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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.
Italians Equip AB 100 Yacht With 5,700 HP, Record-Breaking Speed, and Toy Garage
Italians Equip AB 100 Yacht With 5,700 HP, Record-Breaking Speed, and Toy Garage

14 Jul 2021, 07:24 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This yacht has a top speed of near 65 mph. Equipped with three MAN 12V engines for a total of 5,700 horsepower. Even includes a garage for toys and equipment.

 
Benetti Delivers Custom Superyacht Triumph to Owner, With Its Own Art Gallery
Benetti Delivers Custom Superyacht Triumph to Owner, With Its Own Art Gallery

13 Jul 2021, 08:00 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Measuring 215 feet and 1,244 GT across six decks, Triumph sticks to classic Italian design lines but stands out for the impressive owner’s suite and art gallery

 
The Countach Story: From Its Humble Beginnings to Reshaping Lamborghini
The Countach Story: From Its Humble Beginnings to Reshaping Lamborghini

12 Jul 2021, 10:04 UTC · By: Cristian Gnaticov / A dream car of many generations, theLamborghini Countach replaced the iconic Miura, being made from 1973 until 1990, when the Diablo took its place.

 
Versace Has Their Very Own Skateboard so You Can Kickflip With Style and Fashion
Versace Has Their Very Own Skateboard so You Can Kickflip With Style and Fashion

12 Jul 2021, 07:04 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This skateboard from Versace offers two vintage prints but only one is shipped to the U.S. No details are offered regarding board strength and construction.

 
Grande Trideck Flagship From Azimut Flaunts Freshest Italian Luxuries and Design
Grande Trideck Flagship From Azimut Flaunts Freshest Italian Luxuries and Design

10 Jul 2021, 10:05 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This $15 million dollar yacht includes multiple decks aimed at ultimate enjoyment of leisure time, while employing rechargeable and eco-friendly technology

 
Nabila, the Shamelessly Outrageous Benetti Superyacht That Wrote History
Nabila, the Shamelessly Outrageous Benetti Superyacht That Wrote History

10 Jul 2021, 07:54 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Commissioned in 1978 and delivered just two years later, Kingdom 5KR belonged to an arms dealer and then to Donald Trump, was once a movie star

 
Ferrari F50 GT: The GT1 Race Car With an F1 Engine That Never Got To Compete
Ferrari F50 GT: The GT1 Race Car With an F1 Engine That Never Got To Compete

9 Jul 2021, 15:17 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Born out of Ferrari's ambition to end McLaren's dominance in the Global GT Series, the F50 GT was a formidable machine that sadly never got to race

 
The Forgotten Fiat Turbina, a 1950s Sportscar Concept Powered by a Jet Engine
The Forgotten Fiat Turbina, a 1950s Sportscar Concept Powered by a Jet Engine

9 Jul 2021, 11:39 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / In 1954, Fiat unveiled the beautiful Tubina sportscar. As its name implies, it was powered by a mid-mounted, in-house developed gas turbine engine

 
“Project X” Is a Jaw-Dropping Ducati 996 Dressed in Suave Aluminum Armor
“Project X” Is a Jaw-Dropping Ducati 996 Dressed in Suave Aluminum Armor

7 Jul 2021, 15:42 UTC · By: Silvian Secara / You won’t be seeing a guy like Alan Boyter of VR Customs do things by halves, and his 996-based Project X will have no trouble backing up that claim

 
Cicli Pinarello Perfectly Adapts to Modern Trends With the Nytro Urbanist e-Bike
Cicli Pinarello Perfectly Adapts to Modern Trends With the Nytro Urbanist e-Bike

7 Jul 2021, 15:34 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This e-bike is steeped in cycling heritage and makes use of a Fazua drivetrain weighing only 10.1 lbs. Includes triple-butted aluminum frame and carbon fork.

 
The Story of the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4: Much More Than The Ford GT40's Nemesis
The Story of the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4: Much More Than The Ford GT40's Nemesis

7 Jul 2021, 14:52 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Remembered by many as the car that lost to the Ford GT40 in 1967, the Ferrari 330 P4 was actually an excellent racecar that finished the season triumphantly

 
Oasis Deck Is How Benetti Reshapes Superyacht Design to Create a New Lifestyle
Oasis Deck Is How Benetti Reshapes Superyacht Design to Create a New Lifestyle

7 Jul 2021, 04:24 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Most superyachts these days have a beach club on the aft deck, but only Benetti designs have a feature that goes beyond: the Oasis Deck

 
Remembering the Most Devilish Lamborghini Diablo of All Time, the SE30 Jota
Remembering the Most Devilish Lamborghini Diablo of All Time, the SE30 Jota

6 Jul 2021, 15:33 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Back in the '90s, the Lamborghini Diablo was one of the coolest supercars out there; it was built in many versions, but the most epic of them is the SE30 Jota

 
Lancia Stratos: The Journey From Futuristic Concept to Legendary Rally Car
Lancia Stratos: The Journey From Futuristic Concept to Legendary Rally Car

6 Jul 2021, 11:58 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / A unique homologation special, the Lancia Stratos was inspired by a wild concept and became one of the most iconic rally cars of all time

 
Somnio Residential Megayacht Will Be the World’s Biggest, a Floating Hotel
Somnio Residential Megayacht Will Be the World’s Biggest, a Floating Hotel

5 Jul 2021, 13:17 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Somnio will offer 39 luxury condos and incredible shared amenities for the owners, doubling as a floating five-star hotel and exploration vessel

 
Boat-Inspired Casa Ojalá Has 1,000+ Possible Configurations, Is Self-Sufficient
Boat-Inspired Casa Ojalá Has 1,000+ Possible Configurations, Is Self-Sufficient

5 Jul 2021, 11:15 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The first prototype unit has been unveiled in Tuscany, Italy; with a smart design that’s entirely customizable, it is “the future of luxury travel”

 
Invictus Yachts’ TT460 Showcases Award-Winning Italian Luxury and Style
Invictus Yachts’ TT460 Showcases Award-Winning Italian Luxury and Style

5 Jul 2021, 09:27 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This yacht has been awarded the 2020 Innovation Design Award at the Genoa International Boat Show; it can be yours for under $1 million

 
New Novitec Ferrari F8 N-Largo Is a Limited Edition Spaceship, Already Sold Out
New Novitec Ferrari F8 N-Largo Is a Limited Edition Spaceship, Already Sold Out

4 Jul 2021, 17:02 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / Novitec has just presented their newest work of art, the Ferrari F8 N-Largo, a stunningly ferocious supercar, 15 of which will ever be made.

 
Ultra-Affordable Air e-Scooter Aims to Land a Ducati EV Into Your Hands
Ultra-Affordable Air e-Scooter Aims to Land a Ducati EV Into Your Hands

4 Jul 2021, 07:12 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This scooter from Ducati and MT Distribution is the most affordable EV from Ducati’s growing e-mobility lineup. Weighs only 22 lbs with a range up to 9.3 miles

 
Tankoa 55 Sportiva Superyacht Is for Exquisite but Informal Contemporary Living
Tankoa 55 Sportiva Superyacht Is for Exquisite but Informal Contemporary Living

4 Jul 2021, 06:05 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Italian boutique shipyard delivers a fresh take on luxury living at sea with the Sportiva line, spearheaded by the 55 Sportiva model