Dodge La Femme: The one for the ladies

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Let me tell you a little secret. Although I am a man, one of my favorite cars in the world is Nissan Micra К12. For a while, it has been labeled as the poster feminine car. But you know what? The little thing is comfortable, you can park it anywhere, and it is one of the most reliable vehicles I have ever seen. Cute, too!

See, I have no problem admitting I like “a woman’s car.” For me, the issue is… ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Ford (Ghia) Brezza

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March, being Women’s History Month, gives us a great excuse to celebrate the incredible women in the automotive world. Meet one more woman who made history in the automotive industry – Marilena Corvasce. She was responsible for designing Ford (Ghia) Brezza top-to-bottom, bumper-to-bumper.

Here’s how it happened. Ford tasked Ghia, its European design division, with creating a mid-engine sports car, a concept that was road-ready. Rumor has it, the automaker was looking to rival GM’s Pontiac Fiero. ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Lamborghini Diablo

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In January 1990, after four years of development, the world met Lamborghini Diablo. Originally the company commissioned Marcello Gandini, to whom we also owe Countach, Miura, and Espada, to work on the design.

However, Gandini’s concept was criticized for its sharp edges. The task was reassigned to a design team lead by Tom Gale, and Diablo, as we know it today, was conceived. As Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear has described it, Diablo was designed “solely to ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC

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What thought comes to mind when you hear “Ferrari”? Exclusivity, style, power… But never “bridging gaps”…

At the 1966 Geneva Motorshow, the world received Ferrari 330 GTC to fall in love with. The new grand tourer inherited the sophisticated flair of the 330 GT 2+2 and the power of 275 GT Berlinetta, thus connecting the best of two worlds. And it may just represent everything you adore about the Italian automaker.

The 330 GTC had the same transmission, steering, and suspension as ...

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Volvo P1800: The poor man’s Ferrari

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One of the greatest things about older vehicles is their style. You could take the least interesting classic car, and chances are it still looks slick. However, some autos go even further. Their looks become iconic with universal recognition. And yet… certain gems still slip through the cracks.

Today, we have an interesting vehicle to talk about – Volvo P1800. On the one hand, its Swedish origins don’t usually hint at supreme design. Not that Volvo makes ugly cars, but their ...

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Classic cars’ future driven by tech

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Technological advancements have influenced many economic sectors and life spheres. The auto industry is not an exception. Futuristic concept designs, electric vehicle trends, and the application of the Internet of Things have revolutionized mobility. Yet, in the midst of these progressive changes, the question of classic cars’ future rises.

The brainstorming process about classic cars’ future does not stay just on paper. It has already reached practical applications in different directions.

A typical classic car restoration consists of bringing the car back ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

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BMW has given the world plenty of iconic cars – the quirky Isetta, exquisite RS 700, or the nearly perfect Z4 are just the tip of the iceberg. The German behemoth of automaking has won many hearts across the globe with its timeless, emotion-provoking designs and thrill-inducing performance.

Another model that gained an instant cult following was 3.0 CSL, also dubbed The Batmobile. The bat-like fins running along the top of the front ...

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Meyers Manx Dune Buggy: Inventing a niche:

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No matter how much people say they don’t care about cars, many gawk at the sight of a great vehicle. However, I have yet to find a proper definition of what constitutes such a car. It does not seem to be anything objective, but rather a matter of opinion.

One of the greatest things about the automotive world is the variety. Whether you are a classic vehicle enthusiast or you enjoy sports cars, you can find your niche. Yet, it does ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Mercedes-Benz C111

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Mercedes-Benz C111 – an iconic supercar that never made it to an assembly line, an impossible dream for many an enthusiast.

Mercedes introduced its innovative concept car at the 1969 Frankfurt motor show. Nothing short of spectacular, the sleek and edgy C111 virtually stole the show and instantly became a dream for many. Rumor has it, the company received various blank checks from eager enthusiasts anxious to park the new Mercedes masterpiece in their driveway.

But for the ...

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Corsia’s car of the day: Ferrari 166 MM

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166 MM Touring Barchetta may not be the first Ferrari, but, undoubtedly, it is the car that put Enzo Ferrari’s company on the map of motorsport.

Launched in September of 1948 at the Turin Motor Show, 166 MM made the hearts of many enthusiasts roar with awe and admiration.

In April 1949, two feather-light and extremely dynamic barchettas scored first and second at the iconic Mille Miglia. Then Luigi Chinetti triumphed at Le Mans 24 Hours. And the ...

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