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

Lexus unveils the LC Convertible, a gorgeous open-top cruiser

Eleven years ago, at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus introduced an instant classic, one of the most iconic cars ever made: the LFA. The LFA was just something else and I think the fact that it was unveiled by Lexus, of all brands, made it even more sensational because it was unexpected. If Lambo … More Lexus unveils the LC Convertible, a gorgeous open-top cruiser

Two days with the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe in the mountains

Porsche Cayenne was first introduced at the 2002 Frankfurt Motor Show and entered production in 2003. It was a breakthrough vehicle for both Porsche and the automotive industry because it pioneered big and powerful off-roaders that aren’t off-roaders. It was one of the first SUVs as we know it today. It was a bold move … More Two days with the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe in the mountains

Meet the 1984 Chevy Corvette Bertone “Lizard”*

*Ok, it’s not actually called the Lizard. Well, it is. Just not the English word for it. Bear with me. Introduced in Los Angeles in 84, this odd-looking thing is called the Bertone Ramarro which is the second weird thing about it after its looks because Ramarro is Italian for “Green Lizard”. We’ve been hearing … More Meet the 1984 Chevy Corvette Bertone “Lizard”*

Parco Valentino: on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Biggest Car Show

The name is Salone Auto Torino del Parco Valentino, which is Italian for “Turin Car Show at the Parco Valentino”, but everybody calls it “Valentino”. It is named after the public park in central Turin in which it is held, it’s open to the public, it’s completely free and, this is what you want to … More Parco Valentino: on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Biggest Car Show