The Lancia Aurelia B20 GT came from humble beginnings. The original Aurelias had production V6 engines, the first of their kind in an automobile, and it only took a matter of time before people started racing. With the first series of B20GT cars were built in early 1950, 2-door sports cars, they were considered some of the first Gran Turismo cars in the world. During the 1951 Mille Miglia, demand outstripped supply for these little sports cars after proving their worth during the races. With an adept chassis and significant power for the time, the cars were becoming popular and eventually evolved over time spanning the course of 6 different series of Aurelia B20GTs.
The griffen, a mythological creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, is the namesake of the Iso Grifo, an automobile with the hood, grill and engine of an American, but the lines of an Italian sports car. This Italian-American hybrid defines Italian.
Ferrari has revealed the new SF90 Spider, the droptop variant of the SF90 Stradale and the company’s first plug-in hybrid spider.
Although it sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Ferrari SF90 isn’t about to blend into traffic like a Hyundai Ioniq or a Toyota Prius Prime.
Offered in hardtop-coupe Stradale and convertible Spider body styles, these Italian thoroughbreds are packing an amazing 986 horsepower and deliver pavement-blistering acceleration. Despite their stratospheric performance, the SF90 models don’t skimp on driver-and-passenger comfort, and both provide an impressive list of standard features including a reconfigurable digital gauge display, automatic climate control, and a leather-lined cabin. All this performance and exclusivity comes at an equally high-flying price, though—one that’s north of $500,000—but for the lucky few, this ultimate Ferrari will be worth every penny.
Rugged, steep terrain, changing winds, no water source anywhere to be found, glaring heat, unpredictable flames devouring everything in their path: What may sound like a scene from a disaster movie is actually a thoroughly real forest fire. And thus the ideal scenario for Magirus vehicles, with the many extreme capabilities they need to facing an overpowering opponent. Single-tyre all-wheel chassis variants and elastic superstructure mounting make them extremely agile off-road, robust self-protection facilities make them extremely secure – and high-performance extinguishing technology makes them extremely successful. In the future, forest fires will rage in increasingly large numbers and sizes. And with us you’ll be extremely well prepared.
In recent years forest fires have increased in frequency and impact; we can assume that this trend will continue with the present development towards climate change. The last few years have clearly shown that global warming leads to an increased risk of forest fires. Working together with fire brigades around the world Magirus has developed vehicles and technologies for handling this risk and optimally equipping fire brigades.
The ACV 1.1 is an 8 × 8 armored amphibious vehicle developed and manufactured by Iveco Defense Vehicles, a leading company in the production of military vehicles of the CNH Industrial group, has so far designed and produced over 30,000 multi-role and armored vehicles.
In synergy with BAE System, Iveco Defense Vehicles has developed this vehicle with specific characteristics for use in combat by the Marine Corps, significantly improving those present on the AAV-7 (Assault Amphibious Vehicle) currently supplied, especially for as regards the protection and survival of the 13 soldiers transported in addition to the 3 in the driving position, in the event of an attack with heavy weapons or mines.
In 1972 Fiat was the absolute leader in Europe with 1,164,064 cars sold, while the closest competitors they were well under one million: Ford 920,000 cars, Renault 854,000, Opel 745,000 and Volkswagen 672 thousand. Peugeot and Citroën, which would only merge into PSA in 1976, together reached 975 thousand. Fiat, which had not yet acquired Alfa Romeo (the change took place 14 years later), registered 804,000 cars in Italy and 360,000 in the rest of Europe, one third of which in Germany and one sixth in France.
Eurocargo 4×4: the off-road truck True off-road equipment
A 4X4 version to complement the classic 4X2.
The new Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, available with short cab and long cab with low roof, is equipped with a front maneuvering hook (standard) and with specific protections for off-road journeys: sheet metal bumper, headlight grille, radiator shield and two steps. retractable access. It is offered with parabolic or semi-elliptic suspension and in single wheel or twin wheel version.
Il nuovo Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, disponibile con cabina corta e cabina lunga a tetto basso, è equipaggiato con gancio di manovra anteriore (di serie) e con protezioni specifiche per i tragitti fuoristrada: paraurti in lamiera, griglia fari, scudo radiatore e due gradini di accesso retraibili. È offerto con sospensioni paraboliche o semiellittiche e in versione ruote singole o ruote gemellate.
Protagonists of transport during the Second World War, the Fiat 626N and 666N started the mass production of Italian advanced cab trucks.
In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N (N stands for naphtha), two trucks that today we could define the border point between the past and the future in Italian truck production.
Their main feature was the advanced cabins, even if in reality they weren’t quite the first … The start of series production, however, gave way to that design evolution of truck cabs, which led to the abandonment of the style automotive.
The adoption of the advanced cabin moved the engine inside, covered by a large hood placed between the two seats. This large hood raised to allow routine maintenance.
For the most important interventions, the engine unit could be removed, with relative ease, by removing the bumper and the grille. It should be emphasized that the shape and layout of the cabin of the 626 and 666 remained so for many years, until the arrival of the tilting cabin.