Autodelta is pleased to announce that it will be present with a comprehensive line up of its high-performance bespoke Alfa Romeo models at SpaItalia this coming weekend (2-3 June) at the famous Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit in Belgium. Attending this edition of SpaItalia is made even more special, this year Autodelta is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the leading engineering centre for developing the ultimate road-going Alfa Romeo high-performance cars.… Continue reading →
HAMANN engineers have designed their latest aerodynamics package for the Ferrari F430 Spider. The HAMANN kit for the Ferrari F430 Spider adds an additional 48 horsepower for a total of 538. The four-branch sports rear mufflers provide an absolutely powerful sound for others to hear as you zoom by.
Design wise HAMANN adds a front spoiler that minimizes the lift force at the front axle.… Continue reading →
Following the demise of Fiat Group’s rescue plan for Bertone, a deal that would have seen the struggling Italian coachbuilder build several new Lancia models for Fiat, senior management were forced to come up with a new survival plan to present to investors at a meeting last month. Part of the turnaround plan was to strengthen operational control by employing Barbara Bertone, the youngest daughter of CEO Ermelinda Bertone, as the new managing director.… Continue reading →
In Europe, BMW’s expanding model line-up has transformed the German automaker’s brand perception from the pistonhead’s prerogative to the arriviste’s wheels of choice. While the mighty M3 continues to rival Porsche’s 911 for street cred, and the previous gen M5 is still considered the Mack Daddy of sports sedans, BMW’s move into SUV’s and mass market motors has wounded its perceived pedigree.… Continue reading →
Volkswagen is replacing the existing Golf Sport and GT models with a single all-new model – the Golf GT Sport. The latest addition gets several unique features and is equipped with extra equipment over the models it replaces. An all-new darkened grille section has been revised to match the potent GTI and R32 variants and it also picks up a new ‘GT Sport’ badge.… Continue reading →
Dressed in boldly sculpted couture curves that shame a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, built on a shorter wheelbase (by five inches) version of the Quattroporte’s acclaimed front-mid-engine, rear-drive chassis, and powered by the familiar 4.2-liter V-8-with power increased from 394 horses to 399-the new Maserati GranTurismo is exotic and glamorous, inspiringly original, and deliciously unconventional.… Continue reading →
Today, with the sun shining brightly and hundreds of crazed Italians in a bicycle race riding by Ferrari headquarters, several very rich people sought to own some of Italy’s most famous automobiles, assorted memorabilia, and ephemera. The event was held by Sotheby’s/RM Auctions.
As this is being written at 10:40 p.m., Italian time, final sales results are still being calculated, but at last count the sale generated a very nice €32 to €35 million ($43 million to $47 million).… Continue reading →
Driving BMW’s EfficientDynamics has been applied to the 1-Series range; this brings more performance for less emissions thanks to regenerative braking, electric power steering and an automatic start-stop function.… Continue reading →