A GIFTED FAMILY CREATES HISTORY
Alfieri Maserati was inspired by his older brother Carlo who worked as a test driver for Fiat in 1900. Along with his three other brothers, he created the first Maserati in the early 1920s. The famous logo was designed by the artist of the family, Marco, who was inspired by the trident held by a statue of Neptune in Bologna. The first cars were raced by the brothers professionally, however financial problems forced a change in their business model. There was need to focus more on producing vehicles that had more commercial potential. The brand is still involved in racing, as seen with their GT4 series and have also created their own single-marque championship, the Maserati Trofeo. In its first six years, the series quickly became very successful, attracting a diverse range of drivers from over thirty countries.