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Between shadow and light : The charmer and the high flyer

In Drives by Mickael

First, we would like to thank Damien and Eric, father of Luca and Mickael, for passing on their passion, for trusting our work, for owning such amazing cars, and for sharing them with us. It was truthfully an exceptional moment that they gave us the opportunity to live. Owning a sports or collector car is a privilege. And at Automobili Eleganza, …

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The Maserati Ghibli : Rebirth of a legend ?

In Drives by Mickael

Today, 30th October 2014, Maserati revealed that it had made more money in the third quarter than its stepsister brand Ferrari, for the first time ever since Fiat bought both brands back in 1993. At the time few were afraid of what would happen to Ferrari, but with Luca di Montezemolo at its head, the tifosi knew the Modenese brand …

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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS : back to 911

In Drives by Luca

The German prancing horse cars were always seen as reliable sports ones. Nowadays, almost every banker has – as people say – a basic Porsche 911. The enthousiasts say Porsche lost its soul – considering myself as the spokesman – particularly after the VW purchase. Sadly, the Porsches are now seen as the proper conformity sports cars, just after the …

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

In Drives by Mickael

Automotive : driving work of art. I love cars since, well… Since I was born, almost. Because cars are like us. They are human creations : imperfect, yet so desirable. I love cars because they have a story to tell. And that story is never just black and white, it’s full of colours, full of beautiful anecdotes. I always defined …

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Porsche 991 GT3 : the ultimate sports car ?

In Drives by Luca

  “There is no such thing as the perfect car… But… we have to do everything in our power to approach this ideal.” – Ferry Porsche   I confirm they did. Trying to approach that holy grail of the perfect car. And here it is, the brand new Porsche 911 GT3. Text : Luca W. Images : Porsche, Damien W. …

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Renault Megane RS

In Drives by Thomas

Renault is not the brand that pops out of mind when you think of a great sport’s car brand. Nowadays Renaults are more attributed as medium-range automotives. But there are the RS specials, the Renault Sport class. And there is this particular car : the Megane RS. Text : Thomas Z. & Mickael B. © Images : Thomas Z. © …

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Ferrari 599 GTB

In Drives by Bertrand

In his childhood, Enzo Ferrari saw a picture of a Packard Twin-Six at Indianapolis in 1914. In 1924 he saw  -and heard- a Delage Type 2 LCV win the Grand Prix de Lyon, France, with its 2 litre V12. So when he had the chance to conceive his car, with his name written on the bonnet, back in 1946, him …

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Abarth 500 : the homecoming

In Drives by Luca

  Finally… After two months of torture, she was waiting for me : my old lady, my baby car. This is probably a humble sport car but anyway, it’s gorgeous and it’s simply addictive. Some of you may be laughing at this moment, and I probably would react in the same way if I hadn’t driven this car at least …

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Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

In Drives by Bertrand

Where does the passion come from ? Concerning cars, for certain people, it comes from a childhood memory, the first time they’ve seen a particular car, or a Formula One Grand Prix… But to me, it’s a family tradition. Both my Grandfathers were in the automotive industry. One was a Renault dealer, it was his full time job. For my …