Maserati Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In what year was Maserati founded?
A: 1901
B: 1914
C: 1926
D: 1932
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati was founded on December 1, 1914, in Bologna, Italy.

2: What is the emblem of Maserati?
A: A lion
B: A trident
C: A horse
D: An eagle
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati’s emblem is a trident, inspired by the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.

3: As of 2021, who is the parent company of Maserati?
A: Fiat
B: Ferrari
C: Citroën
D: Stellantis
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Maserati has been owned by Stellantis since 2021.

4: Where are Maserati’s current headquarters located?
A: Bologna
B: Turin
C: Modena
D: Rome
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati’s headquarters are currently located in Modena, Italy.

5: Who among the Maserati brothers was mainly involved in racing before the founding of the company?
A: Bindo Maserati
B: Alfieri Maserati
C: Ernesto Maserati
D: Ettore Maserati
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alfieri Maserati was notably involved in racing and won the 1926 Targa Florio.

6: Which Maserati model marked the company’s entry into the SUV market?
A: GranTurismo
B: Levante
C: Ghibli
D: Quattroporte
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Levante is Maserati’s first SUV model.

7: Which Maserati model achieved record sales of over 3,000 cars in one month in 2014?
A: Ghibli
B: Quattroporte
C: GranTurismo
D: Levante
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Maserati Ghibli’s sales helped set a record in May 2014.

8: What inspired the trident logo of Maserati?
A: The Roman god Mars
B: The shape of Italy
C: The Fountain of Neptune
D: The Maserati brothers’ coat of arms
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The trident logo is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.

9: In which year did Maserati sell a record 75,000 vehicles?
A: 2014
B: 2017
C: 2019
D: 2021
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati placed a yearly production output cap at 75,000 vehicles globally.

10: What major event caused Maserati to shift focus from racing to road-going grand tourers?
A: The Great Depression
B: The Mille Miglia tragedy of 1957
C: The Second World War
D: The oil crisis of 1973
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati withdrew from factory racing after the Guidizzolo tragedy during the 1957 Mille Miglia.

11: What type of car was the 1957 Maserati 3500 GT?
A: A race car
B: An economy car
C: A grand tourer
D: An SUV
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 3500 GT was Maserati’s first ground-up grand tourer design.

12: Who designed the trident logo for Maserati?
A: Mario Maserati
B: Ettore Maserati
C: Giovanni Bertone
D: Carlo Maserati
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Mario Maserati designed the trident logo.

13: What was the first model Maserati produced after the Maserati brothers sold their shares in 1937?
A: Quattroporte
B: A6 series
C: 250F
D: Merak
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Post-sale, Maserati developed the A6 series, performing well in post-war racing.

14: Who was responsible for overseeing the design of all racing models at Maserati from the late 1930s?
A: Juan-Manuel Fangio
B: Alberto Massimino
C: Ettore Bugatti
D: Henry Ford
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Alberto Massimino, a former FIAT engineer, oversaw the design of racing models.

15: What was special about the Maserati Tipo 61 in the 1960s?
A: It was mid-engined
B: It was front-wheel drive
C: It had a long wheelbase
D: It was a highly successful racing prototype
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Tipo 61 was known for its racing success in the 1960s.

16: Which Maserati model was named after an ancient wind?
A: Quattroporte
B: Mistral
C: Ghibli
D: Bora
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Maserati Ghibli was named after the Ghibli wind.

17: What marked Maserati’s return to the US market in early 2002?
A: The MC12
B: The resurgence of classic models
C: The launch of the Maserati Coupe and Spyder
D: An alliance with Chrysler
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati re-entered the US market with the Coupe and Spyder models.

18: When did Maserati first produce a mid-engine sports car for mass production?
A: 1961
B: 1971
C: 1981
D: 1991
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 1971 Bora was Maserati’s first mid-engine sports car for mass production.

19: What is the name given to the electric versions of Maserati models?
A: Fulmine
B: Sole
C: Folgore
D: Tempesta
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The name given to Maserati electric models is Folgore, meaning ‘lightning’ in Italian.

20: By what year does Maserati plan to phase out all internal combustion engine vehicles?
A: 2025
B: 2030
C: 2035
D: 2040
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati announced plans to phase out all internal combustion engines by 2030.

