Choose from the small selection of Maserati brand vehicles from the list below, to see which tires offer the best performance for your local driving environment.
- GT Convertible
The History Of Maserati
Three brothers, Ettore, Ernesto, and Alfieri Maserati founded the Officine Alfieri Maserati SA in Bologna, Italy in December of 1914. The company began producing spark plugs, which became the company’s first major product; a stark contrast to what the company offers today. During World War I, Maserati began to produce various devices for aircraft engines. Before officially sitting down with his brothers and coming up with ideas to produce their very first automobile, Alfieri Maserati was busy driving race cars for other manufacturers. In 1926, Maserati officially released the Tipo 26, but that wouldn’t be the best that Maserati had to offer in the 20s.
The first mammoth that Maserati would produce would come in 1929 in the form of the V4, a racer that boasted a 16-cylinder engine and ran up to speeds of 154 miles per hour. Maserati was on its way to stardom and the proof was in the V4.
The 8-cylinder 8CM model Maserati would further bolster the company’s name and reputation when the Italian driver, Tazio Nuvolari went on to win races for the brand in 1933 and 1934. The Maserati brothers would eventually sell their brand to an industrialist by the name of Aldofo Orsi, whose financial contributions would help Maserati continue its legacy of producing high-performance racecars.
Maserati would receive even more recognition when American racer Wilbur Shaw drove the Maserati 8CTF “Boyle Special” to consecutive victories in the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500s. A few years later, after World War II, Maserati would expand into the luxury automotive market, producing its first sports models and GT models. Not wanting to abandon its success on the racing market, Maserati continued to focus on the production of its racecars as well.
Maserati would continue its success in both markets and by 1971 the company had produced the Bora, a high-performance mid-engine. Wanting to take a stab at the American market, Maserati teamed up with Chrysler to produce the Chrysler TC, but the joint venture was unsuccessful, and Maserati would have to wait sometime before exploring the U.S again.
In 1993, Maserati would be purchased by Fiat, where the company would lie dormant for 9 years before re-entering the American market with the Spyder, which was a stylish and gorgeous GT coupe. In 2005, 3 years after the release of the Spyder, Maserati became the official luxury brand for Fiat.
Since then, Maserati has piled up the awards for provided the automotive industry and its consumers with incredibly beautiful designs and impressive high-performance specs that come standard with every model it offers. Maserati has since ventured into transforming the idea of a luxury automobile, mixing in even more elements of their racing roots into their more current models.
Maserati started off in the world of automotive racing, but they were able to break into the automotive industry by combining its proud history with the creativity of its industry-best design team. Maserati still produces luxury autos that can be enjoyed both on and off the track.