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Lamborghini Perdigon - designed to hit the Veyron


Since limited, special version of the Lamborghini Reventon coupe and roadster versions, which are found in the market 2008th and 2009th , the famous Italian manufacturer Lamborghini has brought a fresh design and sharp lines. The new look of models from Sant'Agate Bolognese inspired by combat fighter, was the production and concept models like Aventador and Sesto Elemento.

Lamborghini Perdigon

A large number of concept solutions of individual designers adopted the same philosophy. Last in the series comes to us from California, and is the work of Ondrej Jirec, a final year student of the Faculty of Arts in Pasadena.


Lamborghini Perdigon Exterior

The concept is called Perdigon Lamborghini, and was named by the famous bull, who "ruled" corridor in the late nineteenth century, and his head was exposed in the Madrid museum. Although based on the size Perdigon reminds on successors Gallardo, according to its author, it is a model conceived as a hyper car that could "come to grips" with the Bugatti Veyron. Sharp corners and surface appearance is inspired by the F117 Nighthawk and the F22 Raptor fighter combat, but rather there is a big air intake, while the fan is positioned immediately beneath the windscreen, which is a detail that recalls Betmobile from Tim Burton films.

Lamborghini-Perdigon-Interior
Lamborghini Perdigon Interior

Fiat Punto - Italian Car common


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Solidly built hatch looks good but its performing is just about average.Like the Linea, it looks great, Its built is good and it comes with superb ride and handling. But it doesn’t take the game as forward in the hatchback segment as the Linea has done  in the saloon class. Performing, gas efficiency and other things are not the very good and even the interior is disappointing. The Grande Punto makes up with the its price. With the basic 1.4 version starting at around 5000  (we haven’t driven the even cheaper 1.2) and the fully-loaded diesel not exceeding  6000, it may not be the cheapest hatch around but to take a line from partner Tata, the Grande Punto is a lot of car per car and pretty good value for money.




Production  1993–2010
Predecessor Fiat Uno
Successor   Fiat Grande Punto
Class          Supermini
Body style  3/5-door hatchback
                 3-door convertible (1994–99)
                 3-door van

The Fiat Panda - Cute Italian car

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The phrase “little cars, little profits” is the blunt retort credited to Edsel Ford when presented with the the primary proposals for the Fiesta. Within the even more Lilliputian world of sub-B cars like the Panda, or its new rivals Volkswagen’s Up or Kia’s Picanto, you need to get the production right or otherwise you can lose money on every car you sell.


Perhaps that explains why some early products in this sector were so lacklustre to drive and to possess. The first Panda in the 1980's was plain, but much like automotive Lego that Fiat produced it in three Italian factories; Mirafiori, Desio and Tremini, and one Sicilian, Imerese. In 23 years, Fiat sold 4.5 million Pandas and it achieved a sort of cult status, although the joke was that the last examples were 40 per cent larger than the firsts because the press tools were so worn.


Fiat was strangely ambivalent towards reusing that name for its 2003 replacement, which was built in Tychy, Poland. The Italian giant preferred Gingo, which Renault contested, reasoning it was too close to Twingo. So Panda stuck and the Nuova Panda won the 2004 Car of the Year title and sold just over two million in eight years. 







Assembly  Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples, Italy
Body style 5-door hatchback
                van
Platform    Fiat Mini platform
Engine       0.9L TwinAir I2 petrol
                1.2L Fire I4 petrol
                1.3L Multijet I4 diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
                    6-speed manual
                    5-speed semi-auto






The Ferrari Enzo - Italian car legend

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You expect an Enzo to be fast; a "slow supercar" is really an oxymoron. You also expect an Enzo to be fiery; Ferrari actually admits that post-delivery mechanical malfunctions are an integral part of the development process. But most of all, you expect it to be pretty. Think of it this way: if the $650k Enzo wasn't pretty, everyone who saw one would consider its owner an idiot.

Benny Caiola Jr. is no idiot. Saying that, would you lend your Enzo to a stranger? Before you answer that question, think of this: the New York property developer owns two of them. And an F40, F40LM, F50, 333SP, 512BB, 575M, 456, 355, Dino, four 360s, a Lamborghini Diablo and Murcielago, Pagani Zonda, Porsche GT2 and Aston Martin Vanquish. So even if a visiting journalist somehow carved his place in automotive infamy, Benny wouldn't be taking the bus…



Anyway, as I approach Benny's Ferrari Enzo, I respect his taste. With the exception of its circular tail lights and the horse emblem in the rear mesh, the Enzo doesn't share any design cue with its predecessors. Yet it's Ferrari. The F1-style nose gets all the press, but it's the Enzo's blend of exquisite details and balanced proportions that creates its brand-specific charisma. To say the end result is aesthetically appealing is like saying Enrico Caruso could carry a tune.


