Five of Europe’s Most Epic Road Trips

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.

By Winding Road Staff | September 12, 2014
Classic: BMW M1

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.

By Ronan Glon | June 13, 2014
Video: Castello Cavalcanti Is A Short Racing Film By Wes Anderson

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | November 18, 2013
Video: Federico Liber With Intense Speed In Italian Hillclimb

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 17, 2013
Alfa Romeo Details 4C Assembly Ahead Of Launch

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | June 13, 2013
BMW Unveils Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe At Villa d’Este

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.

By Brandon Turkus | May 24, 2013
Recap: The Images Of The 2013 Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia was a 1000-mile road race that went from Brescia, Italy to Rome and all the way back. Originally ran in 1927, the Mille lasted for 30 years, and was considered one of the most dangerous endurance races in the world, taking the lives of 56 people over 30 years. The event is far safer today. And with the expanded role of social media, we’re able to follow along with the day’s events. We’ve put together 30 pictures, culled from Twitter, to give everyone a taste of the atmosphere at this year’s Mille. We’ve linked to the user that took the shot if you want to see more of that person. We’ve also linked to the individual tweet, if you want to jump in and retweet from your own account. Enjoy!

By Brandon Turkus | May 17, 2013
Lamborghini Celebrates Golden Anniversary With Grande Giro Convoy

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 03, 2013
Review: Icona Vulcano

Italian/Chinese design house Icona has revealed its Vulcano supercar in Shanghai.

By Winding Road Staff | April 23, 2013
Detroit Preview: 2013 Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati has released pictures of its new Quattroporte sedan ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

By John Beltz Snyder | November 07, 2012
Rumors: Teaser—Bertone’s Nuccio Concept

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.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 10, 2012
Detroit 2012: Maserati Kubang’s North American Debut

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 10, 2012
Hertz Would Like To Rent You A Lotus Evora, European Car Guy

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?

By Seyth Miersma | July 27, 2011
Winners Announced In 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest

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.

By Seyth Miersma | July 21, 2011
Aston Martin Debuts V12 Zagato Concept Ahead Of Nürburgring Endurance Race

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 24, 2011
Friday Video: Ferarri FF Gets A Boo-Boo

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.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 25, 2011
Driven: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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.

By Matt Davis | October 05, 2010
Secondhand Gems: Five-Figure Supercar Bargains

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.

By Christopher Smith | September 21, 2010
List: The Ten Most Beautiful Cars Of The Decade

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.

By Jeff Sexton | December 22, 2009
Driven: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

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.

—Florence, Italy

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.

By Matt Davis | May 04, 2009


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