like the longest wait, the Maserati Grecale is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited. Now, this is an exciting new model for the Modena-based automaker. Why?

Because Maserati’s new Grecale isn’t just another D-segment competitor. The SUV also debuts the Trident brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle, the 2024 Maserati Grecale Folgore. The Folgore (which translates to ‘lightning’ in Italian) nameplate refers to all-electric models from the Trident brand, with the compete model roll-out by 2025.

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The Maserati Grecale Breaks Cover With The MC20's Engine And A Lot Of High-Tech Features!

The Maserati Grecale Breaks Cover With The MC20’s Engine And A Lot Of High-Tech Features!

The Maserati Grecale will be offered in three trims and a special launch edition, with the top-spec model available with the MC20 supercar’s V-6 engine!

Maserati teased the Grecale a couple of years back and announced that it will debut in 2021. But, courtesy of the global chip shortage, the debut was pushed to 2022. Fast forward to the present day, and the Maserati Grecale is finally here. The Grecale slots itself below the Levante as the entry-level compact luxury SUV. But, the automaker has made sure it feels special. For starters, it will come with a high-performance Trofeo version that will be powered by the same 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that does duties in the MC20 supercar as well! It is, of course, a detuned version of the engine, but it still makes over 500 horses. Other than this, it is also pretty heavy on tech features and comes with up to four screens inside the cabin. Sounds like a sweet deal at the onset, doesn’t it?

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The Maserati Grecale Debuts Today; Watch The Livestream Right Here

The Maserati Grecale Debuts Today; Watch The Livestream Right Here

Maserati’s latest compact luxury SUV debuts today, and here’s all you need to know before it comes out

SUVs are all the rage and no one’s denying it. Alfa Romeo tried to revive its fortunes by unveiling a compact SUV recently called the Tonale. Now, Maserati is doing the same by coming up with an SUV called the Grecale. The Grecale will slot below the Levante in the company’s lineup and will pretty much be an entry-level offering expected to start around $40,000.

The company has teased it a few times in the past, and now, it is finally about to grace us. The Grecale is all set to debut today (22nd March), and you can watch the live stream right here at 9 a.m. EDT.

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After the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, We've Now Spotted The 2023 Grecale Folgore EV Prototype For The First Time

After the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore, We’ve Now Spotted The 2023 Grecale Folgore EV Prototype For The First Time

It will be the second all-electric model offered by Maserati

It was just last week when Maserati revealed the first teaser images for the "Folgore" - its new 100% electric range. The teaser images came at the same time with the promise that "Maserati will set the benchmark in every market segment and will be the first luxury brand to complete its electric line-up by 2025."

The first model to get the Folgore nomenclature will be the GranTurismo. It will be followed by the yet to be revealed Grecale SUV, the MC20 super sports car, the new Quattroporte sport sedan, and the full-size Levante SUV. All this by 2025.

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Behold The Sight Of The First Maserati Electric Vehicle – The GranTurismo Folgore

Behold The Sight Of The First Maserati Electric Vehicle – The GranTurismo Folgore

Maserati’s first EV, the GranTurismo Folgore has been spotted and it will most likely debut in 2023

Maserati’s road to electrification has begun, and here’s your first glimpse at the company’s first fully electric vehicle, the GranTurismo Folgore. The Folgore was spotted winter testing recently, but it is still some time away. The automaker will roll out the fuel-powered GranTurismo before the electric version, which means the EV might debut next year and arrive in 2024.

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The 2022 Maserati MC20 Cabriolet Caught Testing At The Arctic Circle

The 2022 Maserati MC20 Cabriolet Caught Testing At The Arctic Circle

Not too long ago, Maserati announced the MC20 Cabriolet, and now, we’ve spotted in the wild

We knew already that Maserati will offer a cabriolet version for its MC20 sports car. The company had dropped some official spy shots images at the end of December 2021.

Now, two months later, the first prototype was caught testing during cold winter conditions near the Arctic Circle.

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What is the Cheapest Maserati?

The cheapest Maserati you can get in the US is the Ghibli, priced from $75,480. In Germany, things are quite similar, in the sense that the Ghibli is also the most affordable (we wouldn’t say cheap) model in Maserati’s lineup, with a starting price tag of €69,300. That being said, there’s not really such thing as a cheap Maserati.

What is the Sportiest Maserati?

The sportiest Maserati, if we are to ignore the high-maintenance MC12, is the GranTurismo. It packs a 4.7-liter high-revving V-8 good for 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and top out at 186 mph (300 km/h). Coming back to the MC12, it packs a 6-liter

derived V-12 powerplant pushing out 621 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 481 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. Top speed is a whopping 205 mph (330 km/h) while the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) interval is cleared in 3.8 seconds.

What is the Most Popular Maserati?

The most popular Maserati is the Levante SUV, which in 2018 was sold in 18,447 units across the world. It was followed by the likes of Ghibli (11,220), Quattroporte (3,505), and GranTurismo/GranCabrio (1,699). If we are to ignore the sales figures and look at the brand’s legacy, then it would be hard to pinpoint an exact model. Perhaps the MC12 could be named the most popular Maserati, since it’s the most extreme road-going car to wear the trident logo.

What is the Most Expensive Maserati?

The most expensive Maserati you can buy today is the GranTurismo Convertible ($150,980) or, how they call it in Europe, the GranCabrio (€144,320). Also worth mentioning is that the Maserati MC12 came with a price tag of $1.5 million. So, there’s that.

What is the Fastest Maserati?

The fastest Maserati on sale today is the GranTurismo, which can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and hit 186 mph (300 km/h). However, the Maserati MC12 was able to clear the same interval in 3.8 seconds and top out at 205 mph (330 km/h).

Are Maserati Cars Reliable?

Maserati cars are not that reliable, if we are to be perfectly honest. Back in 2015, Maserati was named one of the most unreliable brands in Britain and one year later, WarrantyDirect placed it on the 36th position out of 36 in its reliability survey. Things are not particularly rosy if we look at ReliabilityIndex, who gave Maserati the Poor rating after the Italian carmaker managed to score an index of 697.