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  • The Italian Stars of Concours d’Elegance 2015 | Italia Living
    for building prestigious cars And this particular car is very stylish and very powerful Even when resting on the ramp it seems to be in motion and it is filled with emotion There is a lot of passion in this car Italian cars made a nice showing this year As Ferraris were featured in great numbers there were many other Italian notables Best of Show Nominee 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé Grant Kinzel Calgary Alberta Canada 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta Jon Shirley Medina Washington 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta Art Center College of Design Award 1955 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupé Jack Croul Corona Del Mar California Elegance in Motion Trophy 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Touring Spider The Keller Collection at the Pyramids Petaluma California Enzo Ferrari Trophy 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione Big Fork Holdings LLC Menlo Park California Mille Miglia Pre War Trophy 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Touring Coupé David B Smith Medina Washington The Phil Hill Cup 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Spyder Les Wexner New Albany Ohio Ferrari Grand Touring 1st 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I Peter S Kalikow New York New York 2nd 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California Marc Fisher Greenwich Connecticut 3rd 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pinin Farina Coupe Aerodinamico Prototipo Lee Joan Herrington Bow New Hampshire Ferrari Competition 1st 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Competizione Big Fork Holdings LLC Menlo Park California 2nd 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Boano Coupe James H Fuchs Brookfield Wisconsin 3rd 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Spyder California Competizione Audrey Martin Gruss Palm Beach Florida Ferraris in the Pebble Beach Road Races 1st

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  • Lamborghini Releases Aventador Superveloce Roadster at The Quail | Italia Living
    ever The Roadster version represents our commitment to satisfying our passionate clients with immensely emotional driving dynamics combined with an extraordinary open air experience as the cover was pulled back on the new Aventador LP 750 4 Superveloce at a press conference at The Quail during Monterey Car Week For the Superveloce Roadster model horsepower was increased by 50 to 750 bhp Then they reduced the car s weight by 110 pounds This gives the car an outstanding power to weight ratio allowing it to achieve a 0 60 acceleration time of just 2 9 seconds Power is put to all four wheels through a 7 speed ISR automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters For improved ride and handling the car features adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension a pushrod damping system and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering Power for the Roadster comes from a naturally aspirated 6 5 liter V12 engine that generates 750 horsepower at 8 400 rpm and 509 foot pounds of torque at 5 500 rpm Built entirely by hand in Sant Agata Bolognese Italy the 12 cylinder pelts the Superveloce Roadster from 0 to 62 mph in 2 9 seconds and given enough tarmac on to an Autobahn worthy

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  • Lamborghini Urus SUV Confirmed for Production | Italia Living
    as well as labor relations and potential incentives from the Italian government kept delaying the production green light from being given At a May 27th press conference in Rome Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann finally confirmed that the automaker will in fact go ahead with the SUV Sales are scheduled to start sometime in 2018 Though not mentioned by the automaker it s believed that the Italian government has awarded Lamborghini upwards of 80 million euros approximately 87 million in tax breaks and other incentives In return Lamborghini will hire around 500 new employees and invest significantly in expanding its facilities Lamborghini has confirmed that production will take place at its home in Sant Agata Bolognese which will need to be expanded for this third model line To extract the performance one would expect of a Lamborghini from this platform engineers are expected to use lighter carbon fiber in place of some of the steel and aluminum sections Key rivals would include Aston Martin s planned SUV based on the DBX concept as well as high end versions of the Maserati Levante and Porsche Cayenne The new SUV is likely to be the most affordable model in the Lamborghini lineup and likely the most popular too It s expected to more than double Lamborghini s sales from the record 2 530 vehicles the brand sold last year with the automaker predicting that as many as 3 000 examples could be sold per year Key markets will be the U S the Middle East and China This is a proud moment for everybody in Lamborghini Winkelmann said at the press conference The introduction of a third model line endorses the stable and sustainable growth of the company and signifies for us the beginning of a new era Related Articles Lamborghini Miura Alfonso

    Original URL path: http://www.italialiving.com/articles/auto-yacht/lamborghini-urus-suv-confirmed-for-production/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Lamborghini Reveals Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition | Italia Living
    sports a two tone color scheme in two options Owners will be able to specify the car with a matte black roof pillars wing mirrors and air intakes along with a contrasting gloss finish for the body The second option has gloss black paint on the upper parts of the car which is contrasted by one of four matte finishes Bianco Canopus Nero Nemesis Grigio Adamas or Grigio Titans on the body Regardless of two tone finish all cars will feature a thin red pin striping detail that follows the roofline contour and engine bay and outlines the front air intakes and the wing mirrors Red embroidered Lamborghini and Pirelli logos also feature on the seats and a Pirelli special numbered series plaque on the dash The changes for the Pirelli Edition are entirely cosmetic so you ll have to make do with the same Aventador 690 hp 509 lb ft V12 seven speed automatic pushrod suspension and permanent all wheel drive The Pirelli Edition is described as a special series by Lamborghini but without a fixed number of units for production There s no word on pricing but the first deliveries are scheduled for early next summer Related Articles