21: Which Maserati model achieved prominence in the company’s post-WWII racing scene?
A: Quattroporte
B: A6 series
C: Ghibli
D: 250F
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The A6 series performed well in the post-war racing scene.

22: What is the Quattroporte’s literal translation in English?
A: Four-speed
B: Four-door
C: Four-cylinder
D: Four-powered
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Quattroporte means “four-door” in Italian.

23: When did Maserati record its highest-ever overall sales year in North America?
A: 2013
B: 2014
C: 2015
D: 2016
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: 2014 marked Maserati’s highest-ever overall sales year in North America.

24: What is the Maserati GranTurismo best known for?
A: Its economy
B: Its muscle car design
C: Being a grand tourer
D: Revolutionary safety features
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Maserati GranTurismo is a grand tourer introduced in 2007.

25: Maserati and which other luxury brand became interconnected again following FIAT’s majority control of Chrysler in 2011?
A: Alfa Romeo
B: Citroën
C: Peugeot
D: Ferrari
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Maserati and Alfa Romeo became interconnected again due to FIAT’s majority control of Chrysler.

26: What does the Maserati model name “Levante” reference?
A: A famous racetrack
B: A mountain range
C: A type of Spanish wind
D: A sea creature
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: “Levante” refers to a type of wind.

27: Who was Maserati’s CEO as of 2021?
A: Sergio Marchionne
B: Harald J. Wester
C: Lee Iacocca
D: Davide Grasso
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Davide Grasso was CEO of Maserati as of 2021.

28: What forced Maserati to build mainly road-going cars after World War II?
A: Economic stability
B: Lack of racing success
C: Competition with Ferrari
D: War’s end and market demand
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The end of the war and market demand made Maserati focus on road-going cars.

29: Which important Maserati model was launched in 1998, starting a new chapter in the brand’s history?
A: GranTurismo
B: 3200 GT
C: Levante
D: Merak
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The 3200 GT, launched in 1998, marked a significant new chapter for Maserati.

30: When was Maserati’s first factory outside its original location established?
A: 1940
B: 1950
C: 1960
D: 1970
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Maserati’s factory was relocated to Modena in 1940.

31: Which major company did Maserati partner with in the 1970s?
A: Fiat
B: Peugeot
C: Citroën
D: Chrysler
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati partnered with Citroën in the 1970s.

32: What event led to Maserati halting car production during World War II?
A: Economic depression
B: Change in ownership
C: Focus on war components
D: Technological advancements
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati stopped car production to focus on war components during WWII.

33: Who was Maserati’s chief engineer responsible for many winning designs in the late 1930s and 1940s?
A: Ettore Bugatti
B: Juan-Manuel Fangio
C: Alberto Massimino
D: Enzo Ferrari
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Alberto Massimino oversaw the design of many winning Maserati models.

34: Which Maserati model is named after its designer, a prominent figure in the company’s history?
A: GranTurismo
B: Alfieri
C: Quattroporte
D: Levante
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Maserati Alfieri is named in honor of Alfieri Maserati.

35: How many employees did Maserati have in 2013?
A: About 1,100
B: About 5,000
C: About 3,000
D: About 2,000
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Maserati had about 1,100 employees in 2013.

36: What was the production output cap Maserati placed on their vehicles globally?
A: 50,000
B: 60,000
C: 75,000
D: 100,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati aimed to cap their production output globally at 75,000 vehicles.

37: Who suggested using the trident symbol for Maserati’s logo?
A: Ettore Maserati
B: Giovanni Bertone
C: Marquis Diego de Sterlich
D: Enzo Ferrari
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Marquis Diego de Sterlich suggested the trident symbol for Maserati’s logo.

38: For what racing series was the Maserati MC12 developed?
A: Formula One
B: World Rally Championship
C: FIA GT Championship
D: Le Mans Series
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Maserati MC12 was developed for the FIA GT Championship.

39: What was the production goal Maserati targeted for 2018?
A: 100,000 units
B: 50,000 units
C: 75,000 units
D: 25,000 units
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati targeted 75,000 units of production for 2018.

40: What is the rated horsepower of the Maserati Levante’s 3.0-litre V6 engine?
A: 300 HP
B: 350 HP
C: 400 HP
D: 450 HP
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Maserati Levante offers a 3.0-litre V6 rated at 350 horsepower.

