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    Italian politicians call for Montezemolo's head over Ferrari's F1 failings
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    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (left) with Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo (right)
    Some racing teams are just that – racing teams – and nothing more. Ferrari, however, serves as a national symbol. When things are going well, it serves them as such. But when things go ...

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    Report: Driverless electric vans finish 8,000-mile journey
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    Driverless electric van expedition arrives in China – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in July, a team of researchers from the European Research Council set out on an epic 8,000-mile journey from Italy to China through the Gobi desert. If that weren't daunting enough, the crew ...

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    Stepney reportedly sentenced to 20 months in jail for spying on Ferrari
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    It's been over three years since the start of Stepneygate. But while the matter was supposedly closed a year ago, it's only now that the namesake perpetrator has been sentenced in criminal court. The scandal, for those unfamiliar, centered around one Nigel Stepney, a British engineer who ...

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    Video: Pagani Zonda Tricolore pays homage to Italian "Blue Angels"
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    Pagani Zonda Frecce Tricolore – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Italy's equivalent of America's Blue Angels is called the Frecce Tricolori, or Tricolor Arrows. Otherwise known by its official name, the 313th Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, the aerobatic team celebrates its 50th ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Don't call it a comeback at Misano... just yet [SPOILER]
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    When Dani Pedrosa left Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week, there's little doubt he was the envy of his fellow MotoGP contenders. The Spaniard clinched victory, proving that he possessed not only the speed, but also the fortitude to truly challenge Jorge Lorenzo. The question on everyone's mind ...

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    Slick Little Number: Pogea Racing develops Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition with 264 HP
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    Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition by Pogea Racing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Soon enough, we Americans will be able to feast upon the Forbidden Fruit that is the Fiat 500. Will we get the hotted-up Abarth models? That remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure, we're super ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Italian round opens door to endless possibilities [SPOILERS]
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    Racing into the first turn at Mugello – Click above to see a video of Rossi's crash and the finishing results after the break
    The streak has ended, the defending champ is on the bench with a broken leg... oh, the humanity! The fourth round of world-class two-wheeled racing may just go down ...

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    Video: Pagani Zondas assemble in Italy for 6th annual "Vanishing Point" reunion
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    6th Annual "Vanishing Point" gathering of Pagani Zondas – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    How much is too much? When it comes to Paganis, we doubt such a point exists – at least not in the company's limited production run so far – but in any event, we've yet to ...

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    Porsche Panamera touring car headed to Italian series
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    The cynical among us learned long ago that life just isn't fair. Those still holding out hope, however, can look to the European touring car championships for cold, hard evidence. While Americans are stuck with NASCAR and their "Car of Tomorrow", Europeans get to watch machines like DTM Audis, ...

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    Report: Italian gov't siezes Flavio Briatore's $22M yacht
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    The Italians don't play when it comes to tax evasion and financial crimes, with a special branch of the army called the Guardia di Finanza solely devoted to busting those who play with numbers. Flavio Briatore is one of the most recent big fish caught in the Guardia's net; his $22-million yacht, ...

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    Uma, meet Alfa. Alfa, Uma.
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    If you're wondering what you should be looking at in the above pic, you really can't go wrong: one is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the other is Uma Thurman. Lady T will be the star talent in the Italian commercial campaign for Alfa's latest, based around the car being perfectly suited to every one ...

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    China's Great Wall looking to expand sales to third European country
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    While Brilliance takes its leave of the European market for product unbecoming, another Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall, is planning to penetrate further into Europe. The company has been in global markets for about ten years and expects to ship 60,000 vehicles internationally this year, a ...

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    Giugiaro Quaranta taxi concept picks up fares in Rome
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    Italdesign-Giugiaro Quaranta concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hail a taxi in most American cities, and what are you likely to ride in? A Ford Crown Vic, maybe a minivan or an Escape Hybrid. But a few lucky residents of Rome had something decidedly more exotic recently when ...

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    Report: Next Chrysler Sebring to be built in Italy?
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    If ever there was a model in the Chrysler line up that needs updating, it's the Sebring. While the car was a perfectly capable competitor when it debuted way back in 1995, subsequent generations have left it as nothing more than rental-fleet fodder. But if a report from Automotive News is to be ...

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    Alfa Romeo to host centenary rally for 3000 Alfas in Milan
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    There's no shortage of ways for an automaker to celebrate a big anniversary. Debuting a pivotal new product – like the new Giulietta – is one of 'em. Commissioning a series of concept cars – like the Pininfarina 2uettottanta, Bertone Pandion and Zagato TZ3 Corsa – is ...

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    Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 makes TV debut
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    The Ducati Multistrada 1200 isn't afraid to leave the tarmac – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    If you're a MotoGP fan and hail from the home-country of Multistradas, you got to see the official "Strada" commercial aired during the breaks of the first rounds of Grand Prix ...

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    Video: Celebrating 60 years with the women of Vespa
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    "Hello, would you like cake with your Vespa?"- Click above to watch the video after the jump
    When you hear the term biker babes, the images that fill your mind may include bleach blond hair and the scant use of finely crafted leather bikinis. So you probably haven't stopped to consider the ...

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    If they can't be fixed, more visible potholes are better than nothing
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    Here's the theory: make potholes easier to see, and they'll be easier to avoid. How would it work? Employ a base layer underneath the road in some garish color, and when tarmac divots appear, voila, the things stick out like wounds. Both theories have been suggested by Domenico Diego and Cristina ...

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    Rumormill: Ducati/Piaggio merger in the works?
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    Could it be true? The rumormill is running overtime with reports of a potential merger between a pair of our favorite two-wheeled giants: Ducati and Piaggio. Piaggio has no comment on the matter, refusing to either confirm or deny the supposed Ducati deal. Still, we can't help but run through ...

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    Rumormill: Ferrari 599 GTO? EVO says 700-hp bruiser is on the way
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    Ferrari 599XX - click above for hi-res image gallery
    Few words have greater impact when mashed together than "Ferrari" and "GTO." While there are rivals at times, the most expensive car in the word for the last three decades has been the original, Daytona Coupe battling, Le Mans winning Ferrari ...

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