There are a lot of people out there who should be familiar with the name of Maserati. After all, it is one of the most famous Italian manufacturers of luxury cars that can be found out there, having been a long-time competitor to other famous names such as Ferrari. With that said, it should be noted that while Maserati is successful at the moment, it has had a rather colorful history, so much so that it has been on the verge of financial ruin on more than one occasion over the course of its existence. As a result, it is no exaggeration to say that if Maserati had been a little less lucky, it is probable that it would have vanished into the dust bin of history like so many of the other car manufacturers that started out at around the same time. However, now that it has been such a famous name for so long, it has built up a momentum that cannot be constrained by purely financial considerations, meaning that it is probable that it will continue forward even if it runs into financial problems once more in the future. After all, brand names are not meant in a single day, meaning that a well-known brand name like that of Maserati is worth much more than what can be immediately made off of it.
Named For the Maserati Family
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Maserati is named for the Maserati family. To be exact, it is named for the six sons of Rodolfo and Carolina Maserati who managed to make it to adulthood at around the turn of the 20th century. Different brothers contributed to their car manufacturer to different extents at different times in different manners, but in the end, all six of them contributed nonetheless. As a result, the Maserati that came to be would have been unrecognizable without each one of their contributions.
Started Out with Race Cars
Regardless, Maserati started out as a maker of race cars. After all, a number of the Maserati brothers had been involved in making race cars for an another Italian car manufacturer. As a result, when that car manufacturer decided to stop making race cars, the Maserati brothers decided to start up their car manufacturer, thus resulting in Maserati. Overall, they seem to have done quite well, as shown by the fact that the Maserati brothers managed to win more than a few car races as they continued to compete.