Production 2002–2004
                 400 produced
Predecessor Ferrari F50
Successor    Ferrari F70
Class          Supercar
                  Racing car
Body style   2-seat Berlinetta
Layout        RMR layout
Engine        6.0 L Tipo F140B V12
Transmission 6-speed semi-automatic

The Lamborghini Countach - Italian car beauty

The first issue making Countach so exotic was its look. The wedge-shape style combined with sharp edges and distinctive features like scissors doors, NACA ducts and sq. pop-up headlamps, not only caught eyes but additionally looked futuristic.
Whenever a Countach flashed pass a viewer, it'd immediately give a pair of impressions. The primary was that it was extremely low, lower than any other car in the world. In fact, standing at forty two inches in height, The Countach was the lowest car in history besides the Ford GT40 and Lotus Esprit. However, its aggressive lines created it subjectively appeared even lower than it was.The second impression was: it must be very powerful and electric fast. Race version of GT40, with 425 bhp 7-litre V8, actually out-powered the Countach, but its soft profile prevented one from believing its real speed. On the contrary, the original Countach had 50 hp less but looked like 40 mph faster. Therefore, when Lamborghini made a wild claimed of "in-excess of 200 mph top speed" in the Geneva show, most journalists believed it really could!



Production    1974–1990
                        (2,042 produced)
Assembly       Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Predecessor Lamborghini Miura
Successor    Lamborghini Diablo
Class             Sports Car
Body style     2-door coupé
Layout          Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine          4.0 L (3929 cc) V12
                       4.8 L (4754 cc) V12
                      5.2 L (5167 cc) V12
Transmission 5-speed manual

The Fiat 500 - Retro modern flashback

If you think that you understand the Italians, think about the take of Roberto Giolito, the director of Fiat design. He compares the first 500 with the Michelin logo, in his words, The Fiat 500 is “a fat man made from tires.” He says this without a touch of irony and without the slightest thought that a fat man made from tires may not be the perfect design goal for any car. And it is not just about the old Fiat 500. He sees the identical thing in the new 500. We really don't know what he is talking about. The 500 is super retro-adorable inside. There is even an option that changes the black interior for white plastic. If you check this option you also get a white steering wheel. In the middle there is a digital display telling the engine temperature, fuel level, date, time, and exterior temperature. Wrapped around that is the tachymeter, and around that the speedometer. It is really awesome. So if you want a taste of awesome buy the Fiat 500.


Production  1957-1975
Assembly   Turin, Italy
Predecessor Fiat 500 "Topolino"
Successor    Fiat 126
Class           City car
Body style    2-door sedan
                      3-door estate
Layout          RR layout
Engine         479 cc I2
                     499 cc I2
                    594 cc I2
Transmission 4-speed manual

The Ferrari GTO 250 - Sold for only $31,856,726

The Ferrari GTO 250
If there is a car that looks absolutely perfect in every way it's the Ferrari GTO 250 . The plunging valley between those humpy front wings, the little mouth pouting at the tip of its hood, the subtle flip-up on the boot. Don't care that the nose is a bit long and the tail too short and don't care that there are vents and slots everywhere to break up the flow and smoothness of the car's body. The GtTO still looks balanced in every aspect.

Two things instantly capture your attention inside. The gear-shifter lever, which stands like some mystical sword from the transmission tunnel so high that you can rest your elbow on it, with a polished aluminium knob the size of a tennis ball. From its centre, there are spokes polished enough to dazzle support a thin wooden rim and if you simply let go of this and keep the arms bent, your hand falls instantly to the gear knob. It's created in way that is so natural for the driver. Further down and to the left of the gate which guides the metal mast beneath your shifting hand, there's a enormous speedometer in a plastic-covered cardboard box. Only road legality demands its presence; the all-important rev counter with its wide plastic needle and bold but pale white numbers is dead ahead in the main instrument panel.



Production 1962–1964
                     (39 produced)
Successor Ferrari 288 GTO
Class          Sports car
Body           Berlinetta
Layout       FR layout
Engine        3.0 L V12
                   300 PS (220 kW; 300 hp)
Transmission 5-speed manual


The lamborghini Murcielago Lp640 - Italian car bully

The Lamborghini Murcielago Lp640 - Italian car

There exist only a number of vehicles that will stop streets like a Murcielago . Supercars like the Murcielago are now getting rare so we should enjoy in the insanity while we can.

Even though the seating position of the LP640 has come a long way from the ‘long arms, short legs' Old Lambo's , the Murcielago is still a big, noisy, tiring supercar.

The performance can be described in one in a word: mind-blowing . Four-wheel drive and 630bhp, combined with a torque figure of 487lb ft mean that you can take the Murcielago to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds. You're looking at 211mph of pure speeeeeed. It's Amazing.

