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14Lamborghini Aventador reports for taxi duty at Bologna airport

Lamborghini has invaded another airport as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. In January, it took over one of the two runways at Miami-Dade International Airport so it could conduct high-speed runs and have an Aventador pose with a Boeing airliner. Across the Atlantic, the Aventador has just been made the "Follow Me" vehicle at the Aeroporto di Bologna, which is 30 minutes from the company factory in Sant' Agata Bolognese.

26Lamborghini celebrates assembly of 1,000th Aventador

They're lifting glasses of bubbly in Bologna today as Lamborghini celebrates the Aventador reaching a significant milestone in its young history: 1,000 units produced. The 1,000th Aventador is painted Argos Orange and destined for Germany, where it will share space in Bavarian architect Hans Scheldecker's garage with a Diablo.

6Ferrari, Lamborghini among car plants shut down following Italian earthquake

An earthquake has rocked northern Italy once again, this time centered approximately 40 kilometers north of Bologna. Early reports indicate at least ten people have been killed in the shock and ensuing aftermath.

29Maserati hits the matte with exclusive GranTurismo S Limited Edition

We like us some matte finish here at Autoblog, but we have to admit that the usual smattering of matte black vinyl wraps leave us a bit in the dark. That's why our eyes pop just a little wider when we see a car that cuts the glare but keeps the palette. That's also why the storied brands of the Fiat group are getting top marks in our books these days.

15Fiat Group bringing bagful of new models to Bologna Motor Show

Of all the major international auto shows on the calendar each year, the Bologna Motor Show may not rank among the most important. But it is vital for the Fiat Group, whose numerous brands make up more than just one lion's share of the Italian auto industry. As such, it's not a show for Fiat to take lightly, and this year, it's coming with a whole mess of new debuts.

25Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni debuts in Bologna

Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove Marangoni – Click above for high-res image gallery

17Ferrari 458 Challenge debuts at 2010 Bologna Motor Show

Ferrari 458 Challenge makes its world debut at the Bologna Motor Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

3The Show Must Go On: Italy's Bologna salon forges ahead without automakers

Local auto shows overseas like the one in Bologna don't really make a blip on our radar screens. Manufacturers might, upon occasion, use the venues to unveil a new product variant of generally limited consequence, but aside from the big shows in the United States, the significant foreign debuts for the U.S. market take place at the major shows like Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris and Tokyo. But if you thought the big shows were hit hard by a cost-conscious industry in remission, that's nothing compared

AddTata shows off Indica Electric at Bologna Motor Show

While most of the automotive-related attention accorded to Tata comes as a result of the Nano and the Jaguar and Land Rover brands it bought from Ford, we shouldn't forget the Indica. Tata has been building the Indica for some time, but there is a new variant on display at the Bologna Motor Show this week. The Indica Electric uses a lithium ion battery to provide a claimed range of about 120 miles. The batteries are apparently lithium polymer similar to those that Hyundai will be using in its up

18Maserati unveils MC Sport Line customization program on GranTurismo S

Click above for high-res image gallery of Maserati's MC Sport Line

57Officially Official: Mazda3 five-door hatchback gets real

Click above for high-res gallery of the Mazda3 five-door hatchback

26Daimler blocks debut of Chinese smart clone

Daimler's not taking the close resemblance of a Chinese minicar to a smart fortwo lightly. The German automaker has gotten a court order forbidding Martin Motors, the European distributor for China's Shuanghuan Automobile, from displaying the Shuanghuan Noble at the upcoming Bologna Auto Show. This is the second time Daimler has blocked the Noble from being displayed, having taken similar action at the Frankfurt show.

18Audi A3 Cabriolet unveiled in Hungary

click above image for high-res gallery of the Audi A3 Cabriolet

AddFirst Ever Diesel in a Compact Chevrolet

Chevrolet is unveiling their first compact diesel models at the Bologna Motor Show (which continues through Sunday) in Italy. The Lacetti Diesel and Nubira Diesel are first compact class diesel models Chevrolet has released. Interestingly Chevrolet chose to unveil the cars in Italy because it is the company's strongest market in Western Europe. They will be hoping that the diesel models of the Lacetti and Nubira will emulate the success of the existing Captiva SUV diesel model, which accounts fo

10GALLERY: Girls of Bologna Motor Show

We've noticed that you all seem to like pictures of ladies leaning against concept cars, so we thought that even though we didn't attend the Bologna Motor Show ourselves you might enjoy a gallery of the girls of Bologna on this lazy Friday. The gallery comes courtesy of Motorionline.com, and for some good coverage of the show you can check out Yahoo! Cars UK here.

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