FRED PAROUTAUD

Wheels: Fast Exit

A final set of admonishments prompted the expected groans of displeasure as we prepared to drive Lamborghini’s latest and maybe last versions of the Gallardo on the track at New York’s Monticello Motor Club. “There is no passing. This is not a race. There is no winner,” Lamborghini test-driver Richard Antinucci told us. “And the […]

Collectibles: Thorough-bread Racer

Born in the wake of the 1961 Palace Revolt at Maranello, the Breadvan is perhaps the most instantly recognizable Ferrari—for both its quirky name and radical silhouette. This legendary car will be auctioned by Christie’s on August 18 in Monterey and will carry a presale estimate of $3.5 million to $5 million.   Giotto Bizzarrini […]

Presto Presto

The airliner touches down in Bologna, a group of Italian teenagers on board cheers and applauds and then breaks into a beautiful operatic aria. This is the introduction to Italy for a visitor arriving to test-drive Lamborghini’s new Murciélago Roadster, the 580 hp, 198.8 mph topless version of the carmaker’s flagship coupe. However, such a […]