Half a century ago, in 1966, Lamborghini introduced a low, sleek, mid-engine supercar called the Miura. Considered groundbreaking when it was introduced because of its transversely-mounted mid-engine layout, the vehicle inspired a slew of orders despite being shown only as a rolling chassis a year earlier at the Turin auto show.   Designed b...

The last time Alfa Romeo sold a mainstream car in the U.S. was 1995. A lot has changed since then in the luxury market, a reality that Alfa will have to reckon with as it plans to more than quadruple global sales to 400,000 by 2018 and ramp up North American sales from (effectively) nothing to 150,000 units per year.   That would put Alfa ro...

by Neil Vorano   As the great tenor Andrea Bocelli delivered a powerful performance of Nessun Dorma, you couldn't help but feel the hopes of Alfa Romeo with every note.   The event at the auto maker's newly opened museum north of Milan, called La macchina del tempo, marked the public debut of the Giulia, a performance sedan designed t...

"L'Alfa 4C e' in avvio di produzione presso lo stabilimento Maserati di Modena. L'arrivo negli Usa e' legato alla programmazione commerciale dell'Alfa Romeo 4C annunciata in questi giorni a Balocco nel corso della presentazione del modello alla stampa internazionale". Cosi' commentano dal Lingotto la notizia dell'ingresso sul mercato americano dell...

In recognition of Robert Cess, Marine Sciences Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, whose interest in Italian automobiles, especially the Alfa Romeo, served as the inspiration and impetus for having this show initially and as a continuing annual campus event.   The Concorso d'Eleganza is a display of art forms on wheels...

by Brent Snavely The Alfa Romeo Giulia, the car that heralds the long-awaited return of the storied Italian sports car brand in the U.S., made its North American debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Giulia exudes Italian styling and is billed as delivering performance to rival premium brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. &nbs...

di Alessandro Vai   Il ritorno dell'Alfa Romeo negli Stati Uniti, dopo venti anni di assenza, è forse una delle operazioni più ardite di tutta la storia dell'automobile. Gli obiettivi sono importanti, le aspettative alte e i prodotti (per ora) pochi. La 4C, sia berlinetta che Spider, è in vendita da poco più di un anno ma è un antipasto tant...

After introducing the AlfaRomeo 4C to the American market last year – and winning the Popular Mechanic's Best Sport Car Award – the Modena-based automobile manufacturer has announced the arrival of the 4C Spider this summer.   The engine is a turbocharged V4 and delivers 237 horsepower to a remarkably lightweight auto body, a carbon fiber sh...

By Stacy Wescoe   After getting its start in a showroom at the Palmer Park Mall, Fiat of the Lehigh Valley is finally getting its own home, and one of its fancy relatives is moving in, too. Brown-Daub held a grand opening May 1 on the newly built Brown-Daub Alfa Romeo Fiat on Hecktown Road in Lower Nazareth Township.   Laura Leue...

by Matt Zuchowski   A little known fact: two of the greatest automotive symbols of Italy are managed by the calm and analytical industry veteran Harald Wester. By giving some German ordnung to these romantic brands he aims to restore their former glory - a thing we have waited too long to come. What does Maserati mean to you and what are...