Maserati is an Italian automobile brand founded at the beginning of the 20th century, that specializes in the production of comfortable sports cars. Also, it is part of the famous Italian automobile corporation FIAT. The company first was headquartered in Bologna, where a sculpture of Neptune, created by Giambologna, was installed in the main city square.
The brand was founded by the 6 Maserati brothers, 5 of whom had devoted their entire lives to cars, inheriting his father’s passion for speed. All in one way or another contributed to the development of the brand that still bears their name.
Meaning and History
The brand name is the surname of the founder, Alfieri Maserati, as well as his many brothers, almost all of whom were involved in the company’s activities. The logo was presented to the public in 1914 when the Maserati company was founded. But since that time, for over a hundred years, it has not changed in any way. It just acquired a more modern and voluminous look by virtue of chrome elements.
The company’s logo which represents the famous trident was also created by a member of the Maserati family, artist Mario Maserati. The inspiration for him became the statue of the sea king Neptune, which was the work of the famous Florentine sculptor Giambologna. This fountain with a statue is located in the main square of the city of Bologna, where the company was headquartered. But the actual idea of a trident has a completely different story.
Emblem and Symbol
The trident depicted in the logo symbolizes not only the trident of the sea king Neptune. It actually has a connection with one of the Maserati brother’s life. The logo also symbolizes the pitchfork that once “saved” Alfieri from death. He was attacked by an angry wolf while walking in the woods, but a man in working clothes with a pitchfork came to the aid of Alfieri.
The Maserati logo consists of a red trident on a background that is half dark blue and half white. It symbolizes the trident of Neptune in Bologna and also a sign of the Alfieri’s rescue. Below there is the name of the company in capital letters. The logo was released in 1926 when the brothers launched their first car called Tipo 26.
The Tipo 26 is the first racing car produced by the Maserati brothers under their own logo. From 1926 to 1932, 27 cars of this model were produced. As for the Maserati A6 GCS, 4 cars were produced in total. The design was invented by the design studio Pininfarina. The car took part in the famous “1000 miles” races in 1953, which took place in a heavy storm and heavy rain.