Why Ralph Lauren's $40+ Million Bugatti Is Worth Every Penny

There are only two Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantics in the world. The one from 1936 changed hands for $40 million three years ago, while the 1938 example belonging to Ralph Lauren's collection just won the Concorso d'Eleganze Villa d'Este. This is what the fuss is all about. » 6/04/13 3:30pm 6/04/13 3:30pm

19 Hood Ornaments That Turn Luxury Cars into Masterpieces

We saw many gorgeous cars at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza, the most prestigious automotive competition in the world. Of course, it's the cars themselves that took center stage, but I always find the hood ornaments and badges interesting, as well. The sheer level of detail and craft makes them tiny pieces of art,… » 6/03/13 9:08am 6/03/13 9:08am

Even The Lamborghini Miura's Tires Scream Speed

This 1972 car did not win any prize at the Concorso. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a spectacular sight. Being one of the only two Miuras painted azzurro cielo and sporting a pelle bleu interior, this SV left the factory on the 14th of July, 1972, and headed to Lamborghini Great Britain. » 5/29/13 4:40pm 5/29/13 4:40pm

The Seven Most Beautiful Cars I Saw At The Villa d'Este Concorso

I know this is wrong, terribly sinister, but I'm not really a car guy so at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este I did nothing more than admire those beautiful objects plainly for their catchy curves and straight lines, for their exceptional design, and let myself drown into their magical details. » 5/29/13 12:40pm 5/29/13 12:40pm

Jump-Starting The McLaren P1 Turned Out To Be Difficult

I have wanted to hear the McLaren P1's twin-turbo V8 in person since forever, so I was excited to see the team preparing for a quick demonstration at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Unfortunately, the car refused to start. » 5/27/13 4:17pm 5/27/13 4:17pm

Greetings From Italy And The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este!

Today, Attila Nagy of Gizmodo and I drove for ten hours through sunshine and rain to get to Lake Como in time. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este starts tomorrow morning, and you will see everything that matters. We have plenty of cameras to make sure of that. » 5/24/13 4:30pm 5/24/13 4:30pm

Gorgeous Cars Flock To Villa D'Este

Nestled in the Italian Alps, Lake Como is a novel desitnation on its own. Throw in several dozen rare, exotic, and concept cars, and you've found paradiso. Eccola! (that's Italian for voila! Last weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este attracted a host of drool worthy cars and motorcycles over the weekend. » 5/29/12 5:30pm 5/29/12 5:30pm