If You Crash Your Car You Should Make It Faster

If you have a 30-year-old and rather rare Italian supermini that's not really worth any money, a crash leaves you with two options. I went with the more expensive one. That was the right thing to do. » 6/05/14 1:20pm 6/05/14 1:20pm

What Happens When You Go Max Attack In A Tiny Hatchback

When it comes to little front-wheel-drive hatchbacks, all anyone talks about is understeer. This driver, whipping up an Italian hillclimb in a race-prepped Fiat 127, shows that oversteer might be a bigger issue. » 1/29/14 1:06pm 1/29/14 1:06pm

Pininfarina's Idea Of The Perfect Car For Youngsters

Four years after Bertone showed the world what they can do with an Autobianchi A112 and a bit of sheet metal, competing coachbuilder Pininfarina came up with this: the 1973 A112 Giovani. That means youth in English. » 4/09/13 12:30pm 4/09/13 12:30pm

Show Us The Fastest Small Italian Cars

Italians like to drive and have a good time, but they also understand that not everybody can afford a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Since they are also brilliant at designing revy engines, it's not surprising that when it comes to hot hatches and nimble sports cars, they don't have to go for the Golf GTI or an MX-5. From… » 1/01/13 11:00am 1/01/13 11:00am

1976 Subaru commercial highlights adventures in good cars and bad…

As the times change, so too do the vehicles in which you are unsuccessfully trying to attract female attention—at least according to this Subaru commercial. What better way to follow up two decades of hitting home runs with your interesting automotive choices while striking out with the opposite sex than purchasing… » 8/13/11 9:00am 8/13/11 9:00am

What is your favorite obscure car appearance in a non car movie?

Even in non car movies, cars can end up being a pretty essential part of the plot. While we know and love a lot of these cars this weekend we are more concerned with the less memorable automotive movie appearances. What is your favorite obscure car appearance in a non car movie? » 6/11/11 4:00pm 6/11/11 4:00pm

Vintage cars descend upon 115-year-old Velodrome

Take a secret 19th century velodrome in the heart of Budapest, a handful of vintage cars and bikes, and a group of petrolheads dressed up in revival gear ready to brave the Siberian chill on an April day, and you’ve got yourself a perfect afternoon. We went along for the ride on the terrifying banked oval in a 1967… » 4/15/11 10:30am 4/15/11 10:30am

What's The Best Engine For This Autobianchi Bianchina Hell Project?

First of all, I know most of you are already yelling "HAYABUSA," but that's what everyone says when they see this car. We need more creative engine-swap suggestions for this fine Italian thoroughbred. » 9/11/10 6:00pm 9/11/10 6:00pm

Sexy Robot Hotness For 1985: Autobianchi Y10


Let's say you're Fiat, it's 1985, and you want to sell a little car based on the Panda and badge-engineered with the Autobianchi name: the Autobianchi Y10. How do you market the car? Well, most folks in 1985 knew the answer to that question: a seriously cheezy animation featuring a curvaceous female robot with… » 1/15/08 12:30pm 1/15/08 12:30pm

The Mighty Wee Autobianchi Abarth

A European friend of ours had one of these as a teenager on the French Riviera. And in his inimitable style, he painted a Flying Tigers-style shark's mouth on the front frenders to ward off any encroaching Nissan Micras. He eventually cracked the thing up in a wreck with an old lady, but to this day he still raves » 7/29/05 11:05am 7/29/05 11:05am