Where Is Maserati Made?

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Is Maserati Italian? Without a doubt! Maserati is one of the most iconic Italian automotive brands. Of course, for some drivers, the more pertinent question is, “Where is Maserati made today?” Here as well, we’re happy to report that they’ve stayed true to their roots. Maserati is made in Italy, and we don’t expect that to change any time soon. Keep reading to get the answer to many more questions, including:

  • Where are Maserati cars made?
  • Who owns Maserati?
  • Which models does the brand manufacture today?
  • Who makes Maserati engines?

Where are Maserati Cars Made?

Where is the Maserati country of origin? These high-performance automobiles have been made in Italy since the Maserati brothers founded the company in 1914, in Bologna, Italy.

Today, the Maserati country of origin is still Italy, but their headquarters have moved from Bologna to Modena, which is also home to several other famous Italian automakers. There are also Maserati factories in the Italian cities of Turin and Grugliasco. Taking a guided tour of a Maserati factory in Italy is a trip we recommend for every vacationing Maserati enthusiast.

Who Owns the Maserati Car Company?

Now that you know where Maserati is made, you may be wondering who owns the company.  Maserati is owned by Stellantis, which was itself created in a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot SA that took place in 2021.

Of course, this wasn’t always the case. The story of who owns Maserati today has plenty of twists and turns:

  • The Maserati brand was founded in 1914 when three of the Maserati brothers started an auto workshop in Bologna, Italy.
  • Having previously built and raced cars for Diatto, the Maserati brothers had plenty of experience behind them when they started producing models of their own.
  • They created the very first Maserati car, the Tipo 26, in 1926. Alfieri Maserati would race this vehicle in the 1926 Targa Florio Grand Prix.
  • The brothers owned Maserati up until the company was sold to the Orsi family in 1937.
  • Maserati racing enthusiasts will recognize the next few years as some of the company’s most impressive. The Maserati 6CM would win the top prize in the Targa Florio every year from 1937 to 1939. In 1939 and 1940, the Maserati 8CTF would notch back-to-back wins at the Indianapolis 500—a feat that no other Italian manufacturer has ever matched.
  • In 1940, Orsi would relocate the Maserati headquarters to Modena, where it has remained ever since.

The company passed through several owners until it was bought by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 1993, and though they sold 50% of their shares in Maserati to Ferrari in 1997, they took them back by 1999.

Crucially, the answer to the question “Where is Maserati made?” has never changed! Fiat has left the company’s bases of operation and manufacturing in Italy, where Maserati is from, and we think that’s something to celebrate. No matter who owns Maserati in the future, we expect them to stay true to the Italian brand’s racing roots.

Until 2019: Who Makes Maserati Engines?

Up until relatively recently, most Maserati engines were made by Ferrari. Why did most Maserati cars come with Ferrari-built engines? It started in the 1990s after FIAT had sold off its control of Maserati to Ferrari. Later, even though FIAT regained control, contracts were in place, and it was cost-effective for Ferrari to keep making engines for Maserati vehicles. Plus, the formula worked; people liked driving a Maserati with the throaty growl of a Ferrari engine. However, Ferrari confirmed in 2019 that it would not renew its contract with Maserati, and thus, all Ferrari engines would exclusively belong to Ferrari at the end of that contract.

From 2019 Onward: Who Makes Maserati Engines Now?

Now you know Ferrari has stopped supplying Maserati vehicles with engines at the termination of the most recent contract between the two companies. So, who makes Maserati engines now, and who will carry this prestigious duty on in the future? Maserati itself!

It’s certainly not the first time that Maserati has made its own engines—and many are thrilled by the revival of in-house production. Looking to learn more about new and forthcoming Maserati-produced engines? Check out the Maserati Nettuno engine, which adapts F1 technologies to road cars.

Maserati Cars Available at Scottsdale Maserati

Now that we’ve established that Italy is where Maserati is made, we invite you to check out the following Maserati models today at our dealership near Scottsdale.

Stop by Scottsdale Maserati for a Test Drive

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next sports car. Be sure to check out our new vehicle specials as soon as possible. You can even apply for financing online. We’re a short drive away from Chandler or Paradise Valley, so drop by and take a test drive today!

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