Giancarlo Perini


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

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.
VW Group’s Egger to Head Interbrand Design Studio 
Wolfgang Egger has spent the past year with the VW-owned Italdesign Giugiaro design and engineering studio following six years with Audi and Lamborghini.
BMW M Models to Blend Right in at L.A. Show
The new X-Series from BMW M offers more torque and power from their turbocharged 4.4L gasoline V-8s.
VW Sets Ambitious Targets for New Passat for Europe
Although its overall dimensions are virtually unchanged, the revamped Passat rewrites the rules in its segment by sitting on a longer wheelbase, allowing for a much roomier cabin.

Dec 6, 2016

2017 Wards 10 Best Engines: Falling in Love With 6-Cyl. Turbos 2

BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque....More


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