Although Europe is the second-smallest continent, it’s one of the best places to visit if you’re planning a continental road trip anytime soon. Road trips in Europe are always packed with amazing sights, sounds and excursions, and you’re likely to experience some wonderful memories that will keep the trip alive in your mind. If you adore driving as well, a European road trip will be just the ticket, as it’ll give you a chance to drive your way across the continent.
A look through the pantheon of automotive history reveals car companies have often struck up unlikely partnerships with each other. One of the more obscure tie-ups is an agreement signed by BMW and Lamborghini in the middle of the 1970s that outlined the joint-development of a mid-engined sports car.
Castello Cavalcanti is a short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and about a driver in a long-distance race in 1955 Italy. If you’re a fan of the films Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, or The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, or appreciate some good old racing humor, take eight minutes out of your day to watch this.
Here, we see Federico Liber winning 2013 Cividale Castelmonte hillclimb in Italy, according to Jalopnik, in a motorcycle-engined Gloria C8F. The sensation of speed is nearly overwhelming, even on this side of the computer screen.
Alfa Romeo, and the rest of the car-loving world, is excited about the upcoming Alfa Romeo 4C. Ahead of the car’s release, the company has detailed the production information for the new supercar.
Outside of Ferrari, Pininfarina has designed cars for Peugeot, Jaguar, MG, and Alfa Romeo. This concept is the design house’s first collaboration with BMW, though. It’s called the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe.
Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th birthday in grand fashion, with a convoy of 350 cars in a Grande Giro (Grand Tour) of Italy, beginning on Wednesday, May 8.
Italian/Chinese design house Icona has revealed its Vulcano supercar in Shanghai.
Maserati has released pictures of its new Quattroporte sedan ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
This year, famed Italian styling house Bertone will be celebrating its 100th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Bertone has released these enticing sketches of the Nuccio, a concept named after the son of Giovanni Bertone, the company’s founder.
We’ve already seen Maserati’s Kubang SUV concept in Frankfurt, but today it showed up on American soil for the first time. We were on hand to take pictures of the Kubang live in Detroit.
Got a European vacation planned in the near future? Wondering what kind of highway robbery you’ll be subjected to, just to gain the use of some one-liter-diesel powered, most-likely French city car? Think that you might want to splash out on something just a bit more, um, enthusiastic instead?
Starting in January of this year, Ferrari and its partners at Autodesk invited students at 50 design schools across the world to dream about the future of the “hypercar.” Students worked from a design brief that called for cutting edge technologies and materials, extreme architecture, and stunning forms. At stake, for the top two participants, would be a career-altering placement at Ferrari’s own styling center under the tutelage of director Flavio Manzoni.
Aston Martin unveiled its newest collaboration with Zagato, this time based on the V12 Vantage. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato debuted over the weekend at the Villa D’Este Concours in Italy. Next month, it will compete in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.
The British magazine Car got a crack behind the wheel of the new Ferrari FF in Italy. Driver Jethro Bovingdon was kind enough to film himself inside the cabin as he drives the rather expensive all-wheel-drive Ferrari into a curb.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision CLS show car back in 2003 at the Frankfurt auto show absolutely stole the three-day press event. Rarely is there such a universally big positive reaction to anyone’s “vision,” especially when we’re talking about skeptical journalists. Even we loved it shamelessly.
Not everyone is flailing about in an economic freefall. That’s not to say it’s time to throw caution to the wind, but for those who still have a few bucks in the bank, you should know that six-figure supercars weren’t exactly immune to the financial crisis.
As 2009 comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the many cars that have stood out over the past decade. And though many cars are revered for their great levels of performance or their overall presence in the automotive marketplace, a car’s design is easily the most recognizable trait that lingers in our minds. Here, we present to you, the most beautiful cars of the last decade.
Elegance on wheels elegantly wafting o’er the Tuscan hills: that’s all the new E-class coupe wants to be and do for you.
One of the bigger sensations of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show this past March was the long-telegraphed intro of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan (designation “W212”) and coupe (“C207”). Naturally, the sedan is solid and enjoyable, but the coupe needs to be sultry. And it is sultry enough.