The MX-5 Miata is getting a brother.
Doo-doo doo-doo do do, doo dee doo doo doo...
Oh, sorry, we didn't notice you there. We were just humming Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" as a tribute to the upcoming return of the Alfa Romeo Spider. Well, some sort of Alfa roadster.
All they need is $550,000.
Ever heard of Lazzarini Design? Neither had we, as of last Friday. Then we noticed a story going around that they've come up with a way to shove the engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia into a Fiat 500 create what they call the 550 Italia. Obviously, these are the sort of guys we want to know.
Fiat coming in to help Mazda with the new MX-5.
This takes a lot of confidence in our sexuality to say it, but here we go: If you like driving, there aren't many cars that offer more fun for your dollar than the Mazda Miata.
New tax attacks cars based on engine output.
You wouldn't know it based on the increasingly astounding outputs being cranked out by Italy's sports cars, but the Boot of Europe has decided that horsepower is a vice.
42 percent more money for 58 percent more power.
If, like us, you happen to live in the United States, the Fiat 500 is the cheapest way to climb into a new Italian car. But the 500 has 101 horsepower, 98 lb-ft of torque, and looks like the sidekick to a Disney princess. Which means the 160 hp, 170 lb-ft Fiat 500 Abarth is the cheapest way for Americans to climb into a macho