Maserati Celebrates 100 Years of Extraordinary Sports Cars Around the World

It was no accident that Maserati made such an impression during this year’s Super Bowl. 2014 marks the legendary sports car brand’s 100th anniversary and in addition to the launching of the gorgeous new Ghibli sedan, Maserati is celebrating in various stylish ways. Founded in Bologna, Italy in December of 1914, Maserati's famed trident logo was inspired by the Neptune fountain in downtown Bologna.

The brand built its first car in 1926, the Tipo 26 race car, which achieved immediate renown with a victory in the 1926 Targa Florio. That set the benchmark for Maserati’s impressive racing prowess, and it went on to win the Indianapolis 500 twice, Formula One nine times and the 1957 F1 World Championship. In 1947, the luxury car brand debuted its first passenger car, the A6 grand tourer; in 1963 they introduced the world’s first sports luxury sedan in the form of the Quattroporte; and in 1993 it became part of the Fiat group, which also owns Ferrari. 

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe's Editor-at-Large, is the Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Man of the World, and Bergdorf Goodman magazine among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has al...(Read More)

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