The marriage of Italy and Detroit is producing some interesting DNA. All you have to do is look at the dashing Maserati Levante and Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs I'm hanging out with this week. That’s right, Detroit, I said Maserati and Alfa SUVs. Since the Italians bought Chrysler, the Auburn Hills family dinner table has gotten a lot bigger. Christmas...

If you’re looking for a car attraction to visit in Italy, here’s a new one to add to your list. It comes courtesy of FCA Heritage, the organisation that looks after Fiat, Lancia, Abarth and Alfa Romeo. It’s called the FCA Heritage Hub, and it’s located in the former Officina 81 site in Via Plava, part of Turin’s huge industrial area of Mirafiori. T...

One of the more interesting stories to come out of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month was the potentially imminent revival of the DeTomaso Pantera. That would actually be a very good idea, and timely. The Ford V-8-engined Pantera is a classic design (from the American Tom Tjaarda, then working at Italian firm Ghia), and an exhilarating p...

In Italy, no, the world, he had rock star status. Wearing his signature sweater, he would swoon presidents and popes. Sergio Marchionne was a visionary who saved Fiat and Chrysler, created the world’s 7th largest auto group, reintroduced Alfa Romeo back into the U.S., and brought the brand back into F1. And, in a private ceremony at the Geneva Moto...

One-off commissions for Ferrari’s most-valued customers tend to be rather special. They allow the designers and engineers involved to step outside the boundaries of a series production vehicle and produce something that transcends the need to cater to a broader audience. The P80/C you see here is the result of just such a project, one that started...

Perfect for anyone who loves classic car mechanics, design and history, The Roar of Italian Heritage is a 100% Made-in-Italy travel experience by Italian Ways, taking you across Brescia, Milan and Turin to discover the designers behind iconic cars the whole world admires today. See original sketches and talk to automotive leaders like Roberto Gioli...

When you hear Lamborghini and the 1970s in the same sentence, you probably think about the origins of the iconic Countach luxury sports car. What you might not know is that, just three years after introducing the Countach, the Italian car maker went in a completely different direction, developing an off-road vehicle called the Cheetah that looks li...

Ferraris are works of art. As the founder of the company, Enzo Ferrari, once said, “Ferraris are not cars, they are dreams.” The world’s best-known exotic car brand has been around since 1947, when Enzo Ferrari founded it shortly after WWII. Ferrari has been an innovative force in the car world since then and they continue to innovate and excite wi...

Cisitalia is likely one of the most important and influential automobile manufacturers of which most people have never heard. Founded by wealthy Italian industrialist Piero Dusio, the name (pronounced chee-see-TAH-lee-uh) was a partial acronym that stood for Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia. It was one of dozens of small Italian firms establis...

EVEN as analysts are forecasting declines in vehicle sales in the United States this year and next, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles believes the time is still ripe for expansion. On Tuesday, the Italian-American carmaker said it planned to spend US$4.5 billion over the next three years to update several Detroit plants and retool an engine plant to make J...