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Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties
Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties

The Vatican Museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the art is amazing. On the other, it's crowded, it's confusing, and you have to sprint through the place to see everything. READ: Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value Also annoying: you can't take photos of the most...Read More»

Formula E race car on the streets of Rome
Rome Asks Residents To Tweet-Shame Their Poorly Parked Neighbors

If you've been to Rome, you know that traffic in the city can be...challenging. The parking situation is no better -- in fact, on the streets of Rome's centuries-old center, finding a spot for even the itsy-bitsiest Italian microcar can take a very, very long time. As a result, drivers often get...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Contest: Fiat Wants To Send You On A European Vacation!

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about Fiat's latest ad for the 500, parts of which were filmed along the coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento, Italy. While we generally like the commercial, we like the accompanying contest even better: Fiat is giving fans a shot at an Italian vacation, where one lucky...Read More»

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Chrysler Future Heavily Tied With Italian Brand Lancia

Chrysler’s lineup, both in North America and Europe, is in for a major shakeup over the next couple of years now that the expanding Fiat Group and its demanding CEO, Sergio Marchionne, are pulling all the strings. We’ve already seen hints of some of the plans with the unveiling of the...Read More»

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Cadillac Returns To Europe, But With Modest Expectations

The past 18 months or so haven't been easy for General Motors, here or abroad. In Europe, GM endured much tense talk about its Opel brand, and the Kroymans Group fell prey to the global economic meltdown, leaving GM without a European distributor in over the half the markets it serviced. Now, a new...Read More»

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Celeb News: Cristiano Ronaldo To Test The Ferrari 458 Italia

Cristiano Ronaldo has changed the face of soccer -- not to mention that of a few fine cars. You might recall that in January, Ronaldo had a confrontation with a brick wall in his Ferrari 599 GTB, which was okay for Ronaldo, but not so much for the supercar. Last we heard, Chrissy was looking...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat: The New Overlord

The rest of the auto industry may be flatlining, but Fiat is going horizontal in a very different way: horizontal integration. Yesterday the Italian automaker confirmed that in addition to the merger it's arranging with Chrysler, Fiat is also hoping to acquire GM Europe, including the Saab and Opel...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers Boosts European Car Sales

Germany and France are reporting impressive increases in new vehicle registrations for March. Registrations for March increased a whopping 40 percent in Germany and the French automobile association (CCFA) is reporting an 8.1 rise in that country's vehicle registrations. Though a scant 0.24...Read More»

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Video: Lambo LP 670-4 SV Torments Tarmac

Happy Friday the 13th y'all. Check the feral Lamorghini LP 670-4 SV above, eyes glinting through canted headlights, wailing 12-cylinder heart breathing through straked gray vents. This thing looks like the automotive antidote to the Batmobile as it drifts in a murky underground world, a bad-boy...Read More»

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Fiat CEO Wants To 'Repay Every Single Dollar Of Taxpayer Funding'

So is it going to be Italy to the rescue of the American taxpayer? Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is still courting Chrysler, and he assured the U.S. auto task force yesterday that if the proposed Fiat/Chrysler alliance goes through, no U.S. taxpayer money used to help Chrysler will ever find its way...Read More»

Ferrari 599X concept
Ferrari Reveals 599X Concept Details At Geneva Motor Show

Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari's 599X concept draws on new technology to become an extreme track star. Just like Aston Martin's One-77, this Ferrari went on a diet to reduce engine weight as well as the weight of other components. The engine uses carbon fiber pieces in the intake system and...Read More»

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
Lambo Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce Stomps Into Geneva

The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce charges into Switzerland, bringing all of 670 hp in a lightened chassis to the Geneva Motor Show. A power-to-weight ratio of 5.1 lbs. per hp and all-wheel drive mean a 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 212 mph. The LP...Read More»

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Italian Government Granting Fiat, Unions Assistance in 10 Days

We previously reported Fiat and Italian labor unions' warnings that without aid from the Italian government, up to 60,000 jobs are in jeopardy. Today the Italian government announces it will unveil a collection of measures in ten days to assist Italy's largest automaker as well as auto parts makers...Read More»

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Chrysler/Fiat Union Could Result In Seven New Vehicles For U.S.

Yesterday the Free Press confirmed that that Chrysler/Fiat marriage might result in seven new vehicles for North America. A Free Press source close to the negotiations said that four vehicles would be sold under Pentastar brands and the remaining three would be sold as Fiats or Alfa Romeos. Four...Read More»

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Fiat, Italian Labor Unions Ask Italy For Help

Fiat and Italian labor unions report the loss of up to 60,000 jobs unless the government steps in to provide relief. The cause - of course - is the dismal global economy, causing what Nissan's Carlos Ghosn termed a "slump" for the entire auto industry. The Italian government in Rome claims that it...Read More»

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