Stellar Los Angeles production duo/DJs Classixx have made a little Valentine’s Day gift for us all today in the form of their Immaculate Selections mixtape. The 47-minute set starts off strong with Tangerine Dream’s “The Dream Is Always The Same”, then moves on to a Business Time-inspiring mix of nylon & heels grooves that include Toro [...]


20 Dec
1,200 lbs x 210 horsepower = World Class power-to-weight ratio

By now you know the drill: it seems every couple months a tiny, financially bereft Eastern European country or bankrupt European powerhouse or fringe automaker decides it’s going to enter the Supercar Wars, and often the goals are lofty. Poland has its Arrinera De Veno, India its DC Design Avanti, Mexico its Mastretta MXT and Spain [...]


12 Oct
Italian automaker returns after a half-century of silence

Defunct for over a half century, Italian coachbuilder Ermini Automobili Italia returns with a tiny, ridiculously lightweight roadster with only the joy of driving on its mind. The 686 Seiottosei is called so because it weighs in at a feather-light 686 kgs (1,512 lbs) — about the mass of the Bentley GT’s hood. This levity is [...]


5 Jul
Rally driver Jean Ragnotti races himself in different eras

If you’re a World Rally Championship fan, you may recognize former driver Jean Ragnotti in this video teaser made by French automaker Renault. The video features Ragnotti winding through a mountainous Alps roadway in a new concept car — the Renault Alpine A110-50 Supercar Concept we previewed last month — while a vintage livery-matching Renault [...]


28 Jun
Design firm Lazzarini takes the Italian love one step too far

You may remember a few other car concepts where huge engines are stuffed into tiny cars (Nissan Juke-R, Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650, Ford Fiesta SHOgun, Renault V6 Clio, etc), but Italian design firm Lazzarini perhaps took the idea one step too far with their Italian-on-Italian lovefest, aptly dubbed the 550 Italia. The vehicle, hypothetically, [...]


25 May
The French marque resurrects its Alpine Berlinette of the 1960s

Renault has finally unveiled the official images of the much whispered Alpine A110-50 Concept, a car which draws from the French marque’s famed Alpine Berlinette rally car of the 1960s. The Alpine A110-50 Concept stays true to its original with design cues like the half-domed headlamps and Alpine Blue livery, while updating its performance with [...]


28 Jun
The fastest front-wheel-drive car ever timed at Nurburgring

Renault’s Megane R.S. Trophy is now the venerable French marque’s fastest car ever produced, establishing a blistering lap time at Nurburgring of 8 minutes 7.97 seconds — the record for a front-wheel drive car (eclipsing the record established by its predecessor, the Megane R.S., which clocked in at 8 minutes 17 secs). Unfortunately for all [...]


28 Jul
When auto-brands, designers and pianomakers unite to make music

In the last decade Audi has completely transformed itslef, largely on the strength of its stunning design and engineering. When Walter de’Silva got ahold of the company in 2002 and began helming its design division, he turned its destiny 180 degrees — culminating in the mindblowing Audi s5, which he’s called his most beautiful design [...]

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