Driving Ferrari F40 in high heels? No problem! [Video]

February 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

Ferrari F40 High Heels

It is quite rare to see a girl driving around in a supercar, let alone in high heels. Well… no more! A lady has been filmed leaving the parking lot at Casino de Monte-Carlo in a Ferrari F40. I have no experience behind the wheel of an F40, but I doubt that it is easy to drive, considering the fact that you need to operate a heavy clutch and there is no power steering that helps you move the massive front tires. Now imagine doing that in high heels. Hopefully she takes off the shoes, but anyway kudos to her for keeping it classy. I also like the fact that she matched her dress and shoes to the red colour of the Ferrari. To see the video, click here.

Stefano Domenicali to become Automobili Lamborghini’s new CEO

February 24, 2016 at 7:14 am

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Lamborghini announced yesterday that Stefano Domenicali will become the new president and CEO of the company, effective March 15, 2016. He started his professional carreer in finance at rival car company Ferrari. He later took positions at Scuderia Ferrari, starting 1993, and headed Direzioni Sportiva F1 (2004-2007). Then as Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari 1, his team won the 2008 Constructors’ World Championship. From 2009 to 2014, Domenicali represented Ferrari in the F.I.A World Motor Sport Council. Currently he is president of the F.I.A. Single Seater Commission and he joined AUDI AG as Vice President New Business Initiatives in November 2014.

With Domenicali having such broad experience in motorsports, it seems that Lamborghini wants to change direction a bit and get more involved in motor racing, hopefully launching a bunch of radical race-inspired limited edition cars. Currently their initiatives include Blancpain Super Trofeo (single-make series) and involvement in the GT3 championship.

Here is what Domenicali had to say upon the news: “I am very excited to be taking on the challenges of this great legacy. It is now my duty to continue the successes that my predecessor Stephan Winkelmann achieved for Automobili Lamborghini.”

It won’t be all easy for Stefano, because he has high expectations to meet. His predecessor, Stephan Winkelmann, undoubtedly leaves a big mark in Lamborghini’s history as one of the most successful leaders. Winkelmann doubled Lamborghini’s revenue and tripled the turnover during his tenure, while also expanding the dealer network threefold to 135 dealers in 50 countries. During his leadership the company’s factory at Sant’Agata Bolognese was certified as C02-neutral thanks to efforts in sustainable development and putting ecology in mind. Lamborghini also received numerous awards such as the praised Top Employer Italia 2016 certification.

What’s next for Winkelmann? He becomes the CEO of sports Audi affiliate quattro GmbH.

Maserati reveals it’s first SUV, the Levante [Photos]

February 20, 2016 at 8:03 am
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2017 Maserati Levante

This is it! After a long round of speculations, we finally have official images of Maserati’s first ever SUV. It’s called the Levante and we will have our first look at it at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. There are no details or photos of the interior, but have no doubt – this is a luxury SUV and even its standard spec will please the future buyers. Maserati already started production of its brand new vehicle in the Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy.

As to the technical details, this is what we know for a fact:

  • Electronic suspension with controlled damping and air springs
  • Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Petrol and diesel power units (Euro6-compliant)

The brand promises unmistakable Maserati feeling and performance on the road, coupled with unrivalled handling on low grip surfaces off-road. If you are eager to get your hands on one, you’d better be living in Europe as Maserati Levante will be launching here first. No details yet on when the Italian-styled SUV will appear on the other markets.

For more photos see our gallery below.