Naming Cars After Katabatic Winds

This churning seascape off the coast of Antarctica, not a place you’d think of as the hotbed of car culture, shows in fact an undercurrent of automotive nomenclature: the katabatic wind. Blowing from the Aleutian to the Adriatic, katabatic winds have inspired a wealth of car names over the past 50 years, names of cars… » 1/04/12 2:30pm 1/04/12 2:30pm

Fifth Gear Reviews Tramontana R

Top Gear's less funny cousins at Fifth Gear just got their hands on the 720 HP Tramontana R, described as a combination of F1 car and fighter jet. Lots of hackneyed automotive hyperbole ensues. » 7/30/09 5:15pm 7/30/09 5:15pm

Tramontana R: Ugly In Motion

We're testing the limits of fugly today, between the Abortion Aston Martin Lagonda Concept and this video of the Tramontana R. Dear god, our eyes, they are burning! Gah! » 3/04/09 10:00am 3/04/09 10:00am

Tramontana R: A Faustian Bargain Of Ugly

The Tramontana R is a bitchin-fast, cottage-built, ultra-exclusive V12-powered supercar. It's also Quasimodo-level lumpy and ugly. Would you trade one for the other? Tis a choice which would confound even King Solomon. » 2/25/09 9:30am 2/25/09 9:30am

Catalonian Carbon Fiber: The Tramontana Roadster

It was first seen at the Geneva motor show last year in prototype form. Now the a.d. Tramontana — a fast, pricey, exclusive, open-wheel roadster that only 12 buyers will get to have imported from Spain's Costa Brava where they're built. Using a mashup of automotive and aircraft technologies, the hand-built Tramontana… » 2/07/06 7:30am 2/07/06 7:30am