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    Video: Lamborghini braces us for the end of Gallardo production
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    A changing of the guard is afoot in the Lamborghini stables. The Italian supercar brand sticks with a particular model for a respectably long period of time, thus any model changeover is cause for attention. First came the gloriously badass Aventador succeeding the Murcielago, which signals that ...

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    Report: Italians buy more bikes than cars for the first time since WWII
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    In the midst of economic turmoil in Europe, more Italians are turning to bikes as their preferred mode of transportation. Such is the bicycle's popularity in Italy that purchases of the pedal-powered two wheelers have eclipsed automobile sales for the first time since World War II. According to ...

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    Official: Lamborghini opens new prototype development center
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    Lamborghini has formally opened its newest location, a center for advanced prototyping and assembly study in Emiliana. As a symbol of the more Earth-friendly tech Lamborghini plans to bring to its cars, the two-story building is the first multistory building in Italy with a Class A environmental ...

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    Report: Ferrari, Lamborghini among car plants shut down following Italian earthquake
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    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. Reports from Italy also indicate that several automotive assembly plants and ...

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    Official: Tonio Liuzzi heading home to Itay's Superstars series with Mercedes AMG
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    Italy's Superstars Series may have seemed like an insignificant championship in the past, but drivers and manufacturers alike are beginning to take notice of what is rapidly emerging as Italy's equivalent of Germany's DTM, Japan's Super GT or Australia's V8 Supercars series. One of those drivers ...

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    Report: Financial police targeting European supercar owners due to Euro crisis?
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    Italy is dealing with a financial crisis that placed it just behind Greece on the list of dangers to the stability of the euro, and with €1.9 trillion in public debt the country hasn't hesitated to turn over its couch pillows searching for every contribution. It started a couple of years ago ...

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    Report: Fiat pondering closure of two Italian plants if American initiative fails
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    Fiat spent much of 2011 jousting with Italian labor unions over contracts and plant security. The matter was finally resolved in December when Fiat signed new labor agreements, but a sign of Fiat's take on the matter was its departure from Confindustria, an Italian business group, over concerns ...

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    Video: Fiat co-opts Jeep tagline for new Panda campaign
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    Recognize that tag line? It was used in the first ad for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 90-second spot devoted to resetting our image of Jeep and, subtly, America itself. Chrysler parent Fiat evidently thinks so much of the tagline that they've taken it to Italy for use in the ad campaign for ...

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    Report: Ferrari president Montezemolo to run for Italian Prime Minister
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    There have always been rumors surrounding Ferrari. But most of those rumors have revolved around its road cars, if not its Formula One operations: that the company is planning to build this type of car or that, that the team is planning to hire this driver or that one. But this one rumor that has ...

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    Report: Ferrari chairman Montezemolo calls on Italian PM Berlusconi to resign
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    Silvio Berlusconi is used to opposition. The Italian prime minister has, with a few gaps here and there, been running the country since 1994. This despite numerous scandals and regular votes of no confidence that have threatened to kick him out of office. But this time around, Berlusconi ...

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    Milan welcomes the Pirelli corso Venezia
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    We're used to hearing the word "Pirelli" outside the world of tires, but those mentions usually refer to 12 pages of nubile beauties wearing nail polish and a little bit of pasta. The Italian tire company plans to blow all that up with the opening of its Pirelli corso Venezia lifestyle boutique ...

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    2011 Italian Grand Prix put the pedal to the metal [spoilers]
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    Over the last five years, four different drivers have won the Italian Grand Prix. All of them were on the grid for this year's race. In fact, if you go back for ten, the only Monza winner who isn't still in F1 is Juan Pablo Montoya, long since departed for the heavier machines and banked ovals of ...

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    Ferrari 458 Spider goes topless in Italy
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    The latest exotic two-door to wear the Cavillino Rampante is the Ferrari 458 Spider, and our friends at eGarage.com hopped a plane to Maranello so they could see it in person. How's it look? How do you think it looks? The already gorgeous coupe has been given a styling kick that also turns the ...

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    Italian beauty and absurdity extend to gas stations in Cuneo, Italy
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    When luxury becomes a commodity, there's little left but to make commodities luxurious. This is a newly constructed gas station in Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy, designed by Damilano Studio Architects, and it's rather pleasant to look at if modern architecture is your thing. Reinforced concrete ...

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    Fiat and Ferrari dominate 2011 International Engine of the Year Awards
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    Italy knows how to put an engine together – at least, according to the International Engine of the Year voting committee. The votes have been tallied, and Fiat has taken home four out of 12 awards. The company's 875-cc TwinAir mill has earned the title of Best New Engine of 2011, Green ...

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    Video: Italian bus driver fired for driving with elbows while using two phones
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    The Italians sure do know how to live. Their vehicles are more beautiful, their meals more delicious and their bus drivers more distracted. Just take a look at the video after the jump to see what we mean. While jostling through the hectic traffic of Rome (of course it's in Rome, where else?) ...

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    Video: We're in Rome to drive the Lamborghini Aventador - What do you want to know?
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    Rome is an amazing city. In fact, for some time the city served as the center of the world as the Romans exerted their power across the Earth. And it still sits at the very heart of Italy. Fitting, then, that our European Editor Matt Davis has descended upon the historic Italian city to drive ...

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    Video: Ferrari FF gets ski-mountain delivery via Chinook helicopter
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    To give journalists their first close-up look at the 2012 Ferrari FF, Maranello has chosen Plan de Corones, a ski resort in the Italian Alps accessible only by ski lifts, as the venue. Why not a racetrack? Credit the car's all-wheel-drive architecture and its main purpose as a grand tourer, not ...

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    Video: Lapping Monza in the Gumpert Apollo
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    2010 Gumpert Apollo – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    This video comes to us from a tipster named Marco, who's pals with the owner of the only Gumpert Apollo in Italy. On a recent winter's afternoon, Marco's friend invited him along for a couple laps of Monza in the ...

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    Video: Renault's racy lesbian Twingo ad banned from Italian TV
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Some cars are unfairly derided as "chick cars," like the Mini Cooper or the Mazda MX-5. Less so the Renault Twingo. While we're sure it's a good car for its class, it doesn't exactly ooze testosterone. Which is fine, of course, because not every car ...

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