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    Video: How not to unload the 1 of 1 Ferrari P4/5 Competizione from a trailer
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    Believe it or not, unloading a car from a transport vehicle is a delicate science. It's alarmingly easy to damage a car in the tight, elevated confines of a dedicated car hauler, but as these gentlemen at the Monterey car week found out, even getting a car off a flatbed comes with its own unique ...

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    Report: Pininfarina looks backward to move forward
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    Times have been tough for European coachbuilders. Major automakers that once turned to these contract manufacturers for small production runs have since developed the capability to produce in scale. And before the coachbuilders could regroup, the recession hit, and the economy in Europe is still ...

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    Report: BMW 8 Series revival not coming anytime soon
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    If you thought the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept that was shown at Villa d'Este a few months back was a preview of a new BMW 8 Series, prepare to be disappointed. According to a report from the UK's Autocar, BMW officials have "rejected suggestions" that a production model based on the concept was ...

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    Video: BMW revisits its 8 Series
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    So why would BMW choose July 2 to release a retrospective on the 8 Series? Could it have something to do with the recent unveiling of the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept, another sleek, B-pillarless V12 two-door, at this year's Villa d'Este? We have no idea, but the timing is likely ...

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    Official: BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé bows at Villa d'Este
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    The first collaboration between BMW and Pininfarina is this blunt-force two-door called the BMW Pininfarini Gran Lusso Coupe revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Said to be the "interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina," once you get past ...

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    Teased: BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé concept echoes 8 Series
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    BMW and Pininfarina are planning to debut a new concept at the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The Gran Lusso Coupé is designed to be the next logical step forward from the Zagato Coupé, and the one-off creation boasts plenty of BMW earmarks to set the car off as a true ...

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    Report: Pininfarina in the black for first time since 2004
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    Italian design house Pininfarina predicted last May that it would face an operating loss for 2012 but still come out with a net profit. Both predictions have come true – the company is reporting an operating loss of 8.2 million euros and a net profit of 32.9 million euros ($42.5 million ...

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    Report: Pininfarina to build handful of Sergio Roadster models?
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    At just about any other auto show, Pininfarina's Sergio Roadster would've been the uncontested showstopper – but at the Geneva Motor Show, where supercar reveals stack up like cordwood and there are plenty of coachbuilt classics-to-be, the Sergio was merely stunning. But its beauty ...

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    Geneva: Pininfarina Sergio Concept ditches windshield for crash helmets [w/video]
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    To give you an idea of the ethos behind this concept, consider this fact: The Pininfarina Sergio comes with its own custom helmets for the driver and passenger. And yes, they match the sensuous red and black scheme so artfully applied to the car itself. Form and function, rolled into one ...

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    Official: Pininfarina Sergio makes official web debut
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    You can be sure that we'll be bringing you live images of the Pininfarina Sergio Concept from the Geneva Motor Show next week, but in the meantime, we suggest you take a gander at the image above (click to view it in high res). As you can see, the concept sits as low to the ground as possible, in ...

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    Teased: Pininfarina teases Sergio concept car for Geneva
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    Pininfarina has announced that it will debut an "innovative and exclusive" concept car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show as a tribute to Life Senator Sergio Pininfarina, Honorary Chairman of the Pininfarina Group who passed away in July of 2012. Sergio took control of the company in 1966, after ...

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    Opinion: Are the best days behind the Italian carrozzeria?
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    Museums, Not Motor Shows, Take Center Stage In 2012 Two museum exhibitions, one opening and the other just closed, that recognize a pair of leading design houses, Pininfarina and Bertone, are celebrating iconic car designs that have come from their studios. At the same time, these events ...

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    Official: Ferrari Museum opens exhibit celebrating works of Sergio Pininfarina [w/video]
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    Automotive designer Sergio Pininfarina passed away in July of this year, but there is every reason to believe that the memory of the vehicles he created will never die. That prediction is bolstered by the fact that he designed more than 100 Ferraris, and that the Ferrari Museum has just put 22 of ...

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    Report: Alfa Romeo's version of Mazda MX-5 Miata to be costlier, offer own engines
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    If this comes to pass, it shouldn't be a surprise in the least, but What Car? is reporting that the Alfa Romeo version of the roadster it is co-developing with Mazda will be more expensive than the MX-5 Miata upon which it is based. Alfa's market perception alone would seem to encourage that ...

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    Report: Suzuki recalling 101,000 Forenza, Reno models over faulty headlamps
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of over 100,000 Suzuki models. The NHTSA recall extends to certain 2004-2006 Suzuki Forenza models and 2005-2006 Reno vehicles, These were vehicles produced from September 2003 through March 2006. According to the ...

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    Confirmed: Legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina passes away
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    The world of automotive design has lost another great. Sergio Pininfarina – the honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group that bears his family name – passed away last night at age 85. Sergio took control of Pininfarina as chairman back in 1966 after his father, Gian Battista ...

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    Official: London celebrates Italian design with Pininfarina showcase
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    Most tend to think of Pininfarina as the company that designs Ferraris. And indeed it is. Most every Ferrari to leave the factory in Maranello over the past several decades has been styled by Pininfarina. But that's far from the only thing the famous design house and coachbuilder has done over ...

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    Official: Eric Clapton's Ferrari SP12 EC officially unveiled
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    A few months ago a mystery Ferrari was photographed in a London dealership with various sources all but confirming it was a one-off creation built for musician Eric Clapton. Now Ferrari has made it official, formally unveiling the car named SP12 EC. Built in cooperation with Ferrari's Special ...

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    Report: Pininfarina turns first net profit since 2004
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    Automotive News reports Pininfarina projects it will turn a profit for 2012, thanks in part to debt restructuring. The Italian design studio hasn't seen a profit in eight years, but signed a deal in April to restructure $182.6 million in debt. The move effectively stretched the studio's repayment ...

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    Pininfarina Cambiano carved from wood for furniture show
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    You may remember the Pininfarina Cambiano as the creation that walked away with the honor of being named the most beautiful concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The design house decided to commemorate the honor by crafting something else special for the 2012 Milan Furniture Show. Pininfarina ...

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