It’s time to celebrate one hundred years of Maserati once again with the second part of our series on lesser-known facts about the illustrious Italian automakers. Our first article covered some things surrounding the formation of the company from the brothers that started it all to the proud racing heritage.
Today, our Queens area Maserati dealer is giving you five more things you may not know about the car company. Check out these interesting facts that shed a little more light on how they came to be one of the most prestigious automakers in the entire world.
5 More Things You Didn’t Know About Maserati
1. The first car that Maserati ever built for the road was the A6 in 1947. By this time, the company was well established in the racing world and they wanted to expand into the road car market. It was a breathtaking vehicle that featured race-inspired design and plenty of power for those looking to cruise the Italian countryside.
2. Once the surviving Maserati brothers sold their shares to Adolfo Orsi in the company, the three brothers left to form their own company focused on racing and sports cars. The OSCA (Officine Specializzate Costruzione Automobili) car company was started by Ernesto, Ettore, and Bindo.
3. If you’ve ever driven one, you know that Maserati engines are expertly crafted and built to perform to the highest standards. You may not know that the engines have also been used in boats for those looking for a unique experience out on the open seas.
4. The company’s commitment to performance and scintillating design has never waivered. However, the company has changed hands over the past century with five different principle owners: the Maserati brothers, the Orsi family, Citroen, Alessandro de Tomaso, and Fiat, which owns it today.
5. The Maserati factory in Modena is state-of-the-art and is one of the reasons that when you lease a Maserati near Queens, you get an unparalleled experience. It’s not the only line of sports cars made there though. The Alfa Romeo 4C, a spritely and energetic sports car also calls the Modena factory home.
Thank you for checking out these interesting, little-known facts about Maserati. If you are interested in driving one today, then give Gold Coast a call at 516-740-1234.