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RM Auctions , the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, made history over two nights during its 2013 Monterey sale weekend by hitting a sales total of more...
The introduction of the Maserati Ghibli next year will mark the first time that the Italian automaker has two four-door models for sale at the same time. This midsize sedan to the venerable...
If you missed your chance to snag one of the 77 Aston Martin One-77 supercars and feel that the new flagship Vanquish Coupe just isn’t your cup of tea, then the new drop-top version of the company’s...
To mark its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini unveiled an outrageous one-off concept called the Egoista. This single-seat car celebrates Lamborghini’s long-standing appeal to ego through building extreme...
Set along the shores of Italy’s picturesque Lake Como, the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (this year from May 24 through 26) serves as a beauty contest for the world’s rarest and most...
La Mille Miglia , whose name translates from Italian as “1,000 Miles,” is one of Italy’s most celebrated road rallies. Held 24 times from 1927 to 1957, the Mille (as it is more affectionately known)...
Ferrari has entered the hybrid arena at full throttle. LaFerrari ( www.ferrari.com ), which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is powered by a 6.3-liter, 789 hp V-12 engine and an...
The F12 descriptor, chosen by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, references the brand’s Formula 1 racing heritage and the car’s cylinder count; berlinetta is Italian for "little saloon." As of mid-...
For years, Ferrari and McLaren have battled each other in the rarefied air of Formula 1 racing, but increasingly they have taken that competition to the street, now that the U.K.-based McLaren has...
Fifty years ago, in a fit of pique, Ferruccio Lamborghini—a maker of tractors and other industrial equipment—started his own sports-car company after a run-in with Enzo Ferrari over a car that...
Even though Ferrari may not have invented the concept of the supercar, it deserves credit for keeping the flame alive with a succession of these limited-run exotics dating all the way back to the...
The sexy mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is paving the way back to the United States for the iconic Italian marque. Measuring 157 inches overall on a 94-inch...
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the most outrageous model to come from the extreme Italian automaker in five decades, a car so wholly and magnificently over-the-top that it...
An aesthetic redesign, the Ducati Monster Anniversary Edition ( www.ducati.com ) celebrates two decades of the Italian manufacturer’s top model. The bike—known for its engine-baring design—features...
For the new model year, Moto Guzzi has tinkered with its V7 lineup of retro-style road bikes, revamping or revising each of the three models. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer ( www.motoguzzi.com ) is an...
You might not guess by looking at it, but the current iteration of Maserati ’s luscious Quattroporte dates way back to 2004. The sedan’s evergreen style and handcrafted Ferrari V-8 have kept it...
The classic car–collecting universe experienced a jarring paradigm shift in 2010 when, on October 27 in London, two Lamborghini Miuras—a 1971 Miura SVJ and a 1972 Miura SV—each eclipsed the $1...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
Bill Evans’s 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM fared better in the Alps this spring than it did in Indianapolis 99 years ago. Isotta Fraschini, an Italian manufacturer that produced automobiles in the...
Winding through the Eastern Alps at elevations higher than 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass is one of Europe’s most scenic summer riding routes. But it also challenges riders with more than 80 breakneck...
The current generation of Lamborghini Gallardo , nearing the culmination of a staggeringly successful run since it was introduced in 2003, has diverged into two opposite variants: the Super Trofeo...
The Aventador LP 700-4 is as ferocious as its namesake, a Spanish bull that performed in a notoriously violent fight in the early 1990s. It is big and imposing and no gentle giant. Powered by a new 6...
The Granturismo MC dispels the notion that Maserati is a second-tier player among Italian sports-car brands. The beauty of the GranTurismo is indisputable, and its Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V-8...
As sportbikes continue to shed weight and gain power, such improvements might reach a point of diminishing returns. The ruthless pursuit of acceleration and razor’s-edge handling could lead to such...
Ferrari purists seldom are followers of soft-top fashion, preferring the marque’s rigid berlinettas and their beautiful flowing forms to the canvas-roofed spiders. However, Ferrari’s latest mid-...
No one seems to be in much of a hurry to bid farewell to the stupendously pretty Maserati GranTurismo—particularly Maserati itself. With “only” 400 hp, it earned modest praise for its performance...
During a test-ride earlier this year on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the Ducati 1199 Panigale demonstrated its ferocity by reaching 170 mph on the straightaway, and showed its agility in the 3.4-...
Carlo Saltarelli has raced, test-ridden, and—through his dealership—sold Ducati motorcycles. He also has collected them, amassing a cache of 100 vintage and rare racing and road bikes over the last...
Just about the last thing you’d expect to hear piercing the silence of the snowy Dolomites surrounding the quaint Italian town of Cortina d’Ampezzo is the shriek of 10- and 12-cylinder Lamborghinis...
1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT After nearly a decade of production, Lamborghini’s awe-inspiring Diablo supercar reached its performance pinnacle as the super-rare Diablo GT, a so-called street version of...

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