When you think about how cool the Murcielago is, it is as all  things outrageous equipped with a little bubble of cool all around them.

Now let's talk about handling. Reverse parking is possible, but not recomendable. Similarly there is enough space to store a weekend's worth of dirty laundry, but you'd probably be better off sending them on. Scissor doors become necessary when you consider just how wide the Murcielago really is - if you parked next to other cars with normal doors, you'd never get out. Solution is to never park next to other cars.


Production       2001-2010
                           4,099 built
Assembly          Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Predecessor    Lamborghini Diablo
Successor        Lamborghini Aventador
Engine               Mid-engine, four-wheel drive
                            6.2&L V12(572 HP)
                            6.5;L V12(630 HP)
Transmission  6-speed manual
                            6-speed e-Gear semi-automatic

The Lancia Stratos - Italian car blast from the past

Lancia Stratos


Wearing a Italian Lancia Stratos is like wearing a bell helmet – as Stig Blomqvist noted a few years back : ‘The car is like my clotheses,’ he said, ‘it’s got smaller.’
The men behind its rising to stardom were Cesare Fiorio, Lancia’s team manager, Italian designers Gianpaolo Dallara, Marcello Gandini, Danielle Audetto and ace driver Sandro Munari.

The Lancia Stratos was so small that the two crew members almost didn't fit inside , but it soon became the car other teams had to beat from the heat of Africa to the snows of Scandinavia.
Only 492 were built. But the Stratos captured the imagination like none other.
Infamously twitchy down to that crazy-short wheelbase, the Stratos had to have a special kind of driver to get the best out of it. Markku Alen adored it. Sandro Munari is considered a  deity today, but Bernard Darniche won more rallies than anyone else with the Stratos. He is the most successful Stratos driver ever, with 33 victories to Munari’s 13.

The glassfibre front and rear flip front fit where they touch, it wears a truly terrifying pair of megaphones and it’s almost too wide to fit in the trailer. But nobody ever said a world-beater had to be practical.



Engine
2444cc 65 deg transverse iron-block alloy heads V6
& carbs
265bhp@7800rpm
28kg/m@ 4500rpm

Transmission
five-speed driving rear wheels

Dimensions
3710x1750-1810x1114mm
790 kg

Performance
0-60mph 4.1-5.8 secs
top speed 95-140mph depending on gearing

Italian Car Lancia Stratos

The Ferrari 308 GTB - Italian car classic




If the world of Italian carmaker Ferrari was turned upside down when Bertone’s angular Ferrari 308 GT4 in 1973 appeared, things were righted when Pininfarina’s beautiful two-seat Ferrari 308 GTB made its debut couple years later.

“Based on the 308 Dino GT4 with only two seats is regarded by many as the more natural successor to the much-loved Dino 246,” England’s Motor summed up for many. “The styling is the best to come out of Ferrari for a long time.”

“Like the 206/246 Dino,” acknowledged Sergio Pininfarina, “the inspiration for the 308’s lines came from the Dino Berlinetta Speciale we exhibited at Paris in 1965.” The Ferrari 308 GTB was important because it was the first non-12-cylinder Ferrari to wear the prancing horse sign. And it was the first Ferrari with a fiberglass body. Its underpinnings were identical to the Ferrari 308 GT4’s, but its wheelbase was shortened about eight inches (210mm) to 92.1 inches (2340mm). As with that 2+2, horsepower was quoted at 255, and the European version used a dry-sump oiling system. Emissions regulations limited the first GTBs in America to 240 horsepower.





  • Production: 1975–1977 Fiberglass, 1977–1985 steel
  • Assembly: Maranello, Italy

  • Predecessor: Dino 246

  • Class: Sports car
  • Body style: Berlinetta
  • Layout: RMR layout

  • Engine: 3.0 L Tipo F105A V8
    3.0&L FI V8 (GTBi/GTSi)
    3.0L 4v V8 (QV)

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  • The Maserati Bora - Icon, Legend, Superstar

    The mid-engined Maserati Bora was the absolute epitomy of Modena exotic, a rare animal, a production car in which the stylist was given absolute freedom to design anything he wanted, and he ended up designing one of the most iconic car of all time.

    The shape of the Bora is as good as it can get when talking about passenger car aerodynamics, a maximum speed of more than 170 mph combined with grip and handling ensured there was hardly an equal off the racing circuit.

    There was a scary amount of engineering fines sitting above the four wheels of the Maserati. In addition to the abundance of attributes the Bora has, was the fact that it was also one of the most practical mid-engined production cars  in terms of luggage capacity. Unfortunately though the front passenger's foot well-being was a bit compromised.

    Somehow the designer acquired a lot of space for the 4.7-litre V8 engine and adequate luggage in the front boot within the confines of the 14 ft. 2 in. length but when he had done that he remembered that a heavy duty battery and a heater unit had to be accommodated somewhere. Rather than encroach on boot space he moved the vertical bulkhead rearwards into the passenger footwell, leaving space between it and the boot to accommodate bulky items.

