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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.
Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracan Has More Power Than a Chiron, No Bids Yet
Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracan Has More Power Than a Chiron, No Bids Yet

3 Jul 2021, 13:55 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / It takes a lot of passion, courage and a bit of madness to drive an exotic with 4-digit horsepower levels, all of which is being sent to the rear wheels

 
Lamborghini and MT Distribution Deliver the Golden Bull’s AL1 e-Scooter
Lamborghini and MT Distribution Deliver the Golden Bull’s AL1 e-Scooter

3 Jul 2021, 13:39 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This e-scooter is the start of a journey into e-mobility for Italian supercar manufacturer, Lamborghini. Created in collaboration with MT Distribution

 
The Stunning Maserati Birdcage 75th Concept, a Masterpiece of Italian Design
The Stunning Maserati Birdcage 75th Concept, a Masterpiece of Italian Design

3 Jul 2021, 13:34 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / A piece of contemporary automotive art, the Maserati Birdcage 75th is one of the most stuning concept cars to ever come out of Italy

 
MV Agusta Gets Into the e-Mobility Game With the AMO Premium e-Bikes
MV Agusta Gets Into the e-Mobility Game With the AMO Premium e-Bikes

3 Jul 2021, 05:15 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Italian motorcycle maker moves closer to the goal of building a two-wheel future by thinking outside the box, with e-mobility lineup

 
The Complicated Road to the Perfect Ducati Multistrada V4 for You
The Complicated Road to the Perfect Ducati Multistrada V4 for You

2 Jul 2021, 14:30 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The Ducati Multistrada family now comprises six models, starting with the V4 and ending with the mighty 1260 Enduro two-wheeler

 
The Aventador's ISR Gearbox: How It Works and Why Some Owners Complain About It
The Aventador's ISR Gearbox: How It Works and Why Some Owners Complain About It

2 Jul 2021, 11:27 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / The Aventador comes with a single-clutch 7-speed automated manual; some owners found three main issues with it, although Lamborghini deemed it innovative

 
The Lamborghini Aventador Is Fast, Sexy, and Yet Somehow Utter Rubbish for $400K
The Lamborghini Aventador Is Fast, Sexy, and Yet Somehow Utter Rubbish for $400K

1 Jul 2021, 15:46 UTC · By: Sergiu Tudose / A once revolutionary piece of kit, the Lamborghini Aventador has slowly but surely relinquished command of the exotic supercar segment to just about all rivals

 
The Ferrari 296 GTB’s Powertrain Is Downsizing and Electrification Done Right
The Ferrari 296 GTB’s Powertrain Is Downsizing and Electrification Done Right

1 Jul 2021, 14:55 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / Ferrari's latest breathtaking sports car comes with a high-tech PHEV powertrain that combines an all-new V6 with an F1-inspired electric dual-rotor unit

 
Would You Pay Dodge Challenger Money for This Lancia Ypsilon?
Would You Pay Dodge Challenger Money for This Lancia Ypsilon?

1 Jul 2021, 14:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The most expensive Lancia Ypsilon sells in Italy for €23,515 (the equivalent of close to $28,000), which is the starting price of the Dodge Challenger

 
LS-Swapped Lamborghini "Jumpacan" Takes Its First Drive, Stops at the Drive-Thru
LS-Swapped Lamborghini "Jumpacan" Takes Its First Drive, Stops at the Drive-Thru

1 Jul 2021, 09:13 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / Some insane builds are in the works around the planet right now, and the LS-swapped, off-road ready Lamborghini Jumpacan is definitely one of them

 
Ducati's MG-20 Proves That a Magnesium e-Bike Is Possible, It Also Folds Down
Ducati's MG-20 Proves That a Magnesium e-Bike Is Possible, It Also Folds Down

30 Jun 2021, 08:45 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / The newest addition to Ducati’s Urban e-Mobility line is a folding e-bike using a magnesium frame and wheels, the result of a collaboration with MT Distribution

 
First Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Dream Motor Yacht Launched for Lucky Unknown Owner
First Tecnomar Lamborghini 63 Dream Motor Yacht Launched for Lucky Unknown Owner

29 Jun 2021, 07:32 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / The first of 63 units of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, has officially been launched; it features a total of 4,000 hp and a top speed of over 60 knots