Fiat has presented a new virtual museum, the “Virtual Casa 500,” devoted to its iconic compact automobile. Internet users from all over the world will be able to discover the history of the Fiat 500 with a selection of videos and archive pictures, while visiting a space that is destined to open for real in Turin, Italy as early as next year. The vi...

Two seats, light, small. It sounds like the description of a mini supercar, maybe a Lotus Elise or a Caterham, but these three adjectives refer to what would later become the queen of Italian roads: the 500. Or rather, the Nuova 500 of 1957, that little curvy babe that only a few people have been able to refuse. However, the project did not start o...

Vehicles are often named after metaphors of domination, speed, and strength. The Mustang is a wild horse, the Diablo is literally named after the devil, and the same goes for the Impala, the Charger, the Stingray, the Viper, Thunderbird… you get my flow. These metaphors are often embodied as traits within the animals the cars are named after, and i...

The average Alfa Romeo may not rearrange your organs in the same way that a Lamborghini or Ferrari does, but this Italian automaker's fan base is just as passionate. The brand's 110th anniversary was a perfect occasion for fans - well, at least some of them - to head out this week. Of course, Alfa fans are affectionately known as "Alifisti", and so...

Formula 1 should target a triple-header of grands prix in Italy this year, according to Imola’s boss, as grand prix machinery returned to the circuit on Wednesday. Formula 1 has so far confirmed the opening eight races on its revised 2020 calendar but an event at Mugello, likely a week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, is poised to be added to...

The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars. With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati’s DNA: it was in competition that...

John Andretti grew up thinking his first name was Other. As in, The Other Andretti. But, as the nephew of Mario and the cousin of Michael, John established quite a career for himself. He won in Indycars. He won in the NASCAR Cup series. He won the 24 Hours of Daytona. He raced NHRA Top Fuel dragsters. He won on dirt tracks in midgets and sprint car...

“It is a very forgiving car. Very pretty, too.” That’s what the legendary Steve McQueen said about Duetto in the summer of 1966, having been invited by Sports Illustrated to try the Italian spider, along with other “fast friends.” The model he drove was one of the first Alfa Romeo 1600 Spiders to arrive in the US, after its debut at the Geneva Moto...

A 2003 Ferrari Enzo was the top seller at RM Sotheby's Driving Into Summer online collector car auction, also setting a new record sale price for an online-only car auction at $2,640,000. Clearly, wealth in this country is still being spent despite broader global events and record unemployment levels, and while things weren't all roses for the auct...

Declining sales and repeated overhauls to its future plans are not typically signs of a car brand’s good health. So alfisti - passionate fans of Alfa Romeo - should be concerned about the short and long-term future of the storied Italian brand. The new-car sales data released this week showed Alfa Romeo sales had declined almost 40 per cent year-to...