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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.

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.