Before Maserati developed its lineup of high-performance luxury vehicles, the company designed and built racecars.
This heritage is evident in its modern vehicles, which are among the fastest cars on the road. Even after Maserati began creating road vehicles, the company continued to revolutionize racing with its designs. One example of Maserati’s disruption of the racing industry is the Tipo 60 “Birdcage,” which made its debut at Rouen in the Sport category with a young Stirling Moss behind the wheel. The Tipo 60 beat two Lotus 15s and achieved the fastest lap with an average speed of more than 158 kilometers per hour. For 1959, this was an impressive feat. The Birdcage went on to win four Italian hill climb championships and two Italian circuit racing championships.