Fiat Abarth 500 esse esse revealed

The first official images of the production Fiat 500 Abarth esseesse (SS) have made their way onto the Web and as suspected, it’s as racy as a hot hatch can get.

The esseesse is fitted with a full body kit consisting of a new front fascia, lower side skirts and a redesigned rear bumper housing a diffuser and pair of chrome exhaust tips, while 17-inch (?) wheels and a small spoiler round out the appearance package.… Continue reading

Alfa Romeo 159: James May tries not to swear – Top Gear – BBC

A chance to see a gloating Simon Cowell race around the Top Gear test track to finish at the top of the leader board. Brilliant celebrity interview and speed lap in full high quality on the BBC Top Gear YouTube channel. reading

2008 Seat Leon by Je Design

JE DESIGN, well-known for high-quality SEAT refinements enlarges its extensive programme for the current Leon. Apart from already known changes concerning aerodynamics, the motor and wheels, the German tuning expert now offers a carbon foil in various colours which serves as an alternative to a new car paint. In addition, safety-enhancing LED daylight running lights can be obtained.… Continue reading

Alfa Romeo 149 preview

Less 12 … the months that (probably) will separate the inclusion of the new Alfa 149. From indiscretions gathered, in fact, the new compact Alfa arrive on the market in the second half of 2009, expected in late summer and in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Unless unexpected.

This model is already spoken for a while ‘, pitted in turn forecasts and interpretations of messages more or less “encrypted”, who knows how filtered.… Continue reading

Lamborghini to Reveal Mystery Car at Paris Show

Those Lamborghini folks are cryptic little devils aren’t they; instead of giving us a hint or two on what they’re planning to reveal at the Paris Motor Show in October, the Italians decided to send us a cropped image depicting an exhaust pipe that’s entitled “It’s not just a new Lamborghini.… Continue reading

Porsche Panamera First Teaser Released

Over the past two years, WCF has covered the Panamera’s development extensively, of which the latest video and spy photos of the interior can be seen here and here. But today, Porsche has finally released the first teaser image of the highly anticipated four-door four-passenger GT model.

With only a limited glimpse of the front side profile, we can see the bumper fascia with foglamp (possibly LED daytime running lights) and headlamp design.… Continue reading

Alfa Romeo CEO says SUVs are key to U.S. return

The Fiat Group has set a goal of achieving profitability for Alfa Romeo, and to do that, says Alfa CEO Luca de Meo, the marque will need to increase its sales volume. With a goal of 300,000 vehicles per year by 2010, there are several steps being taken to help ensure it is met.… Continue reading