John and Joe Palma are down-to-earth brothers, internationally known for their expertise in luxury and exotic cars. A few numbers dramatize their career: $270,000, 5 to 6 years and zero. The $270,000 figure is the highest price that any client spent for renovations, with the 1960 Silver Cloud II then rightfully earning a first place in touring at a...

It all began in 1968. Ferrari had sent Pininfarina two chassis of the 25 built for the type approval of the Ferrari 512 S. The chassis had remained unsold, and were sent to Turin to be used to develop a couple of prototypes for a possible future production. One was handed over to Filippo Sapino, my colleague from the style team who at the time was...

The likes of Tesla and Porsche are about to gain a new competitor in the form of Aehra – an electric car maker headquarted in Milan aiming to blend ‘Italian design, world-class engineering and US customer service’. Three Aehra cars are planned so far. An electric SUV is penned for an October reveal this year and a saloon will be unveiled in Februar...

Maserati has unveiled its MC20 Cielo, the retractable hardtop version of the Italian company's MC20 supercar. The letter MC signifies Maserati Corse, while the number 20 represents 2020, which refers to a new era for the brand. The model name, Cielo, is the Italian word for sky, which emphasises the beauty of driving a convertible. It was designed...

Springtime in Italy is a beauty to behold with the temperature in the 30s. So were the assembled automobiles on the hallowed grounds of this lakeside piece of paradise, Villa d’Este. An elegant crowd gathered to admire the classic cars on show in the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an event that has been luring car enthusiasts to Lake Como...

The star of the show was a 1947 Ferrari 125S, which is the first-ever road-going car to wear the Ferrari badge. The red sports car comes with a 1.5-liter version of the Colombo V12, and it is dwarfed by its modern siblings. The same can be said about any vehicle of that era, so Ferrari is not an exception to the rule in any way.Other vehicles that...

In an attempt to field test the revolutionary electric charging method of dynamic induction, the Italian-American conglomerate Stellantis N.V. recently created the “Arena Del Futuro” test track. The company stated that this radically new pilot test track has been built by A35 Brebemi, the direct motorway link between Brescia and Milan, in collabora...

Lamborghini is at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with its Aventador Ultimae, the final model of the iconic V12 super sports Aventador, running up the hill together with Huracán STO and EVO models in a celebration of its naturally-aspirated engines before the Italian super sports car manufacturer unveils its first hybrid models from 2023...

This is a 1966 Iso Rivolta IR 300, it’s a rare car with Italian and American ancestry that was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone and engineered by former Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini – the father of the Ferrari 250 GTO. Unlike its more exotic Italian peers, the IR 300 is powered by a reliable and easy to fix Corvette V8 producing 300...

Pininfarina is celebrating a milestone in aerodynamic and aeroacoustic research. In 1972, exactly 50 years ago, the company's Chairman, Sergio Pininfarina, inaugurated the wind tunnel in Grugliasco, near Turin. It was Italy's first wind tunnel to be built for testing full-scale cars, at the time one of only seven in the world. The wind tunnel has a...