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Maserati

Via Ciro Menotti, 322 - 41122 Modena (MO)

Phone 059 590511 (centralino)

Date of last update: 27/07/2016, 11:42

Maserati is one of the most fascinating car production companies with a long history of appeal, tradition and sporting success. It was founded in Bologna by Alfieri Maserati on 1 December 1914 and established as a mechanical workshop named ‘Officine Alfieri Maserati’. In 1926 Maserati was transformed from a workshop, modifying or developing the vehicles of other companies, into a company designing, building and selling its own.

The Maserati brothers adopted the symbol of the Trident, created by the artist of the family Mario Maserati and inspired by the famous statue of Neptune in Bologna, and made it the logo synthesising the new company in a single image. At the end of the 1930s, following the acquisition of the company by Adolfo Orsi, a businessman from Modena, Maserati moved to Modena to the current site in Viale Ciro Menotti.

Maserati has been part of the Fiat Group – now FCA – since 2005 and is a prestigious brand in the sector of sports and luxury saloon cars. It can be found in more than 60 countries, where it continues to bear witness to Italian sophistication, elegance and style around the world.

Today the factory in Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena, and the Maserati Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant, inaugurated on 30 January 2013 in Grugliasco, are able to guarantee the highest technical and quality standards.

Maserati celebrated the start of 2013 with the presentation of the sixth generation Quattroporte at the Detroit Motor Show and with the Ghibli, the new top of the range saloon which marks Maserati’s entrance into the E segment of the market, at Shanghai Motor Show. The sporty Ghibli saloon and flagship Quattroporte, feature V6 and V8 Twin-Turbo engines with power outputs ranging from 330-530hp.  There is also a Q4 all-wheel drive version as well as the recently introduced V6 Turbo Diesel with 275hp.

The range is completed by the GranTurismo coupe and the “open” GranCabrio version; equipped with aspirated V8 engines with 405-460hp they are able to offer the comfort typical of Maserati GT cars, designed to accompany passengers on pleasant journeys at a fast pace and in a comfortable and elegant way.

2014 was a very special year for Maserati as the company celebrated its centennial and, with 36,500 units delivered, a record number of vehicles sold.  At the Geneva Auto Show a special concept car named after the founder of the company, the Alfieri, was presented to mark the anniversary and to introduce the main design features of new models to come.

From Bologna
by car: motorway A1, exit Modena Sud
by train/bus: from Bologna central station, get to Modena by train and then from Modena Bus Station, take Bus 12 direction: Ascendente - Bus stop: Caduti in guerra orto botanico - Walk up to Viale Ciro Menotti (about 9 minutes)

Tours are usually addressed to Maserati owners, official dealers and cars' importers only. Neverthless, tours may be arranged on request and upon availability for groups (no more than 20 people, that then will be divided into 2 goups of 10) and potential clients.
Tours are free of charge, take place from Monday to Friday, 9am – 11am, 2pm-4pm and are available in the following languages: Italian, German, English, French. Visits last around 1 hour and a half and visitors aged under 16 are not allowed to enter the factory.

 Notes to reach Maserati: from Bologna by car: motorway A1, exit Modena Sud. By train/bus: from Bologna central station, get to Modena by train and then from Modena Bus Station, take Bus 12 direction: Ascendente - Bus stop: Caduti in guerra orto botanico - Walk up to Viale Ciro Menotti (about 9 minutes)