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Past + Future = Present

Maserati has an iconic name, but over the past quarter-century it had lost a unified design sensibility. Pininfarina’s task was to revive the brand’s DNA by charting its next evolutionary stage.

Past + Future = Present

This masterful 1954 roadster, designed by company founder Batista "Pinin" Farina, lent its concave grille and prominent snout to the GT.

Birdcage 75th
Pininfarina's astounding 2005 concept car drew on Maserati's racing bloodline, contributing to the GT's exaggerated wheels and muscle-bound stance.

If the A6 is a ghost of the past and the Birdcage is a dream of the future, then, says CEO Andrea Pininfarina, "the dream awoke and found its true expression in the GT."

A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.