Giancarlo Perini

Giancarlo
Perini
Correspondent,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
MIT, Lamborghini Show Way Toward Electric Supercar
The transatlantic association of the two advanced academic and industrial-technology hubs is investigating and experimenting in five areas: energy storage, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design and emotion.
Veil to Lift on BMW 8-Series Coupe
The new model will underpin BMW’s “claim to leadership in the luxury segment,” the automaker’s top executive says, promising the car will be a “true luxury sports coupe.”
2017 Geneva Auto Show: Shots From the Floor
World debuts, concept cars and new models populate the floor of the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
Coachbuilders Ready to Wow Crowds at Geneva Show 1
The Italdesign supercar is said to have much in common with the Audi R8/Lamborghini Huracan and reflects the design vision and language of Filippo Perini, who moved to the fledgling automaker from parent company Lamborghini.
Italdesign-Badged Supercar Bound for Geneva Show
The 2-seater is not a traditional concept or show car but is a street-legal supercar with European type approval. No more than five will be built.
Handmade Roadsters Mark Ferrari’s 50 Years in Japan
The Italian automaker is building only 10 units of the 2-seat, 690-hp roadster. All have been sold for an estimated $2.5 million and $3 million, with deliveries beginning later this year.
SUV From China’s SEM Infused With Pininfarina Design
Seeking to appeal to younger Chinese customers, SEM and Pininfarina opted for a strong design inspired by German and Korean competitors and meant to express power and momentum.
Stelvio CUV Next Up in Alfa’s Revival Effort
The Stelvio shares its platform with the Giulia and will offer diesel and gasoline engines ranging in output from 134 hp to 503 hp.
2016 Paris Auto Show Shots From the Floor
Key models and more from this year's motor show.
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.
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