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Maserati is a famous Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established in 1914 in Bologna. It is a luxury car manufacturer competing directly with Aston Martin and Jaguar, and sometimes with the large German mass-producers, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, Ernesto and Mario, were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati marque. Maserati began making race cars with 4, 6, 8 and 16 cylinders. Racing successes continued, even against the giants of German racing, Auto Union and Mercedes. Maserati had retired from factory racing participation due to the Guidizzolo accident in 1957 and became more and more focussed on road cars.

Maserati has been owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. since 1993. Inside the Fiat Group, Maserati has been initially associated with Ferrari S.p.A., but more recently it has become part of the sports car group including Alfa Romeo.

The Maserati Trident is a stylized version of the trident found on the massive fountain / statue of Neptune by Flemish sculptor Giovanni Da Bologna. The statue is a well known symbol of Bologna (the city where Maserati was founded), and the Maserati brother that designed the logo sought to honor the city (and help themselves) by using a famous and popular Icon of Bologna.

Maserati official site
1954 - 250F