41: In what year did Maserati first make a profit after 17 years under FIAT ownership?
A: 2005
B: 2010
C: 2012
D: 2007
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Maserati made a profit in the second quarter of 2007.

42: Which Maserati model was developed in collaboration with Citroën?
A: Quattroporte II
B: GranTurismo
C: Bora
D: Ghibli
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Quattroporte II was developed based on a collaboration with Citroën.

43: When Maserati first collaborated with Chrysler, what was the resulting car model called?
A: Chrysler Maserati GranTurismo
B: Chrysler TC by Maserati
C: Chrysler Maserati Spyder
D: Chrysler Maserati Ghibli
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Chrysler TC by Maserati was the result of their collaboration.

44: What was Maserati’s first mid-engine model?
A: Bora
B: Ghibli
C: Levante
D: Merak
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Bora was Maserati’s first series production mid-engine model.

45: Which Maserati model was primarily road-focused but designed with influence borrowed from the automobile crown prince, Ferrari?
A: MC12
B: Levante
C: GranTurismo
D: Quattroporte
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The MC12 was developed with influences from Ferrari.

46: Which year marked the launch of the Maserati 3200 GT, kicking off a new chapter in the company’s history?
A: 1995
B: 1997
C: 1998
D: 2000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The 3200 GT was launched in 1998.

47: What were the last models designed in the de Tomaso era at Maserati?
A: Maserati Coupe and Spyder
B: GranTurismo and GranCabrio
C: Bora and Merak
D: Shamal and Quattroporte III
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The Shamal and Quattroporte III were the last models of the de Tomaso era.

48: In 2024, what new model is Maserati planning to launch?
A: Levante
B: Grecale SUV
C: MC20
D: GranTurismo
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati plans to launch the Grecale SUV.

49: What is the engine type used in the Maserati MC20?
A: V8
B: V12
C: V6
D: Inline-four
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Maserati MC20 uses a 3-litre V6 engine.

50: In which year did Maserati launch their first mid-engined sports car?
A: 1960
B: 1971
C: 1980
D: 1991
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati launched their first mid-engined sports car, the Bora, in 1971.

51: What year marks the final production of the classic Maserati GranTurismo?
A: 2014
B: 2016
C: 2018
D: 2019
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The final production year for the classic Maserati GranTurismo was 2019.

52: Who took full control of Maserati in 1999, making it their luxury division?
A: Fiat
B: Ferrari
C: Chrysler
D: Citroen
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Ferrari took full control of Maserati in 1999.

53: How many cars did Maserati sell worldwide in 2014?
A: 10,000
B: 20,000
C: 36,500
D: 75,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In 2014, Maserati sold about 36,500 cars worldwide.

54: Which Maserati model set a speed record for its type during its era?
A: Quattroporte VI
B: 3200 GT
C: Bora
D: 5000 GT
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The 5000 GT set speed records during its era.

55: When did Maserati and Alfa Romeo become a shared brand group under FIAT Group?
A: 2000
B: 2003
C: 2005
D: 2010
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati and Alfa Romeo became a shared brand group under FIAT in 2005.

56: What restriction does Maserati have for its GranTurismo’s engine in the electric version?
A: Solar-powered
B: Detuned V8
C: Three motors producing 761 HP
D: Mild hybrid only
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati’s electric GranTurismo (Folgore trim) has three motors producing 761 HP.

57: Who served as Chief Engineer for Maserati’s new race car designs after World War II?
A: Alberto Massimino
B: Ettore Maserati
C: Alfieri Maserati
D: Davide Grasso
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Alberto Massimino was instrumental in Maserati’s race car designs post-WWII.

58: During which month in 2014 did Maserati experience a 406% increase in sales in the United States?
A: March
B: May
C: September
D: December
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Maserati had a 406% increase in US sales in May 2014.

59: By phasing out internal combustion engines, what year does Maserati aim to achieve a fully electric catalogue?
A: 2025
B: 2028
C: 2030
D: 2032
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Maserati aims to have a fully electric catalogue by 2030.

60: Where does the Maserati Grecale share its platform?
A: Porsche Cayenne
B: Alfa Romeo Stelvio
C: Jaguar F-Pace
D: Mercedes GLC
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Maserati Grecale shares its platform with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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