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autoevolution's Italian Month

For a very long time, the Italians (and their predecessors the Romans) have been trying to take over the better part of Europe, including by means of force. This approach failed, but if you look around, you realize they have gained a strong grip on the world, not just Europe, and they did so through more peaceful means.

The Italian cuisine, with its amazing pastas and pizzas, can be found on dinner tables around the planet. The Italian football, or soccer as we call it here in the U.S., is among the most-watched sports on Earth. Fashion feels at home in Italy, from where it spreads its influence to faraway lands. And so does art.

As far as we’re concerned, the Italians finally managed to take over the world through the vehicles they make. The cars and bikes made in the Peninsula may not be the most widespread out there - some are not remarkable in any way, but others sure are the standard by which we judge everything else in the industry. Nobody ever dreams of owning a Fiat, but all of us drool now and then over a Ferrari. Maybe we’re not all into motorcycles or scooters, but billions of us have at least heard of Ducati or Vespa.

In one form or another, the Italian way of making vehicles has influenced the world. At times something good comes out of it, other times not so much. But the reality remains Italian engineering is right up there at the top of the food chain, ruling the world, and it got there without the need for marching armies and invasions.

Because we like how Italy plays the game, we decided to honor it with a month-long coverage this July, called Italian Month. We’re not going to talk about food or clothes, but about cars, bikes and other mechanical wonders that were designed to move people, both literally and figuratively.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Here’s What To Consider Before Buying a Mondial, The Cheapest Ferrari Out There
Here’s What To Consider Before Buying a Mondial, The Cheapest Ferrari Out There

27 Jul 2021, 11:18 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Ferrari fans rejoice, there's actually an affordable classic model out there and in this article, we take a look at what you should consider before buying one

 
Cetacean Catamaran Dreams of an Electric but Still Luxurious Future
Cetacean Catamaran Dreams of an Electric but Still Luxurious Future

27 Jul 2021, 09:48 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Lightweight and incredibly versatile in terms of functionality, the Cetacean concept imagines a future in which naval exploration is entirely sustainable

 
Check Out the First $3.5 Million Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 Motoryacht
Check Out the First $3.5 Million Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 Motoryacht

27 Jul 2021, 08:57 UTC · By: Cristian Gnaticov / Lamborghini has officially shipped the first Tecnomar motoryacht, releasing at the same time a generous image gallery of the product that starts at $3.5 mil.

 
The World’s First Production V6 Was Born in Italy, This Is Its Fascinating Story
The World’s First Production V6 Was Born in Italy, This Is Its Fascinating Story

27 Jul 2021, 06:56 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / One of today's popular engine configurations, the V6 traces its roots to Italy where Lancia created the first one produced on a wide scale starting with 1950

 
1980 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans II Gets to Meet Its Bespoke Cafe Racer Alter-Ego
1980 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans II Gets to Meet Its Bespoke Cafe Racer Alter-Ego

26 Jul 2021, 19:14 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / The Wolf Moto pros put every last drop of dedication into crafting what might be the most dazzling custom Guzzi we’ve seen as of late

 
The 33 Stradale: Alfa Romeo’s Masterpiece and the Pinnacle of Italian Design
The 33 Stradale: Alfa Romeo’s Masterpiece and the Pinnacle of Italian Design

26 Jul 2021, 14:25 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Back in the late 1960s, Alfa Romeo created the 33 Stradale which today is considered by many enthusiasts and experts to be the most beautiful car ever built

 
Admiral X Force 145 Is the $1 Billion Megayacht All Others Dream Of
Admiral X Force 145 Is the $1 Billion Megayacht All Others Dream Of

26 Jul 2021, 10:25 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The Italian Sea Group flexed big muscles with the concept, fitting it with two of everything and having it literally drip in gold. It could still be built

 
This Ducati EV Render Is So Good, Folks Even Believe It’s Real – It Should Be
This Ducati EV Render Is So Good, Folks Even Believe It’s Real – It Should Be

26 Jul 2021, 07:09 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / The Ducati branded render is only a concept. However, some feel it looks so good, that they’re spreading rumors about it being the next Ducati EV.