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  • Tour Lamborghini Museum with Google Street View | Italia Living
    in Sant Agata Bolognese and explore the exotic collection of classic and modern super sports cars Thanks to this advanced technology web users from across the globe can now experience a 360 panoramic view of Lamborghini s select assortment of iconic supercars which have been a symbol of Made in Italy since 1963 Spread across two floors covering 1 500 square meters the museum s collection includes a selection of world famed production series such as the Miura Countach Diablo and Murciélago accompanied by extraordinary prototypes limited editions one off models racing cars and marine engines Unique scale models of original styling taken from Lamborghini s Centro Stile can also be found on display along with some of the legendary V12 powertrains The virtual experience includes a distinct feature which allows visitors to access an interior view of a select few models and offers the rare opportunity to see the Reventòn limited series of only 20 units Estoque and Sesto Elemento which are exclusive to Lamborghini s museum The virtual tour of Lamborghini s museum is available on PC tablet and mobile via Browser and the Google Map App The App software is supported by both iOS and Android operating systems To experience a virtual tour of Lamborghini s museum please click Google Maps http lam bo peeic Google Local http lam bo peeNT For more information on visiting Lamborghini s museum and for the chance to witness firsthand the birth place of Lamborghini s current model line up please visit http www lamborghini com en museum overview Automobili Lamborghini S p A Founded in 1963 Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant Agata Bolognese in Northeastern Italy The Lamborghini Squadra Corse presented at the recent Frankfurt motor show is dedicated to the new Squadra Corse motorsports department It is the

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  • Lamborghini Miura Archives | Italia Living
    Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Lamborghini Miura Alfonso Borghi Exhibition April 2016 By Italia Living New art exhibit at the Lamborghini Museum in Bologna Filed

    Original URL path: http://www.italialiving.com/tag/lamborghini-miura/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Ferrari FF is now the GTC4 Lusso | Italia Living
    its cars clocking up 30 higher mileage than average The GTC4Lusso s name references illustrious predecessors such as the 330 GTC or its 2 2 sister model the 330 GT one of Enzo Ferrari s favourites and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso which represented a sublime combination of elegance and high performance The number 4 alludes to the car s four comfortable seats Engine The GTC4Lusso s 12 cylinder engine delivers smooth consistent power punching out a massive 690 cv at 8 000 rpm Both its 2 6 kg cv weight to power ratio and its 13 5 1 compression ratio set new records for the category Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5 750 rpm with 80 already available at just 1 750 rpm for superb responsiveness even at low revs The soundtrack brilliantly reflects the car s multifaceted personality it is rich and powerful in performance driving and discreet yet harmonious in the city Dynamics The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is an exceptionally versatile car in every kind of grip condition thanks to the Ferrari patented 4RM Evo four wheel drive system which is integrated with rear wheel steering for the first time The result is the newly patented 4RM S four wheel drive and steering system which based on yet another exclusive Prancing Horse patent the latest evolution of the Slip Side Control 4 0 system now incorporates the electronic differential E Diff and the SCM E dampers All these sophisticated vehicle dynamics controls are seamlessly integrated by Ferrari s proprietary software and enable the driver to effortlessly handle the GTC4Lusso s extraordinary torque even on snow covered wet or low grip roads The result is tremendous stability and a sensation of masterful control and security that translates into superior performance The new generation SCM E damper control also contributes to improving performance on rough surfaces and of course to superior ride comfort The GTC4Lusso s high levels of performance are also due in part to new aerodynamic solutions not least a new front grille with integrated air intakes to improve the efficiency of the radiating masses the air vents on the wing that recall those of the 330 GTC a roof mounted rear spoiler and a new triple fence diffuser The combined effect of these features is a Cd value that is substantially lower than on the FF Style Penned by Ferrari Design the GTC4Lusso is a further refinement of the shooting brake coupé reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback like silhouette Its sporty soul is underscored by the forms and styling of the rear where the curve of the roof has been lowered whilst retaining enough volume to guarantee exceptional space and comfort for all four occupants as well as an ample luggage compartment Ferrari s signature twin rear lights adorn the tail These not only emphasise the car s muscular shoulders and broaden it horizontally but work visually with the tail pipes to lend a sense of

    Original URL path: http://www.italialiving.com/articles/auto-yacht/ferrari-ff-is-now-the-gtc4-lusso/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Option Added to 2016 Ferrari California T for Sportier Driving Experience | Italia Living
    Geneva Motor Show The California T Ferrari s front engined V8 model with retractable hard top and 2 seating configuration is now available with the brand new Handling Speciale option The California T with the optional Handling Speciale pack includes faster gear changes stiffer suspension and a new exhaust system for those who want their California T to be less GT and more Ferrari Specifically the HS option adds 16 stiffer springs at the front and 19 at the rear while the adaptive dampers have now new settings which increased their speed of response to collaborate with the extra stiffness without compromising the ride comfort too much Ferrari says that the California T with the HS pack is a considerably edgier driving machine from the normal model especially when the Sport mode of the manettino is engaged When in sport mode the double clutch gearbox s new software also provides faster more engaging up and down shifts On an aesthetic level certain elements have been highlighted to underscore the HS package s sporty vocation while still retaining the California T s signature elegance and sophistication These include the new front grille in matte Grigio Ferro Met and the rear diffuser in the same color with matte black fences and matte black tailpipes A special plaque in the cockpit also indicate that the car sports the Handling Speciale optional package The T model has a base price of slightly more than 231 000 There is no official information about the special option s price yet The previous HS option which improved the 2012 edition of the Ferrari California increased price a little more than 7 000 Related Articles Ferrari Driving its Theme Park to China Ferrari FF is now the GTC4 Lusso Manifesto the Ferrari of the Future LA Auto Show

    Original URL path: http://www.italialiving.com/articles/auto-yacht/option-added-to-2016-ferrari-california-t-for-sportier-driving-experience/ (2016-04-28)
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