Driving a Tesla Model S P100D at the SIAM in Monaco

In factual terms, the Tesla Model S P100D is one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. In Ludicrous+ mode (yes, that’s the actual name) it does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and that’s Bugatti Veyron SS territory. I know, I know what people say. Porsche people are making it very clear these days that … More Driving a Tesla Model S P100D at the SIAM in Monaco

Mercedes-Benz C220 review : can you still have fun with a diesel convertible around the track?

Everything you see here is, at least on paper, wrong. It was a rainy day, which is not ideal for a track day, and it was a diesel car, which is not great. Also, the car is a convertible, which means it wasn’t dynamically and structurally ideal for a track day and also also, this … More Mercedes-Benz C220 review : can you still have fun with a diesel convertible around the track?

Ford Mustang review : an all-American road trip in the hottest desert on Earth

Death Valley is best defined by what’s missing. A desert where nothing happens and nothing lives. The list of things that aren’t here is a saga. There’s no vegetation, just cacti and weeds here and there under a perennial patina of dust and matte blue sky, usually empty of clouds. There’s no rain and there … More Ford Mustang review : an all-American road trip in the hottest desert on Earth

Militem Wrangler Ferox review : this is a bona fide head-turner even in Monaco

Italians have always publicly professed two religions, football and Ferrari, while secretly admiring American cars. This admiration has always been hidden in plain sight and I guess we are fascinated with American cars because they are so far away from what we know and use every day. After opening a showroom in Monza in 1980, … More Militem Wrangler Ferox review : this is a bona fide head-turner even in Monaco

Driving the Mercedes AMG GT-C down a cypress-lined Tuscan road

The old SLS AMG was mad. It was powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8, putting out 571 hp and it weighed, when all is said and done, about a million tons. In theory, the SLS would do zero-to-sixty in 3.7 seconds but the truth is you’d never get to sixty, because you’d be facing … More Driving the Mercedes AMG GT-C down a cypress-lined Tuscan road

The Ferrari Roma is a lot better than I thought it would be

In the 1980s, my hometown used to be the third wealthiest city in Italy and expensive cars were selling like hot cakes. Then things changed and, well, it no longer is. However, there’s still a Ferrari dealership in town and I was finally able to get acquainted with the all-new Ferrari Roma. There were plans … More The Ferrari Roma is a lot better than I thought it would be

The best little car you can buy – Driving a Suzuki Jimny in a Marble Quarry in Tuscany

When I first drove the new Jimny, around a year ago, I had no idea I’d have to write a swan song so soon. Just fourteen months later, the future of the Jimny is unsure amid concerns over emissions, especially in the European Union. I got in touch with Suzuki Italia and they simply said … More The best little car you can buy – Driving a Suzuki Jimny in a Marble Quarry in Tuscany