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
I started writing about cars ten years ago and I’ve done the whole thing. The endless stream of cheesy metaphors, thesaurus synonyms and epitomes. The internet is awash with blogs and car mags and I never had any ambition to become the best or anything like that. I just wanted to be on board. … More Driving the phenomenal Lexus LFA around Monaco
State leggendo queste righe quando siamo (quasi) a conclusione del primo giorno del Rally di Monte Carlo, giunto alla 86° edizione, dove quattro Mégane RS nuove di zecca hanno fatto da apripista alla giornata inaugurale. Renault Sport è di casa da queste parti, fa parte della famiglia da oltre trenta anni. L’ACM (Automobile Club … More Renault & Automobile Club de Monaco
Everyone around the world knows Monaco, even if they haven’t been here before. If you’re a car enthusiast, or car nut as the Americans would put it, you’ve seen this place a million times before. You’ve seen the photographs, the Instagram hashtags, the Facebook posts, the YouTube videos. The Principality of Monaco is something else, … More Flabbergasted → Top Marques 2017
In the unlikely event of your ever needing to know the average number of gear shifts for each lap, for each driver, during the Monaco GP is around 60. That’s more than 4,600 for the entire race. To any reasonable soul, this may sound like pointless trivia, it’s chit-chat, prattle, tittle-tattle. Cheap conversation you may … More SIAM 2017 Monaco
You read the title and it says Finnish Beauty, it says South of France and you know there’s a Porsche 911 Carrera S involved. So you may be surprised to know that I will start this by talking about Ringo Starr. The fourth member of the “bugs” wakes up every day in a house … More Drive → A Finnish Beauty in the South of France.
Hello and give a warm welcome back to Renault. You see, while everyone was busy, righteously so, talking about Mercedes, the under-performing Ferrari cars, Verstappen and Alonso with McLaren; Renault, unnoticed and discreetly, made their comeback to F1. Which is good news. Founded in 1899 in France and based in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault can boast of … More Flabbergasted Drive → Renault Talisman: Renault F1 and Monaco.
The things that won’t surprise you about the Vulcano are there to bread in the brochure. Direct injection, 6,2L V8, carbon ceramic brakes, you know it’s got 870 HP and you know 0-200 is dealt with in less than 10 seconds, and if you keep on going you won’t stop until you reach 349 km/h. … More 2016 Top Marques #episode4 – Icona Vulcano – The Titanium Dream
Miles Hulford is in charge of the Special Operations & Vehicles Unit at Jaguar-Land Rover, which in plain English means he’s the guy that gives Daniel Craig-James Bond his mega-wheeled Pick-Up Truck and puts Dave Bautista-Mr. Hinx behind the wheel of the Jaguar CX-75 in 007 – Spectre. Which is pretty cool. The press went … More 2016 Top Marques #episode3 – Jaguar CX75 (as seen in 007 – Spectre)
The Gemballa Gt Spider (sometimes spelled “Spyder”) is based on the McLaren 12C / 650S. More aggressive, with forged wheels GForged-one 20 “/ 21”, and more… orange, with the spectacular cabin design.