Maserati Maserati was founded in 1914 in Bologna Italy and has since played an important role in sports car culture and development. Maserati has held several important milestones throughout its time. In 1929 Borzacchini set the world speed record of 246.069 km/h. In 1957, the F1 World Championship title was won by Fangio at the wheel of 250 F. The most recent of achievement was in 2007 was the launch of the new 405 bhp GranTurismo in Geneva. In 1940, Maserati relocated to Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena. By 1997 it had acquired Ferrari. In 2005, ownership of Maserati was transferred from Ferrari to Fiat to create a synergy with Alfa Romeo. This was also a record year for Maserati, as it the company sold over 5,600 cars worldwide. Maserati is the car that has written the rules in the sports market sector with its speed and luxury.