Maserati at Heart By Ermanno Cozza, £39,
giorgionadaeditore.it, ISBN 978 88 7911 716 6 The cover lulls you into thinking this hefty 500-page hardback is about Maserati engines. In a way it is – Cozza spent his entire working life as an engineer at Maserati, applying his ingenuity to everything from the 250F to the Biturbo. But this is partautobiography, part Maserati history from a shop-floor perspective.
As a result we get stories of Fangio’s Grand Prix winners, Giugiaro’s supercars, a mysterious engine order from France and the chaos under Alejandro de Tomaso from the perspective of one of the people tasked with rationalising it all in steel and aluminium – one that’s hitherto unheard of.