A couple of years ago, Lapo Elkann, the car-nut grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was outraged that Volkswagen had agreed to buy Ducati, the Italian motorcycle company best known for its lean, testosterone-laden road missiles. In a text message to me, he said, "Ducati has to stay Italian" (I had interviewed him not long before abo...

by Jennifer Clark   The bright red race cars at the Museo Ferrari attracted almost as many visitors last year as Jackson Pollock's iconic splashings at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. In August, the museum hit a new all-time record for daily visitors, 2,422 -- more than the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan had on Easter Sunday. W...

La prima conferenza-expo sulle eccellenze tecnologiche italiane negli Stati Uniti si terrà a Detroit il 9 e 10 maggio 2016 presso la Wayne State University. Aziende italiane leader mondiali nell'ingegneria e nell'innovazione tecnologica tra le quali FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Brembo, Comau, Magneti Marelli, Esaote presenteranno i loro prodot...

Palmen Fiat, a Kenosha, Wisconsin based dealer with a large selection of the Italian automaker's signature hatchbacks, is holding an end of year sale that might just make shoppers think twice about that large sedan they were sold on before.     The deals at Palmen on models ranging from the efficient 2015 Fiat 500 Pop and Fiat 500 Spor...

L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare in Am...

In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

In the modern age of design, where even the most basic object is studied and rendered beautiful by industrial designers who have reached celebrity status, (orange squeezer or usb key anyone?), it seems that almost anything can become "cult".   The rise of the hipster has done nothing to help this saturation of everyday things gaining an aest...

The Ferrari FXX K has won the Compasso d'Oro, one of the most prestigious design awards. The Ferrari FXX K, the jury explained, received the "Compasso d'Oro for a vehicle that exhibits a high level of industrial artisanship. It reflects the values of both Ferrari and of the Made in Italy brand. This recognition goes to a formidable team for exempli...

Italian automaker Fiat SpA announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a union-controlled trust fund. Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills f...

The LaFerrari is one of Maranello's greatest creations of Ferrari. At 950 hybrid horsepower, it's about as monstrous a machine as one could possibly build for the public roads. So how does the Prancing Horse kick it up a notch — meet the track-only version 1,035 horsepower 6.3-liter V12 engine LaFerrari FXX K.   Scheduled to make its first r...