19 Nov
Only 30 of the 630 HP track-only racers to be made

This past August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren unveiled a Can-Am concept for a track-only version of its superb MP4-12C supercar. This weekend, on the eve of the Austin Grand Prix, McLaren announced they will be gearing that vehicle into production — even if they only plan on making 30 of them. Developed […]


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, […]


10 Oct
FIAT's diminutive Italian imp gets 300 horsepower boost

The FIAT 500 is presently the best designed ultra compact car on the market, and it’s finally available in America. But the version we’re getting imported has just a measly 101 hps, with an Abarth 133 hp tuned version coming in early 2012. But besting that output by a significant amount is Italian tuner Romeo […]


12 Sep
Racetrack-worthy supercar based on Blancpain racing series

While all attention is naturally on the gamechanging Aventodor at present (my god what a car), Lamborghini doesn’t want you to forget about its cash cow Gallardo — the best selling Lambo of all time. Its brand new LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is the most extreme Gallardo ever — a special edition vehicle based on […]


30 Aug
America's smallest four-seater feels like anything but

Although the first all new Scion to hit the US market since the tC way back in 2004, the iQ is hardly new. In fact, it’s been zipping through crowded cityscapes in Europe and Japan since 2008, the year it won Car Of the Year in the land of the rising sun. But it is […]


8 Jul
The ABT Sportsline Beetle, err Speedle, delivers for VW

The world’s largest tuner of Volkswagen vehicles, ABT Sportsline, has just unveiled their tuned up remix of the brand spanking new Beetle. The ABT Sportsline Beetle, or Speedle, will come in a variety of levels based on the various standard Beetles: the 1.2 TSI (with standard 105 HP) will be increased to around 140 HP, […]


24 Jun
Fiat returns to America with its utterly lovable 500 Cinquecento

When Fiat vanished from US shores almost 30 years ago, the brand shrunk back to Italy under a most embarrassing cloud — its tailpipe tucked shamefully between its wobbly rear wheels, headlights sad and filled with shame. The “Fix It Again Tony” acronym long cemented in the American psyche via a parade of flimsy, shop-prone […]

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