    Access to the battery was gained by removing a panel in the carpeted boot, allowing the battery to be slid out easily on its tray. The engine and seats were positioned within the monocoque and the 8 ft. 6 in. wheelbase as to give 42 per cent load on the front axle and 58 per cent on the rear, with a consequently low polar moment of inertia resulting in neutral handling. It had independent wishbone suspension all round with coil spring damper units and anti-roll bars front and rear.


    Production            1971-1978 (Bora 4.7 L)
                                   289 produced
                                   1974-1978 (Bora 4.9 L)
                                   275 produced
    Predecessor        Maserati Ghibli
    Successor           Maserati MC12
    Body style            2-door coupe
    Layout                  RMR layout
    Engine                 4.7 L 4719 cc V8
                                  4.9 L 4930 cc V8
    Transmission     5-speed manual
    Wheelbase         2,600 mm (102.4 in)
    Length                  4,335 mm (170.7 in)
    Width                   1,730 mm (68.1 in)
    Height                 1,134 mm (44.6 in)


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    The Ferrari 458 Italia - Italian menace


    If there’s anything better than a gorgeous Ferrari 458 Italia, it’s that same gorgeous Ferrari 458 Italia with its roof taken off.A few months age we received confirmation that Ferrari was planning on producing a Spider version of one of their highly successful new models back in 2009 from none other than Luca di Montezemolo himself and now the covers have finally been pulled off.

    While most of the Ferrari’s appearance looks pretty much the same to that of the hard-top version of the 458, the biggest difference between the two is obvious: the Italia comes with a retractable roof.

    The top is made from aluminum materials and was designed to ergonomically fit just in front of the rear engine without compromising both the car’s aerodynamic and the overall performance as well. With the roof mechanism being small, the 458 Italia Spider even has room to have a small storage space just behind the two seats of the supercar.

    The front of the Italian icon remains untouched, but the rear end has been given a few tweaks to go well with the car’s new aerodynamic set-up, specifically in the optimization of air flow towards the cooling ducts, oil cooler, and gearbox. There is also  an adjustable wind deflector, which has been designed so that the wind does not interfere with the interior cabin of the prancing horse, making conversations between driver and passenger less of a struggle than it would have been. 

    Additionally to the exterior engineering done to the 458 Italia Spider, Ferrari also adjusted the car's engine mapping and suspension, as well as tuning the engine sound to ensure optimal performance capabilities without compromising the ride experience of the car.
     


    Assembly                 Maranello, Italy
    Predecessor            Ferrari F430
    Body style                 2-seat Berlinetta
    Layout Rear             mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Engine                      4.5 L V8
    Transmission          7-speed dual-clutch
    Wheelbase               2,650 mm (104.3 in)
    Length                       4,527 mm (178.2 in)
    Width                         1,937 mm (76.3 in)
    Height                        1,213 mm (47.8 in)
    Curb weight               1,485 kg (3,274 lb)
    Designer                    Pininfarina

    Lambo Sesto Elemento - It's out of this world



    Lamborghini has confirmed that the new Sesto Elemento will be headed to the production line, albeit in a very limited run. The task of purchasing an Lambo Elemento got even harder as a high-end dealership in La Jolla confirmed that Lamborghini was already accepting orders for the Sesto and that only three units were headed over to the U.S.

    The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will be offered at a princely sum and rumors suggest that payment will be taken in three equal payments of $300,000 or higher with the rest being paid at the end. That kind of payment will bring its owner a 570 BHP V10 engine and a power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per HP! This allows the Sesto Elemento to fly from 0 to 60 mph in an amazing 2.5 seconds, while the top speed will be greater than 186 mph.


    Manufacturer       Lamborghini
    Production           2011 (20 Units)
    Assembly             Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
    Class                    Sports car
    Body style            2-door coupé
    Layout                  Mid-engine, four-wheel drive
    Engine                  5.2 L V10
    Transmission     6-speed paddle-shift, semi-automatic
    Curb weight         999 kg (2,200 lb)

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    Maserati GranCabrio - Elegance is all



    Imagine the billionaire scene of a luxury convertible and a sun-drenched road winding to a chic Mediterranean hotel...
    The film rolling in your mind will probably involve you and a loving partner, or maybe you alone, and almost certainly won't feature anyone on your fantasy wheels' back bench.
    But the reality is that many of us need the convenience of multiple seats, even when living the dream, which is why Maserati's strategy is always selling glamorous cars with room for four, and quite generous room at that.
    So the Modenese company's latest GranCabrio has four seats and enough space around them to render the back pair genuinely comfortable.
    True, the boot will struggle to swallow the luggage of one light packer, but this convertible is more usable than most in its class.


