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About Maserati

Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established on December 1, 1914 in Bologna. The company's headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident. It is a luxury car manufacturer competing directly with Aston Martin and Jaguar, and sometimes with large German mass-producers, including Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Today, it is 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., more recently it is part of the sports car Group with Alfa Romeo.

History

The Maserati brothers, Alfieri Maserati, Bindo Maserati, Carlo Maserati, Ettore Maserati, Ernesto Maserati and Mario Maserati, 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. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio. Maserati began making race cars with 4, 6, 8 and 16 cylinders (actually two straight eights mounted parallel to one another). Mario, an artist, is believed to have devised the company's trident emblem, based on one of Bologna's civic symbols: the statue of Neptune in one of the city's main squares. Alfieri Maserati died in 1932 but three other brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races.

Orsi ownership

In 1937, the remaining Maserati brothers sold their shares in the company to the Adolfo Orsi family, who in 1940 relocated the company headquarters to their hometown of Modena, where it remains to this day. The brothers continued in engineering roles with the company, however. Racing successes continued, even against the giants of German racing, Auto Union and Mercedes. In 1939, a Maserati 8CTF won the Indianapolis 500, a feat repeated the following year.

The war then intervened, Maserati abandoning cars to produce components for the Italian war effort. During this time, Maserati worked in fierce competition to construct a V16 towncar for Benito Mussolini before Ferry Porsche of Volkswagen built one for Adolf Hitler. They failed in this endeavour and the plans were scrapped. Once peace was restored, Maserati returned to making cars, the Maserati A6 series, doing well in the post-war racing scene.

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2-door
4-seat
V8 32v 4.2L DOHC A-4
287.0 kW / 384.9 hp / 384.9 hp  451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft
17.5 l/100km / 16.1 mpg-UK / 13.4 mpg-US  

Maserati GT (2007)

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4244 cm3 / 259.0 cu in / 259.0 cu in, 287.0 kW / 384.9 hp / 384.9 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 275 km/h / 171 mph / 171 mph top speed, consumption 17.5 l/100km / 16.1 mpg-UK / 13.4 mpg-US

  
  
S6 12v 3.5L      M-6
146.0 kW / 195.8 hp / 195.8 hp  345.0 N·m / 254.5 lb·ft / 254.5 lb·ft
   

Maserati GT 3500 (1958)

petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 3483 cm3 / 212.5 cu in / 212.5 cu in, 146.0 kW / 195.8 hp / 195.8 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 345.0 N·m / 254.5 lb·ft / 254.5 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
4-seat
V8 32v 4.2L DOHC M-7
287.0 kW / 384.9 hp / 384.9 hp  451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft
18.6 l/100km / 15.2 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US  

Maserati GT Coupe (2007)

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4244 cm3 / 259.0 cu in / 259.0 cu in, 287.0 kW / 384.9 hp / 384.9 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 451.0 N·m / 332.6 lb·ft / 332.6 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 18.6 l/100km / 15.2 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US

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Defined as: The contract by which the insurer assumes the risk of any loss the owner or operator of a car may incur through damage to property or persons as the result of an accident. There are many specific forms of automobile insurance, varying not only in the kinds of risk that they cover but also in the legal principles underlying them.

In “plain” English, this means coverage that is carried by someone who is driving a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident that causes property damage or personal injury to someone.

Currently, New Hampshire and Wisconsin do not have “compulsory auto insurance liability laws”. Simply put, this means that these states do not require licensed drivers (and there should not be any other kind of driver) to have some type of auto insurance policy that provides at least minimum coverage. The remaining 48 states do have such insurance laws in effect.

You should check with the state you live in if you have questions concerning whether or not you are required to have auto insurance, and also to determine if you are required to have a certain amount of coverage. If you are required to have a certain amount, you will then need to check to see if there is a minimum amount and maximum amount.

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