Industrial Development

For several years, were issued prestigious Merak Coupe and Citroen SM, a luxurious, yet practical Khamsin, Bora and rapid Indy. They all had major supercar for properties – speed and power, comfort and luxury. Competing with Mercedes and BMW in the mid 70s in the world energy crisis erupted. Citroen loses, and in 1975 decided to close the factory Maserati. The legendary brand has saved the State Institute of Industrial Development and Relief companies in Italy under the direction of Alejandro de Tomaso, who acquired the company.

The famous designer decides to change the company's strategy and compete in the niche occupied by such European 'whale', as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. First followed by a release of new versions Quattroporte, a car has become an executive president of the Italian Republic. A remake was a big hit, and its production continued until 1990. Then came the triumph of the Biturbo, resembling a miniature Quattroporte. Basic machine series Biturbo was relatively inexpensive, but has all the advantages of two-door Maserati sedan, equipped with a new six-cylinder 2-liter twin-turbo.

Roadster, two-and four-door sedan, coupe and convertible – a few modifications Biturbo enjoyed success not only in Europe but also overseas. The success was so overwhelming that in 1984 U.S. auto giant Chrysler has acquired 15.6% shares of Maserati. In liter of displacement. Two liters capable of delivering 330 hp – This indicator has not yet been able to reach any production car world, including Formula 1 race cars! Management decision Fiat Auto in 1997 car production Maserati was transferred of Ferrari, which is one of the components of fiatovskogo concern.