Great Italian Cars of the Last Decade – Part 1

Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lanci, Maserati, Pagani, Abarty, Casalini, Centenari, Covini, Dallara, DR, Effedi, Manifattura Automobili Torino, Faralli & Mazzanti, Giottiline, Martin, Mazzanti, Picchio, Soleil, Spada, Ansaldi, Amilcar Italinia, Autobianchi, B Engineering, Bandini, Bertone, Bugatti Automobili, Cizeta, Fissore, Fornasari, Ghia, Lombardi, Savio, Vespa, Zust.

Italy has always been synonymous with the sports car and supercar, and many of the manufacturers listed above have contributed to iconic cars of their time. The list contains present and past car makers that produced automobiles that had style, character and even some could go like a bat out of hell! In this blog we are concentrating on the past ten years and the great cars that were produced in a decade of fine motor manufacturing in Italy. The worldwide recession hit many industries hard, but exotic Italian supercars seem to be as popular now that they ever have been, and we celebrate this by looking at some of the very best.

Ferrari SP12 EC

Of course, on any Italian supercar list the name Ferrari had to appear first and foremost. This Italian car manufacturer has been so important in the world of automobiles that it loved by all. And since Enzo Ferrari started production in 1947, Ferrari has set the bench mark for all other supercar manufacturers to follow. The famous red cars have competed at the highest level in all sporting and racing events and most of the time come out victorious. The first car we feature is the SP12 EC and it was commissioned by Eric Clapton, it has a 4.5 liter V8 engine and stunning good looks. It is a one-off car and a unique masterpiece just like a great painting.

Maserati Gran Turismo

Maserati is another household name of Italian supercars, but unlike Ferrari and Lamborghini this famous old manufacturer also produces cars built to be used in everyday life. Founded in 1914, Maserati has always had a name that conjured up style, elegance and sport. Like a few of its contemporaries, Maserati’s reputation for reliability was never at the highest levels and many models suffered with engine and other related problems. But people never did by a Maserati for the school run, and this Gran Turismo epitomizes everything about the brand.

Like many other Maserati’s its styling is very much of the day, and it will only stay sexy for a limited time. The sound of this car is ridiculous and that is meant in a complementary way. You will certainly look and sound good in this amazing car.

Lamborghini Gallardo

Lamborghini have been manufacturing beasts of cars since 1963, their ultra-modern looks have always captured the imagination of supercar lovers of all ages. Lamborghini has never held back on any of the cars that is has made, they produce cars that behave like they have been taking steroids and are notoriously difficult to drive.

The Gallardo is no longer in production, but it was the bestselling Lamborghini ever. It will go down as a classic supercar because it was the most raced Lamborghini, the most upgraded and tuned and the aftermarket loved it. The classic V10 engine produced a breathtaking 560 horsepower. In part two of our blog of great Italian cars of the last ten years we take a look at Alfa Romeo and a Pagani.