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August 31 2006

Hamann launches tweaked Gallardo Spyder

German tuning house Hamann has just launched a tweaked version of the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder for those who need a little extra from their supercar. The main attraction for many will be the addition of wing doors – a feature of the Lamborghini Murcielago and many other previous Lamborghinis that the factory reserves for its V12 models. The Gallardo is a V10. Here is the information on the souped-up version from Hamann ...

August 29 2006

Alfa 8C available for test drive in Australia from September (not really)

The Alfa Romeo 8C, the stunning concept car produced by the Italian car maker as its proposal for a super car, will be available for 1600 kilometre Test Drives in Australia from this September ...

August 28 2006

Gallardo gets $80,000 injection for Targa 2007

South Australian Kevin Weeks has put an $80,000 price tag on a podium finish at next year's Targa Tasmania after a fire in the engine bay of his Lamborghini Gallardo ended his 2006 campaign ...

August 24 2006

Ferraris set to drive 32,000 km across the Americas

Ferrari will start its biggest ever challenge today (Thursday 24 August 2006) when two Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos set off on a 32,000 km trek from the Amazonian jungles of Brazil, through the heights of Andes mountain range, across the deserts of Mexico, battle the traffic on the US interstate freeways and finish with a dash through the urban jungle that is New York ...

August 22 2006

Alfa gets the double in Mexico round of WTCC

Alfa Romeo got its 2006 World Touring Car Championship title chase off to a belated start in the Mexican round at the weekend (30 July 2006) with the Italian car maker scoring an emphatic 1-2 win in both races in the Mexican round that stopped the Spanish and German teams that have steamrollered this season ...

August 18 2006

Pininfarina takes an Enzo… and makes a P4/5

James Glickenhaus, an American car collector with a passion for the legendary racing cars of the 60s recently briefed Pininfarina to turn a Ferrari Enzo into a unique car inspired by the Ferrari racing cars from that decade, but which was also a useable road car. The result - the Ferrari P4/5 ...

August 18 2006

Rare ~1962 Alfa Giulietta for sale at auctioneers Bonhams

ItalianCar has recently been briefed by Bonhams Auctioneers on a rare Alfa Romeo for sale in Australia ...

August 16 2006

Giorgio Armani joins judges in Fiat 500 global design challenge

Fiat is encouraging budding designers around the world to put their designs in front of one of the world’s most famous designers, Giorgio Armani, with the fashion legend joining the judging panel for the “Fiat 500 Wants You” design competition ...

August 14 2006

Autodelta supercharges the Alfa GT

Autodelta has just introduced its latest bespoke model, 220 bhp the Autodelta GT JTS Super, the first forced-induction version of the JTS-engined Alfa Romeo GT to arrive on the market worldwide ...

August 11 2006

Damon Hill to open performance car club in Sydney

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Limited Edition fractional ownership/luxury car/boat etc club in Sydney comes seasoned UK-based performance car club P1 ...

August 9 2006

Largest ever gathering of Ferraris set for Sydney display

The largest ever gathering of Ferraris seen in the Southern Hemisphere will take place in Sydney on Sunday 13 August when more than 130 examples of the marque come together to help raise money for the Westmead Children’s Hospital in the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre ...

August 8 2006

Maserati celebrates past and present motorsport success at Goodwood

Maserati celebrated its motorsport success past and present at the UK’s premiere classic and performance motoring event, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with Maria Teresa De Filippis, the first woman ever to participate in a Formula One event, reunited with her Maserati 250F, lining up with super model Jodie Kidd, who campaigns a Maserati GranSport when she swaps the catwalk for the race track ...

August 6 2006

Alfa 159 Sportwagon launches in Australia

Alfa Australia have very quietly launched their wagon version of the new 159- the 159 Sportwagon – in Australia. It replaces the 156 Sportwagon. Here is the information on the new model from Alfa Romeo Australia ...

August 3 2006

Fiat 500 gets into Guinness Book of Records

The Fiat 500, the classic small car which will be reborn in 2008, has entered the Guinness Book of Records with more than 750 ‘Cinquecentisti’ creating the world’s longest one model traffic jam at nearly four kilometres long...

August 1 2006

Punto most economical conventional car in Oz

As fuel prices reach record highs in Australia, official Government figures have revealed that the Fiat Punto is the most economical conventional car in Australia with the Punto 1.3 JTD five door offering an official fuel consumption figure of 4.6 litres per 100 km, or a remarkable 61 mpg ...

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