 
Electric Maserati IEX Concept Promises an SUV to Rival the Lamborghini Urus
Electric Maserati IEX Concept Promises an SUV to Rival the Lamborghini Urus

26 Jul 2021, 06:59 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This vehicle render explores a Maserati SUV that’s been built using a Lamborghini Urus as a benchmark. A mixture of both vehicles seems evident.

 
Six Reasons Why the Ferrari Mondial Doesn't Deserve All the Hate
Six Reasons Why the Ferrari Mondial Doesn't Deserve All the Hate

25 Jul 2021, 20:54 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / The Ferrari Mondial has been included at the top of every "worst Ferrari ever build" list out there. But does it deserve all the hate?

 
Five Wedge-Shaped Concept Cars That Shocked the World
Five Wedge-Shaped Concept Cars That Shocked the World

24 Jul 2021, 20:50 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / These concept cars influenced automotive designs for more than two decades, including iconic creations like the Lamborghini Countach and the Lotus Esprit

 
Saturnia Superyacht Is a $300 Million Dream With Its Own Private Port
Saturnia Superyacht Is a $300 Million Dream With Its Own Private Port

24 Jul 2021, 06:40 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Lazzarini has a reputation for breaking with tradition, and its latest project is no different: Italian style meets outrageous amenities, and an inner harbor

 
Bizzarrini Manta, the Concept That Pioneered the One-Box Car Design
Bizzarrini Manta, the Concept That Pioneered the One-Box Car Design

23 Jul 2021, 20:29 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / Thanks to a continuous curve that ran uninterrupted from nose to tail, Giorgetto Giugiaro pioneered what we know today as the one-box car design

 
Ducati Monster S4R “Angolare” Is Looking Forward to Devouring Some Tarmac
Ducati Monster S4R “Angolare” Is Looking Forward to Devouring Some Tarmac

23 Jul 2021, 17:44 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / Benjie’s Cafe Racers is an enterprise that takes this whole motorcycle customization thing very seriously, and they do it on a whole new level

 
Remembering the Pininfarina-Designed 512 S Modulo, Ferrari’s Wildest Concept
Remembering the Pininfarina-Designed 512 S Modulo, Ferrari’s Wildest Concept

23 Jul 2021, 14:41 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / More of a flying saucer with wheels, the crazy Ferrari 512 S Modulo is a futuristic concept that blew the minds of everyone back in 1970

 
Stelvio Quadrifoglio Costs Over $90K Because Alfa Romeo Charges for Everything
Stelvio Quadrifoglio Costs Over $90K Because Alfa Romeo Charges for Everything

23 Jul 2021, 14:35 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one very expensive SUV one you add all the extras, comes in at a staggering $92,790 fully loaded

 
Bizzarrini 5300 GT: The Epic 1960s Sports Car You Probably Never Heard About
Bizzarrini 5300 GT: The Epic 1960s Sports Car You Probably Never Heard About

23 Jul 2021, 12:13 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / It wasn't a Ferrari or Lamborghini, yet the impressive 5300 GT was designed by the man who had a huge influence on the history of the two carmakers

 
Oceania Cruises’ Vista Is an Unapologetic Exercise in Outrageous Luxury
Oceania Cruises’ Vista Is an Unapologetic Exercise in Outrageous Luxury

23 Jul 2021, 09:28 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Oceania Cruises branches out into residential-style luxury with two Allura Class ships. Vista is currently under construction at Fincantieri

 
World’s Most Expensive Lamborghini Is the $7.5M Aventador Carved Out of Gold
World’s Most Expensive Lamborghini Is the $7.5M Aventador Carved Out of Gold

23 Jul 2021, 05:24 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Humanity’s fascination with gold climaxed briefly in the dream for the world’s most expensive toy car by engineer Robert Gulpen, with Lamborghini’s blessing

 
The Evolution of Alfa Romeo’s Bialbero, One of the Best 4-Cylinders of All Time
The Evolution of Alfa Romeo’s Bialbero, One of the Best 4-Cylinders of All Time

22 Jul 2021, 14:52 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / For more than forty years, some of the most iconic Alfa Romeo models were powered by the innovative Twin Cam, one of the best inline-fours ever produced