    You can find full technical specifications here http://www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/models/GranCabrio/Tech-specs.html


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    The Ferrari 458 Spider - It's just a Prancing horse



    Besides shaving the 458’s head, Ferrari changed it's throttle mapping, suspension tuning, and “engine soundtrack”. The Spider’s soundtrack should be very pleasing, produced as it's by the same 562- bhp engine as is used in the Ferrari 458 Italia. That power is routed through exactly the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic as is used in the coupe to the same torque-vectoring differential. Ferrari claims the Spider will run to 62 mph from a standstill in less than 3.5 seconds before gaining a top speed in excess of 198 mph. In a recent comparison test, we kicked a 458 Italia to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds, so the Spider’s figure is probably a bit conservative.

    You can find full technical specifications here http://www.458spider.com/english/#/tech

    The Fiat 500 Abarth - A zinger with a stinger

     
    The Italian Abarth 500 is small, so the back seats are also in the same way. But up front you will be fine, although a bit bounced to death thanks to stiff suspension. You can get away with the Fiat most of the time though - especially in town where you can scoot about like a maniac.

    It's a relatively small 1.4-litre turbo but with a decent 135bhp and 133lb ft of torque. A ‘Sport' button slightly raises the torque available, but not by a big amount; it goes up to 152lb ft for the purpose of overtaking . It means that the tiny 500 is not blistering, but an exceptional joy to thrash. This isn't a car to win a drag race, but through the turns it is great fun. 

    Quality is ok. The 500 generally has some fine touches that kick it up above average, but the quality has been shaved in some bits. Not to say that it is bad, but start poking around and you will find some marginally ropey finishes.

    All in all, the Italian scorp' is a small car that can do BIG things. Really.
    You can find specific technical information about the Italian Fiat 500 Abarth here http://www.fiatusa.com/abarth/#

    The Pagani Huayra - Roaring god of wind

    In 2012 we are are expecting an exotic Pagani with an even more exotic name - Huayra .The name comes from a god of wind in the Andes, an appropriate calling for a car boosted by a twin-turbo V12 and meant to fly along the ground at 230 mph.

    The 2012 Pagani Huayra is more than just an evolution of the Zonda. It starts with the engine, for the Zonda's racing-specification, normally aspirated 7.0-liter Mercedes V12 has been replaced by an AMG-tuned twin-turbo 6.0-liter Mercedes V12.

    In standard form, the turbocharged 5,980cc V12 will have an output of 700 BHP at 6,300 rpm and 664 pound-feet of torque from 2,500-4,250 rpm. The Sport version will create 730 BHP and 811 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine has been took from the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. Horacio Pagani notes that this turbocharged Powerhouse car makes it possible to meet air emission regulations, so he plans to get a certificate for the United States market.




    Manufacturer:      Pagani
    Production:           2011
    Assembly:             Modena, Italy
    Predecessor:       Pagani Zonda
    Class:                    Sports car
    Layout:                   Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout
    Engine:                   Mercedes-AMG V12 Bi-Turbo M158, 5980 cc
    Transmission:      7-speed sequential cross. AMT robotic system with driving programs



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    The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta - Smoothness from Italy

    Four words:The. Fastest. Ferrari. Period.

    While the F12 Berlinetta may have a name seemingly created to drive English teachers crazy, the 740 BHP V12 is just demenziale. Genrating 509 lb-ft of torque, it is enough to propel the 3,362-pound car from 0-62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and 0-104 mph in 8.5 seconds, taking it from Ferrari. Of course, the true measure of any Ferrari is a lap around Fiorano course, which the Italian carmaker says can be completed in just 1:23 seconds .

    Ferrari says the new Berlinetta has a lower and more rearward center of gravity thanks to a redesigned suspension and gearbox, with 54 percent of the entire weight of the car resting on the rear tires. A 0.299 Cd and 76 percent more downforce allows a top speed of over 211 mph.



    Production:       2012–
    Assembly:         Maranello, Italy
    Predecessor:   Ferrari 599
    Class:                 Grand tourer
    Body style:         2-seat berlinetta
    Layout:                FMR layout
    Engine:                6.3 L V12
    Transmission:   7-speed dual-clutch Automated Manual


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    The Lamborghini Aventador J - a car from the future

    It is one thing to make a convertible version of the beautiful Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, it is a different thing to take the roof and the windscreen off, fitting two tiny wind deflectors in front of the driver and passenger compartments. Climate control? None. Navigation system? Don't even think about it.

