To me they have very different images and brand personalities. Ferrari has had a very consistent vision of what the brand/cars should be for its entire history. Maserati has a very disjointed past which makes for a mixed heritage. Even under Fiat/Ferrari Ownership it has had a change of direction.
Well, they are split now. Ferrari is on its own again and Maserati is under Alfa Romeo. But they co-operate very closely
well actually they are both now under FIAT.. Alfa has nothin to do with this... neither Ferrari or Maser are independent anymore...
but yeh as u said theyre quite similar and operate very closely... like the Quattroporte engine is based on a hybrid of a pre-production F430 & a 360's..... whereas the chassis is based on the 612 Scaglietti... 8)
1997 E38 BMW 740il.
2004 E53 BMW X5 4.4i.
2004 E46 BMW M3 Coupe.
2005 Maserati Quattroporte.