One of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is… Continue Reading...
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It might be time to start saying “buh-bye” to Italian automotive design house Bertone. Continue Reading...
Maserati’s upscale Levante SUV was slated to be built in the good ol’ US of A at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, but that plan has since changed. Continue Reading...
Jeep just might be the thing to tug Fiat out of its European money mire like a winch-wearing Wrangler pulling a stranger’s truck from a mud bog. Continue Reading...
Recent reports suggest that BMW is among the finalists bidding to buy the defunct De Tomaso brand, but with no comment from the company and seemingly little to gain, it’s difficult to see any reason for the move. Continue Reading...
Fiat’s latest commercial, “Immigrants,” gives a cinematic portrayal of the 500 making its journey from Italy to the U.S., but as anyone who watched it will know, several cars were apparently sacrificed in the process. Continue Reading...
Staggeringly expensive, one of only 20 Lamborghini Reventóns will be auctioned this summer in the U.K. with an expected selling price of at least €1 million. Continue Reading...
Profiling isn’t something you would necessarily picture happening to the sort of person who drives a Ferrari, but in Italy that is quickly becoming the case. It used to be that wealthy Italians would often purchase exotic sports cars — often of the variety made in their home country, though that’s becoming less likely as… Continue Reading...
Tease up those bangs, put on your neon legwarmers, throw in a couple extra shoulder pads and get ready for the ‘80s-inspired MINI Ray. Before you get too excited, the new MINI is only available in Italy. Targeted at the young and hip, the RAY makes a bold statement with vibrant neon colors. We find… Continue Reading...
Even though Italy’s Nardo test track isn’t as famous as Germany’s Nurburgring, it is still an incredible place to test out the limits of a car. Porsche Engineering has announced it will be taking over responsibility of the impressive track starting in May. Porsche announced the news today, stating that they will be further optimizing the Nardo’s facilities…. Continue Reading...
Located at the actual birthplace and childhood home of Enzo Ferrari, an all-new Ferrari museum recently opened called Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy. Unlike the Ferrari museum in Maranello however, Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari puts a focus on celebrating Enzo Ferrari’s life in addition to the exotic automobiles Ferrari produces. Originally designed by architect Jan… Continue Reading...
As the indebted Eurozone nation Italy struggles to stay afloat, the country finds many of its wealthier citizens evading taxes and refusing to do their part. As a result, Italy’s Polizia launched a major operation across Milan in late January, setting roadblocks to halt high-end luxury vehicle drivers. When drivers hand over license and registration,… Continue Reading...
If you had twelve children every year, would you love them all the same? It might be hard to keep track, but as is true with any parent, seeing one of your babies hurt would be tragic. While it’s a bit much to think of cars as children, and some people do, the Pagani Zonda… Continue Reading...
Fiat‘s iconic assembly plant on the Island of Sicily closed on November 24th and has been taken over by an investor. The plant, which opened in 1970 and manufactured primarily Fiat 500s was sold for a token single euro. Massimo Di Risio, one of Italy’s largest car dealers, is that investor. He plans to re-open the… Continue Reading...
Suzuki is working closely with Fiat to increase their supply of diesel-powered cars in India. The two have been working together since 2003 when Suzuki started offering a Fiat-sourced 2.0-liter diesel in their Sedici/SX4 duo. That partnership flew in the face of another deal between Suzuki and Volkswagen that has since imploded. Recently rising gas… Continue Reading...
Italy is one of the most beautiful and scenic countries in the world and when paired up with one of the most exotic creations from the country, you’re guaranteed to have a breathtaking video. Highlighting Ferrari‘s new 458 Spider, the red drop-top beauty races through the Amalfi Coast, at Reggia di Caserta and other picturesque… Continue Reading...
In 2010, the world’s vehicle population hit one billion which works out to be roughly one car for every seven people. Reports conclude that China fueled half of the global growth, as it passed Japan for the world’s second largest vehicle population, with 28 million cars on the road. India’s vehicle population has increased by… Continue Reading...
Ferrari will offer a special winter driving course in Aspen, Colorado, with the goal of elevating driver skill and enhancing appreciation for the all-season FF GT, which hits dealerships this fall. The program stems from the “Pilota on Ice” program recently offered in Italy, and the all-new and all-wheel drive FF will be the star… Continue Reading...
American consumers buying the Fiat 500 are choosing pricier packages and customized options. The mid level Sport ($17,500) model accounts for almost half of the model’s sales in the first five months of the Italian brand in the U.S. The top level Lounge ($19,500) model represents 20 percent of sales which features bigger wheels, leather seats,… Continue Reading...
Fiat has asked Chrysler to boost Freemont output after European demand soars for the rebadged Dodge Journey. Last June, with the Freemonts introduction, Fiat hoped to sell 13,000 of the minivans this year, however the automaker has already collected 15,700 orders. Fiat planned to sell 33,000 Freemonts in 2012 and as a result, Fiat was… Continue Reading...
This very special 1957 four-cylinder Ferrari 500 is one of the latest additions to the RM Auctions docket at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este where the car is expected to fetch between $3.5 to $4.5 million. This Ferrari 500 TRC (Testa Rossa Type-C) Spider was the first Ferrari to bear the Testa Rossa name for… Continue Reading...
An Italian bus driver has been fired from his job for being too popular. In the video you can see that he is using two cell phones while steering with his elbows. Talk about being a serious multitasker. While battling the traffic in downtown Rome, the driver attempts to set up his email on a… Continue Reading...
Famed Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus, has continued to expand their Smart ForTwo portfolio, this time with a modified cabrio. Called the Brabus La Bleue, the modified Smart ForTwo will be available only in Italy with a limited production of just 60 units. On the outside, the special edition vehicle will sport a dark blue metallic paint… Continue Reading...
To celebrate Italy’s 150 years of unity, Lamborghini has decided to release a special edition Gallardo sporting the Tricolore name. Nothing is too extravagant on the limited edition Gallardo, just simply Lamborghini’s tribute to its home country by accenting the otherwise white Gallardo with three stripes representing the colors of the Italian flag. In addition… Continue Reading...