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First Look: Alfa Romeo 4C

Coming to America…finally.

by on Feb.12, 2013

The Alfa Romeo 4C will blaze a return to the U.S. market for the Italian maker.

After a seemingly endless wait, Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, confirmed Alfa Romeo is finally ready to make its return to the U.S. market. And today we’re getting a first look at the mid-engine sports car that will blaze the path for the Italian brand.

The production version of the new Alfa Romeo two-seater will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and should be screeching into U.S. showrooms before the end of the year, the maker confirms.

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The basic design is quite similar to the concept model Alfa revealed during the Swiss show two years ago, winning a number of kudos including the Design Award from influential German magazine AutoBild. More recently, Britain’s What Car? Has declared it the Most Exciting Car of 2013.

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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Enchanted April, unsurpassable automobiles.

by on Apr.30, 2009

Enchanted April, at least along Italy's Lake Como, means one of the world's most heralded classic car shows, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Enchanted April, at least along Italy's Lake Como, means one of the world's most heralded classic car shows, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

There’s something about spring in Northern Italy that makes you feel like you’ve stepped onto a movie set.  Maybe it’s the soft light or the gentle breeze as our boat slowly rounds a bend on Lake Como and the lush grounds of Villa d’Este suddenly come into sight.

At first, the palatial hotel, with its trompe l’oeil columns, dominates the vista, but as we draw closer, we remember the reason we’re here, dozens of classic cars sprawling across the estate’s grounds.

The Concorso Eleganza Villa d’Este is neither the first classic car show of the season, nor the largest.  But it is perhaps the most charming and delightful, a setting even more lovely than the grounds of Pebble Beach and a collection of rare and amazing automobiles that few, if any, other Concours can match.

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