    What you do get is what Lambo calls "an utterly indescribable experience of power and dynamics." The Italian Lamborghini Aventador  Roadster uses the same 700 BHP, 6.5-liter V12 as its hardtop cousin, and Lamborghini states that the open-air J will go up to 186 miles per hour. In an effort to save weight even more, the carmaker has used a new carbon fiber fabric called "Carbonskin" that is soft and supple enough to be used on the seats and interior trim. Regardless, we are sure that once you are actually driving this monster at speed, you won't really care how nice the fabric under your butt is.
    The J Roadster you see here is for sale. How many more will be produced? Zero. It's a one-off, one-run deal, and put away your pocketbooks – it has already been sold for a small amount of 2.1 million euros. The Italian Golden Bull is really showing of what they can do with the new Lamborghini Aventador J. Truly  amazing car. 

    Sorry, but we couldn't find any technical information about the Italian Lamborghini Aventador J.


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    The Alfa Romeo 159 - The Italian cop




    For the 2011 model year, the Alfa Romeo 159 - both sedan and station wagon models- have been renewed in vogue and interior; it additionally gets optional packages that offer customers a more competitive bid.

    The company offers a lot of attention to detail and top quality interior materials making the 159 look even sportier and even more original. The Alfa 159 gets a brand new combination of leather offered in black or beige and an elegant chrome treatment. 
     For 2011, customers are going to be able to choose between four different packages:Sport Pack, Comfort Pack, TI Plus Pack  and Comfort plus pack . These packages provide an abundance of equipment like side sills, aluminum pedals, sports instruments with white lighting, a sport steering wheel and a shift knob. Alternative features of these packages include cruise control, electrical door mirrors and fog lamps. These packages are finished off with a system media player and speakerphone Blue & Me and radio controls on the steering wheel.

    The 2011 Alfa Romeo 159 also will provide the driver with five different engine options: a 1.8 liter one hundred forty hp and a 2.0 liter two hundred hp turbocharged petrol and diesels to the tune of a JTDM with 120, 170, and 200 hp.

    The Alfa Romeo 159 is the official car of the Italian military police - the Carabinieri.

    Engine:

    Petrol:
    • 1.75 L TBi I4
    • 1.8 L MPI I4
    • 1.9 L JTS I4
    • 2.2 L JTS I4
    • 3.2 L JTS V6
    Diesel:
    • 1.9 L JTD I4
    • 2.0 L JTD I4
    • 2.4 L JTD I5

    Transmission:            5 and 6-speed manual
                                    6-speed Sequential manual
                                    6-speed automatic

    Wheelbase:              (sedan/sportswagon)
                                   2700/2703 mm (106.3/106.4 in.)


    Length:                    4660/4661 mm (183.4/183.5 in.)


    Width:                     1828/1830 mm (71.9/72.0 in.)


    Height:                     1417–1422 mm (55.7-55.9 in.)



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    Lamborghini Superleggera LP570 - Might from Italy

    Bright green and brutal – it can only be the Italian car beast-Lamborghini. And it’s a rather hardcore one. Meet the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera, Lambo’s super lightweight new model.
    Needless to say, it’s the wildest Gallardo yet. It has got four-wheel drive and there’s more power. An extra 10 bhp takes the 5.2-litre V10’s total output to 562 bhp, the most an Italian Lambo Gallardo has yet offered and not far short of the bhp served up by the original Lamborghini Murcielago.
    The gain in power over a Gallardo LP560-4 goes hand in hand with a loss in weight, as the Superleggera's name suggests. 70 kg have been shed, predominantly via copious usage of carbonfibre all over the body. Engine cover, sills, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and door mirrors all have a lightweight weave. Those beautiful forged alloy wheels also kill 13 kg and look pretty amazing while they’re at it.
    Combine the dieting and the power gains and you get a 3.4 sec 0-100 km\h sprint, three tenths quicker than we managed in an LP560-4. Top speed is 202mph. It is a truly brutal car from a brutal manufacturer. 




    Dimension

    Wheelbase:        2.560 mm (100,79 in)
    Overall length:    4.386 mm (172,68 in)
    Overall width :     1.900 mm (74,80 in)
    Overall height:   1.165 mm (45,87 in)
    Dry weight:          1.340 kg (2.954 lb)
    Weight/Power:    2,35 kg/HP (5,18 lb/HP)
    Weight distribution : 43 % - 57 %
     

    Performance

    Top speed:     325 km/h (202 mph)

    Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3,4 s

    Acceleration: 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph): 10,2 s
     

    Tyres and wheels

    ESP:               Full ESP System with ABS, ASR and ABD

    Steering:        Power- assisted rack and pinion

    Front tyres:    Pirelli P ZERO CORSA 235/35 ZR19

    Rear tyres:     Pirelli P ZERO CORSA 295/30 ZR19

    Front wheels: Aluminium alloy 8,5’’ x ø 19’’

    Rear wheels:  Aluminium alloy 11’’ x ø 19’’

    Kerb-to-kerb turning circle: 11,5 m (37,7 ft) 
     
                               
     
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    Italian car beauty - Alfa Romeo Spider





