The Maserati Mistral began production in 1963 but ended in 1970. Designed by Pietro Frua and Giovanni Michelotti, this certain model was one of the first to be named after a certain wind. The name Mistral is related to a colder northerly wind of Southern France, and was followed by the Ghibli (which is also named after a wind). As one of the last models of the casa del Tridente series, it had the renowned twin-spark which everyone was familiar with. With 5 speed acceleration, and four wheel disk brakes, the Mistral encompassed a smooth speed and high tech braking system.