Giancarlo Perini


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

Chinese Electric Supercar Has Italian Design Flavor
A microturbine sharing its driveshaft with a generator produces 36 kW of electricity, with 30 kW channeled to a battery pack comprising 2,376 lithium-manganese-oxide cells that directly powers six electric motors.
Pininfarina Fuel-Cell Concept Runs in Fast Company
Pininfarina introduces the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered H2 SPEED Concept, a high-performance GT vehicle designed and engineered for “fun on the track." It’s a sports car for buyers for whom environmental awareness and social acceptance is an issue.
Geneva Kicks Off New Business Model for Italdesign
A new show car, the first for Italdesign since the recent departure of founder Giorgetto Giugiaro, marks a return to the “ideas-for-sale” approach upon which the one-time independent design house was founded.
Formula 1 Bid Behind Lambo Shuffle?
A shuffle atop Lamborghini has been rumored for months, but was delayed, insiders say, by some resistance from top VW management.
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Links All-Wheel Steering to AWD
The 2-door, 4-seat Gran Turismo fastback is a major redesign of the revolutionary model Ferrari introduced on the eve of the 2011 Geneva show.
Milan Designer Plans Anniversary Special for Geneva
The concept will be a “daring open sports car,” and mark the first roadster from Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera since it resumed production in 2007.
Skoda’s Vision S Concept Set for Geneva
The Vision S fits closely within the midsize footprint of the Q5 from sister brand Audi, but is a bit longer, wider and taller.
Designers Giugiaro Back With Independent Studio
Giorgetto and son Fabrizio Giugiaro are said to be at work on three different car projects for unnamed automakers.
Lambo to Unleash Limited Run Supercar at Geneva
Only 40 of the new models will be built, half as a coupe and half as a roadster.
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.


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