Last year, a pair of series-built Porsche Cayennes that were further modified by the customers who purchased them drove to victory in the 10,000km-long Transsyberia Rally. Spurred on by the success shown by those two cars, Porsche has built a small production run of at least twenty-six 2007 Cayenne S Transsyberia SUVs, all of which will compete in the 2007 rally.… Continue reading
a little bit too fast and caught by the italian police
Of the 500 being built, with 70 already sold out in Japan, Maserati is hoping to bring back the Alfa Romeo brand back to the US market with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. At the 2007 New York Auto Show, Jim Selwa, head of Maserati in the US, told TheCarConnection that the company will bring the 450 horsepower, $200,000 car to the United States.
The Top Gear team try to work out if there is any relationship between astrology and owning an Alfa Romeo GT. From the BBC.
Japan officially got to meet the stunning Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione today, when the V8 supercoupe was launched at a major party in Tokyo.
Only 500 copies of the Alfa 8C will be made, and we hear that just 70 will be coming to Japan where the local price starts at ¥22 million (or $186, 810).… Continue reading
In 1957 the Fiat 500 icon was introduced. This family car was cheap and offered relatively a lot of space for a small car.
As part of the www.fiat500.com website, which is counting down to the new model’s official launch on 4 July, visitors were asked to submit ideas for stylish new decals. The winning design was created by European enthusiast Dirk Lippmann, and is called ‘Please Do Not Disturb’. It features footprints that appear to push out the side panels of the new model.… Continue reading
Bertone presents the Barchetta concept car in celebration of its 95th anniversary. Based on the floorpan and mechanicals of the Fiat Panda 100 HP, the Bertone Barchetta is an open-topped strictly two-seater sports car that calls to mind the Italian racing cars of the 1950s. In this case, the design explicitly cites the Fiat 500 with Barchetta bodywork created by the young Nuccio Bertone in 1947 as a one-off for his personal use in races.… Continue reading