Maserati is an italian luxury sports car manufacturer founded in 1914 in Bologna, Italy by four brothers. The brothers originally built cars for Grand Prix racing. The trident logo adopted by the company derives from the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. The trident logo was first used in 1920. In 1968, Maserati was taken over by Citroen. Citroen used a Maserati V6 engine in its futuristic SM model. Popular models in the 1960s and 1970s era included the Bora, Merak and Quattroporte. In 1975, De Tomaso took ownership of Maserati. Another ownership change occurred in 1993 when FIAT took control of Maserati. In 1997 FIAT sold a 50% share of the company to Ferrari. In 1999, Ferrari fully owned Maserati. In 2005, the company once again changed hands – under the FIAT Group, Maserati partnered with Alfa Romeo. In 2014, FIAT merged with Chrysler. More recently in 2021, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged with the French PSA Group to form Stellantis.
Modern models include the Quattroporte, GranTurismo, Ghibli and Levante SUV. The GranTurismo ceased in 2019 but a new 2023 model is on its way including an EV variant. The MC20 model debuted in 2020. This year, 2022, the convertible MC20 Cielo was launched.