Pagani Zonda R is here!

Enjoy these shots of the Pagani Zonda R, presented at the luxury show in Vienna and appearing more like a sculpture than a car. Horacio has even revealed that one of the first customers confessed his desire to exhibit the car in his lounge room, rather than actually drive it.

What else to say then?… Continue reading

Inside the new Porsche Museum

The old museum contained just 20 of Porsche’s collection of 300 significant cars, but the new facility can accommodate over 80. Most of the vehicles are kept in full working order – indeed the museum was designed so that the cars can be fired-up in situ. The landmark Porsche cars in this ‘Rolling Museum’ are active on various events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, meaning the displays will constantly change.… Continue reading

2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Pricing Announced

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for its new-generation mid-engine 2009 Boxster and Cayman models, as well as updated pricing on its 2009 911 and Cayenne models.

The new Boxster and Cayman models go on sale in the U.S. in March of this year.… Continue reading

2009 Alfa Romeo 149 mule spied

The new-generation Alfa Romeo 149 has been spied prowling the streets of Italy, and is due to arrive in showrooms overseas in the next few months.

The successor to the current 147 will go head to head with its main rival, the Volkswagen Golf, boasting the usual level of Alfa Romeo flair and style.… Continue reading

Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo hit wine store shelves

We’ve heard it before: drinking and driving don’t mix. We know. And we’re not about to condone the combination of the two. But we also can’t help but wonder why there seems to be so much crossover between automobiles and alcohol: beer and whiskey logos on race cars, Martini striping on rally cars, champagne sprayed all over victorious drivers, mixed drinks named after sports cars….… Continue reading

Alfa MiTo Marangoni M430

It’s the mightiest MiTo yet! This is the stunning Marangoni M430 – a one-off edition of Alfa Romeo’s hatchback that comes with scissor doors and a 233bhp engine. And Auto Express has driven it.

First revealed at the Essen Motor Show last November, the M430 is the hottest incarnation of the MiTo yet, and although Alfa doesn’t officially endorse it, the car points the way to the GTA version, which is due to hit showrooms later this year.… Continue reading

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT-S from Detroit

The sportiest to-date model of Maserati’s Quattroporte range made its worldwide debut at NAIAS. The technical changes to the new Quattroporte Sport GT S compared to the ‘S’ model concern the mapping of the V8 4.7-litre engine which now produces 433HP, the new gearshift management software, the stiffer springs and lower ride height as well as the more sonorous sport exhaust system.… Continue reading

Bulgaria makes bid to host Formula One race

Bulgaria is the latest nation to express a desire to host Formula One.

A new permanent circuit is projected, based on an existing motocross venue in the Dolna Mitropolya region. The site, located near the northern town of Pleven, about 100 miles from the capital, Sofia, is being developed to host a round of the MotoGP series in 2011, and the government also wants it to stage a Grand Prix.… Continue reading