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June 30 2006

Panda may be next Fiat for Australia after Punto

The Panda, the acclaimed Fiat mini car that could be the next Fiat to arrive in Australia following the launch of the Fiat Punto on 1 July 2006, has been voted the best City Car for the third year running by the UK’s number one motoring magazine, Auto Express …

June 28 2006

Autodelta launch 156 JTS Super – the world’s first supercharged direct injection Alfa

London (UK) based Autodelta have just announced their latest supercharged production model, the Autodelta 156 JTS Super, another important 'world first' from the leading aftermarket Alfa Romeo tuner …

June 27 2006

Maserati does well at Nurburgring

After losing its first racing laboratory when a rival car landed on its roof (see previous ItalianCar news story), the Maserati Research and Development department's racing team's persistence was rewarded with the engineers getting their second car home in fifth place in the 24 hour race at Nuerburgring's legendary Nordschleife circuit…

June 26 2006

Alfa to introduce new auto gearbox on 159

The Alfa 159, which was launched a few weeks ago, will be getting an automatic gearbox option early in the new year - a high-tech self-shifting gearbox designed to complement the standard six speed manual gearbox available now…

June 24 2006

It’s real – Fiat cars are back (and we’ve driven one)

After what seems an age of asking the question “When will Fiat cars return to Australia?” (checking our archive we were asking the question in 2002!) Fiat – via importers Ateco Automotive – have finally made good on their word with the launch of the Fiat Grande Punto here in Australia – known simply as the ‘Punto’...

June 23 2006

Car on roof incident forces Maserati team out of Nurnburgring

Maserati’s engineers thought they had prepared for everything when they entered a special mobile laboratory for future racing and road cars in the notoriously tough 24 race at the Nurnburgring…

June 21 2006

Alfa launches new two-wheeled model

The Paris Motor Show in September will see Alfa Romeo debut two new models, but they will only have two wheels and their power output will not be measured in kilowatts…

June 20 2006

Maserati back in the red

Maserati is back the red, not on the balance sheet but on the track, with Maseratis back on the race track in the traditional Italian racing colour for the first time in nearly 50 years for a 24 hour race at the infamously difficult German Nürburgring race track.

June 20 2006

Maserati casts a spell over Europe

With shades of a rock music tour, Maserati has taken to the road this northern summer in Europe with a fleet of trucks, cars and concert equipment in the “Spell Of The Trident” tour.

June 19 2006

The keys to your Gallardo, Sir …

It’s a common form of ownership of things like aeroplanes, glider, even yachts and powerboats, but fractional ownership is something that has not really been applied to expensive cars, at least not in Australia.

June 18 2006

Ferrari Racing Days in Spain

The Ferrari Racing Days at the Spanish Valencia track saw the F430 in the European Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy and the historic cars in the Shell Ferrari Historic Challenge.

June 18 2006

Alfa 159 launches in Australia

The Alfa Romeo 159 - the first of a bevy of cars that Alfa is hoping will relaunch the brand both here in Australia and globally, went on sale in Australia on 1st June.

June 18 2006

Punto launches in New Zealand

At ItalianCar we don’t normally cover what’s happening in New Zealand, but we’re making an exception this time because the Punto is launching in NZ fractionally ahead of Australia and pricing and specs will be very similar here.

June 16 2006

Brera launches in Australia on 16th June 2006

Alfa Romeo Australia have finally released details on the Brera models that will be made available in Australia… and a launch date.

June 5 2006

Lamborghini whitewash at Lake Mountain

A Lamborghini Gallardo has taken outright honours in Australia's newest tarmac rally, the Lake Mountain Sprint (May 27-28).

June 5 2006

Italian cars feature strongly at Monaco auction

June 5 2006

Fiat wants Ferrari back

Fiat wants to buy back an interest in Ferrari it sold to Mediobanca in 2002.

June 5 2006

Fiat returns to Oz on July 1st 2006

Fiat has announced that it will return to Australian car showrooms on Friday 23 June 2006 with the all-new Fiat Punto heralding a range of new cars from the renowned Italian car maker.

June 5 2006

Fiat Ducato Truckster - enough said

We don't normally run articles on Italian trucks and vans (try www.italianvan.com.au) - but we thought we’d make an exception in this case.

June 5 2006

Maserati unveils MC12 Corsa

Maserati has taken the wraps off its $1.7 million supercar, a new track-only version of the World Championship-winning Maserati MC12 called the Corsa and which will only be sold to valued Maserati customers who will be restricted to using their new supercar on private track days.

June 5 2006

For sale: a selection of F1 cars - slightly used

Ferrari is making the dream of driving an F1 car a reality for a very select few through its F1 Clienti programme which enables the purchase of a Ferrari Formula One car and its use, with full Ferrari team support, at five events a year.

June 5 2006

Maserati maintains GT World Championship Lead

Maserati narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the second round of the World GT Championship last weekend (Sunday 28 May 2006), held in Brno but it has maintained its lead in the manufacturers’ title chase.

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