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    Official: BMW preparing two concepts for Villa d'Este
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    Every spring, the finest automobiles ever to grace tarmac gather on the shores of Lake Como for the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. It's a chance for the most beautiful classics to compete for awards and for automakers and design studios to show off their concept cars under the soft light of ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 breaks down in front of people that can actually afford it
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    As we wait for the McLaren P1 to enter production, it appears there are still some growing pains with the $1.14-million hybrid supercar. While on display at Italy's recent Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza, this P1 – which appears to be the same one we saw at the Geneva Motor Show – ...

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    ETC: 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este dominated by Ralph Lauren's Bugatti [w/video]
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    On this past long weekend while Americans were celebrating Memorial Day, the very American Ralph Lauren was cleaning up tidily at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in northern Italy on the western shore of Lake Como. It rained the first day on and off and this lowered a little the ...

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    BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe and Concept 90 pics from Villa d'Este
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    Royalty and the ultra-wealthy rubbed damp shoulders at this past weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Italy's Lake Como, but even the rain couldn't extinguish the excitement generated by the millions of dollars of cars and bikes on display. Nowhere was this more true than ...

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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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    Official: BMW Concept 90 Motorcycle debuts at Villa d'Este
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    The Concept 90 is one of two new vehicles BMW is showing off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the tony shores of Lake Como in Italy. This year is the 90th anniversary of BMW Motorrad and the 40th anniversary of the R 90 S (inset) - the first production motorcycle to come with a front ...

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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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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #284
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    Fiat and Mazda teaming up, Consumer Reports eco-trim test, Aston Martin AM310, BMW Zagato Coupe, Dany Bahar suspended Episode #284 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan and Zach chat about Mazda and Fiat collaborating on the next MX-5 Miata and Spyder, Consumer Reports' ...

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    Official: Alfa Romeo takes top honors at Villa d'Este
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    BMW may be the sponsor of this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, but it was Alfa Romeo that cleaned up when the awards were handed out over the weekend. Top honors went to a pristine 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS with coachwork by Figoni. The Series XI coupe that could easily be mistaken for ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #284 LIVE
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    We record Episode #284 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, meaning you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below and chime in to direct our conversation. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our ...

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    Video: BMW Zagato Coupe clears its throat for the crowds at Villa d'Este
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    Goodbye Bangle, hello Zagato. While the BMW design ethos may be best known for the aggressive flame-surfacing language, it took a decidedly different approach at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este this weekend when it unveiled the Zagato Coupé concept. Deduced to be based on the current ...

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    Video: Aston Martin unveils AM 310 concept at Villa d'Este
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    Design language is a tricky thing. Err too much on one side and nobody will recognize your cars. Fall on the other and all your cars will look the same. Aston Martin, you might say, emerges more on the latter side than the former. Which isn't to say that we don't like how their high-end GTs look, ...

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    Official: BMW reveals stunning Zagato Coupe at Villa d'Este
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    It could be said that no auto show is as glamorous as the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Held on the picturesque shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, the annual concours is sponsored by BMW. So it only stands to reason that the Bavarian automaker wouldn't let the show come and go without ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin DBS/DB9 successor caught at the Ring preparing for Villa d'Este debut
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    As much as it pains us to say it, the current core range from Aston Martin has grown a little stale. But fret not: a new model is just around the corner. Snapped undergoing testing at the Nürburgring in this latest batch of spy shots is what looks to be a new and nearly complete V12 GT from ...

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    Official: Aston Martin V12 Zagato heads from Villa d'Este to the race track
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    Some concepts debut at an auto show and are never heard from again. Some make the rounds of minor local car shows. A small number make it into production. But it's full speed ahead for the Aston Martin V12 Zagato. The collaborative effort between Aston Martin and Zagato was unveiled at the ...

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    Rare classics sell for millions at Villa d'Este auction
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    This past weekend, the Concorso d'Eleganza returned to Villa d'Este, revealing such splendid one-offs as the Ferrari Superamerica 45, Aston Martin V12 Zagato and BMW 328 Tribute. But at the same time RM Auctions was holding its first event at Cernobbio, selling a cadre of historically important ...

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    Video: BMW Group design boss van Hooydonk talks 328 Hommage
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    BMW 328 Hommage concept with Adrian von Hooydonk – Click above to watch the video after the break
    While at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este (yeah, we're roughing it here) we grabbed BMW Group chief of design Adrian van Hooydonk for an interview about his team's latest ...

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    Breaking: Aston Martin unwraps new V12 Zagato en route to Villa d'Este
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    Feast, children. Feast your eyes on the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato. The product of a reborn partnership between the British sportscar-maker and the Milanese design house that goes back fifty years, the V12 Zagato has just been revealed on its way to the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este on ...

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    Ferrari Superamerica 45 unveiled ahead of Villa d'Este
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    During this weekend's Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza, Ferrari will debut its special one-off Superamerica 45, a vehicle built exclusively for collector Peter Kalikow. Hello, gorgeous.
    The Superamerica was designed, engineered and built in-house, and the car incorporates things like a ...

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    Rare four-cylinder '57 Ferrari Testa Rossa expected to top $4 million at auction
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    Wait a second, a Ferrari 500 with a four-cylinder engine? Come on, Autoblog – check your facts. Don't we mean a Fiat 500? Maybe that special-edition Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari? Nope. What we have here is a genuine four-cylinder Ferrari. And a highly coveted one at that. The Ferrari 500 ...

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