    There's a good dollop of charisma to be found under the hood of any Italian Alfa Spider. Engines include a 2.2-litre four-cylinder, a 3.2-litre V6 and a 2.4-litre five-pot turbodiesel; this refined unit is the best engine in the current line-up. But the Spider's heavy kerbweight does not help performance. The petrol engines struggle; the extra torque of the big diesel engine means maintaining progress is not as hard work. The extra kilos can be felt in the Spider's  handling, too, because while it is grippy, it never feels as agile or adjustable as you would like. There is some body roll and the Alfa is slow to react, and when the tires reach the limit of grip, the car tends to run wide round corners. As a result, the Alfa works its stability control hard, while the steering gives kickback under heavy loads. It does not offer great feedback at lower speeds so the driving experience feels rather remote. More crucially, the Romeo shows its weaknesses over bumpy surfaces, because it transmits shocks to the cabin, and vibrations can be felt around the windscreen. While the suspension is not overly firm, it is not as composed as we would like it to be. The brake pedal is soft, too. Despite everything said, the Spider is a  more loveable car than the raw data would have you believe. As with many other Alfa Romeos, it has real charm, and is a machine you will not buy with your head, you will buy it with your heart.



    Class:            Sports car

    Body style:    Coupé

    Layout:           Front engine, Front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive

    Platform:       GM/Fiat Premium platform

    Engine:

                        Petrol:
                                  1.75 L TBi I4
                                  2.2 L JTS I4
                                  3.2 L JTS V6

                         Diesel:
                                  2.0 L JTD I4
                                  2.4 L JTD I5

    Transmission:  6-speed manual
                                 6-speed semi-auto



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    Pagani Zonda R- Italian car \ Art





    Introduced a year ago in Vienna, the Italian super cars soon found their owners. The Pagani is valued at 1500000 euros, while the weight value is only 1000 kg without the driver and fuel. That is because of the titanium and carbon fiber materials installed in the car. Chassis rigidity is doubled, and the weight reduced by one third compared to a standard Zonda F. Almost everything on the car, starting from the front spoiler to the massive rear wing is made ​​from carbon fiber or titanium, except for the "cages" made ​​from steel.

    Raw power and sophisticated technology.
    What can you expect from this car? The new Pagani Zonda R goes from 0  to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds while top speed reaches more than 350 km/h. However, the lucky ones who have owned this super sport car can calibrate the output power through the latest generation of software that currently does not exist in any other car in the world.

    Although the Zonda F has great performances (7:27.82 at the Nürburgring, the realization of the lateral force of 1.5 G), it is still a production car, of course, with the prefix "super". The Zonda F is easy to drive, it is intuitive, and the benchmark in its class for comfort and safety. Since the series of 25 pieces was sold in record time, it is clear what kind of Italian car this is. However, it was not enough to fulfill the wishes of the most demanding customers.

    The idea initially came from the customer's of Italian-American origin, automotive enthusiast and a proud owner of three Zonda cars! He described the project in his own way: "I thought about this idea for some time, but actually I'm not interested in racing."
    However, the primary goal of the Zonda R is extraordinary performance on the track, without limitation rules and standards,except those relating to security. The first draft was completed in September 2009, but of crucial importance was the support of the Mercedes AMG division. The basis for the desired engine was found in the powerhouse machine from the CLK GTR, which dominated GT championships, and was perhaps the most powerful car in this competition ever. Even at constant racing pace the engine had to cover 5000 km before servicing! The challenge was accepted without hesitation.



    Production 2009 (15 produced)
    Class Racing car
    Body style 2-door coupe
    Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Engine 6.0 L AMG V12
    Transmission Xtrac 672 6-speed sequential manual









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    Ferrari California- Fast Italian car




    The Ferrari California made its debut in 2008 and is the company’s 2+2 hardtop convertible. It's a front engine, rear wheel drive grand touring Italian sports car and was the first vehicle in four decades that didn't have an alphanumeric appendage.

    The Italian Ferrari California is driven by a 4.3L V8 delivering 454 HP and 358 lb-ft of torque. This engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or the company’s first seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

    If you take it from industry rumors, the California originally started as a concept for a new Maserati, but the resulting expense to produce the car led the Fiat Group to badge it as a Ferrari in order to justify the high cost of purchase; the company denies this.

    The Italian car named Ferrari California has a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph) and it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds. It is 180 kilograms (397 lb) heavier and 30 PS less powerful than the F430, but the California still reaches 97 km/h (60 mph) in the same time as the F430 because of the dual-clutch transmission.

    The interior benefits from newly developed accessories and equipment such as the seats, steering wheel, and the instrument panel. The exterior is showing a classic Ferrari design aerodynamically enhanced to be highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.


