Giancarlo Perini


Giancarlo covers the European auto industry from his base in Turin, Italy.

2015 Tokyo Auto Show – Shots From the Floor
Fuel-cell models, some peeks at future production vehicles and the usual complement of quirky designs highlight this year's Tokyo Motor Show.
Bertone Collection Goes to Italian Historic Club
The collection includes design works and supercars created by Bertone over the years, including the 1967 Lamborghini Miura, owned and driven by Nuccio Bertone for many years.
2015 Frankfurt Auto Show: Shots From the Floor
New concepts from Nissan and Porsche among the stars at this year's exhibition.
Lambo Veteran Perini to Head Design at Italdesign
Perini comes to Italdesign from Lamborghini, where he has been design director since 2006. He succeeds Wolfgang Egger, who left Italdesign to head owner Volkswagen Group’s Interbrand Design Studio in Braunschweig, Germany.
Bertone Concepts on Auction Block
The Bertone brand names and logo are going on the auction block, alongside the sports car designer and coachbuilder’s collection of 79 supercars, prototypes and models. Here are some of the classics up for grabs.
Famed Coachbuilder Bertone Bound for Auction Block
History does not favor family names under corporate management; marques including Vignale, Ghia, Francis-Lombardi and Frua disappeared from the scene shortly after being sold by their founders.
Heirs of Italian Tradition to Unveil Supercars at Turin Show
Both limited-run models will feature high-powered V-12 engines.
2015 Geneva Auto Show: More Shots From the Floor
Highlights from day one of the media preview at this year's Geneva Auto Show.
2015 Geneva Auto Show: Shots From the Floor
Highlights from day one of the media preview at this year's Geneva Auto Show.
FCA Design Chief: Renegade, 500X Styles Go Own Ways 
“Today the worst choice, when it comes to decide on a product strategy, is to not choose – banking on something very generic in order to appeal to everyone,” Lorenzo Ramaciotti says.
New Top-of-Line Offering By VW’s Skoda Is Superb
Roomier and better-appointed than the model it replaces, the new Skoda is targeted at affluent buyers in China and elsewhere and billed as having the same functionality as a limousine.
BMW to Enter New Segment With 7-Seater
Making its public debut at next month’s Geneva auto show, the 2-Series Gran Tourer is aimed at bringing new more family-oriented buyers into the performance-car brand’s fold.
Ferrari Breaks Cover Early on 488 GTB Mid-Engine V-8 1
The supercar this year will replace the Ferrari 458 Italia and continues a tradition that originated in 1975 with the Ferrari 308 GTB, the automaker’s first mid-engine V-8.
Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 
The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.
Mercedes Concept Designers Render Luxury in Motion 
‟The design had to appeal equally to the intellect and to the emotions and its exterior had to signal its visionary and pioneering character at first glance,” Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says of the F 015 self-driving concept car.

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