    Assembly Maranello, Italy
    Class Grand tourer
    Body style 2-door, 2+2 coupé cabriolet
    Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Engine 4,297 cc (262.2 cu in) 90° V8
    Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
    6-speed manual
        


    The Limited Edition Maserati GranTurismo S - Italian masterpiece car

    Maserati introduced the amazing Limited Edition GranTurismo S model at the Bologna motor show.
    Made for the purpose of the celebration of 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, the limited edition GranTurismo S has a matte "Sebring Blue" exterior with details made from carbon fiber, brake pliers made from polished aluminum and 20-inch aluminum alloy rims.

    Inside there is leather and alcantara sports seats, carbon fiber trim and a Centocinquantenario label on the center console.

     It is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 331 kW/444 hp and 510 Nm of torque. The mighty Maserati accelerates from zero to a 100 km\h in under 5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 295 km\h.

    Production will be limited to 12 units and will be available exclusively in Italy.







    Engine:

     Displacement:                 4691 cc

    Maximum power output: 450 BHP
    Maximum torque:              510 Nm

    Size and Weight:

    Length:         4,881 mm
    Width:           1,915 mm

    Height:          1,353 mm

    Wheelbase:  2942 mm 
    Performance:

    Top speed:    295 km\h

    0-100 km\h:  4.9 s

    0-400 m:       13 s

    0-1000 m:     23 s

    Ferrari FF in the Dolomites

    Cars made by "Ferrari" somehow always, in the logic of things, are linked with sunshine, wind in your hair, beautiful women and the sea. The fact that the Italian car maker held the "FF" model presentation in the Dolomites, on snow and ice, may look strange at first. The answer to the question why hides in the second letter F. Long ago did the president of "Ferrari" Luca di Montezemolo announce that the new car will be like nothing that "Ferrari" has ever seen. People were guessing what the successor of the "612 Scaglietti" might be like. And while everybody was more or less discussing the future model of "Ferrari" in Maranello   car was created like the "Prancing Horse" has never seen before - a four wheel drive model! To make it even more unusual, the new Italian Ferrari is a true four-seater, a harmonious combination  "unified" in the model name - Ferrari FF (Ferrari Four). Before the Ferrari FF experienced official debut at the Geneva Motor Show, prototypes have  traveled many miles in the polar circle, which is to say, in the harshest of conditions.

    Official Italian Ferrari FF video


    The car was tested also in the desert, but it is not surprising since, as already said, the Ferrari cars are somehow logically tied to a nice, warm weather and sunshine. And, why is the Ferrari FF tested in the polar circle? 

    The answer is quite simple - in Maranello, Italy they consider that there are no better conditions to test the all-wheel drive than the eternal ice and snow. The tests were completed, the FF model officially introduced, and how fitting for a brand such as Ferrari, before they started public tests for the FF model, the time has come to bring  about 200 people from the major world media, to meet with the new Ferrari. Since it is a bit tricky to lead all those people to the Arctic Circle, Ferrari found a solution - to give the "chosen" ones an opportunity to see and fell what the Ferrari FF and his four wheel drive can really do. They took them to 2350 meters above sea level, to the ski resort Plan de Corones in the Dolomites in northern Italy. There the people from  Maranello  prepared a special track, which should serve to test the real capabilities of Ferrari FF, first of all its 4x4 drive. A small "problem" was the fact that the special paths can be reached only by ski lift, and Ferrari FF can't reach any of them. The solution, as is fitting for Ferrari, was found through something "different and above all glamorous" - two copies of the Ferrari FF were transported to the track with the help of the Italian Air Force "loaded" into the transport helicopter CH-47 Chinook, so the Ferrari FF literally "landed" in the Dolomites.

    Promotion of the Ferrari FF in the Dolomites lasted almost four weeks, during which journalists could in all aspects  look at the new model from Maranello, and judge it. Of course one of the most important tests was held on a specially prepared track, but since that just the drive on a track would bore even the biggest Ferrari fanatic, the car wasn't driven just on that particular track.

    Above 200 "lucky fellas "drove the Italian Ferrari FF on the snow-covered roads and trails around  Kronplatz, then the winding, spectacular roads around Gardena, Sella, Campolongo and Pordoi, as in the urban cores of Bruneck and Brixen. We do not know how "the lucky 200" felt during these tests, but we know that we would hardly accept to leave that place - because of the Italian car, and because of the spectacular nature ...

    Production 2011-
    Assembly Maranello, Italy
    Predecessor Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
    Class Grand tourer
    Body style 3-door shooting-brake
    Layout FM4 layout
    Engine 6.3 L V12
    Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch automated semi-automatic
    Wheelbase 2,949 mm (116.1 in)
    Length 4,907 mm (193.2 in)
    Width 1,953 mm (76.9 in)
    Height 1,379 mm (54.3 in)
    Curb weight 1,880 kg (4,145 lb)
    Designer Pininfarina