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12 Italian Car Brands

 

Italian Car Brands have won the European Car of the Year award several times and also the World Car of the Year. The automobile industry in Italy has more than 2,500 companies and is a source of income for almost 300,000 people. Overcoming a difficult financial period, the industry protected its tradition and still continues to deliver high-quality, powerful and beautiful cars.

Let's explore some of the best Italian car brands.

 

1.- Fiat.

Fiat was founded in 1899 and is based in Turin, Italy. Today the Fiat brand is part of an international conglomerate called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Fiat manufactures a range of vehicles including small road cars, sports cars, vans, and trucks. In addition, it produces engines and rail cars, military vehicles, farm tractors, and planes.

For more than a century, Fiat has become a shareholder and acquired many other automakers, including Lancia in 1968, Ferrari in 1969, Alfa Romeo in 1986, Maserati in 1993, and Chrysler Group LLC in 2014. This Italian company of Automobiles currently manufactures vehicles with 12 brands. Since 1910, Fiat has been the largest automotive company in Italy and still successfully maintains the position.

2.- Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910 in the city of Milan, Italy. The Italian car brand is known for luxury sports cars and since 1911, it has been involved in car racing. In addition, it has been linked to Formula One since its inception. The cars of this Italian brand have successfully competed in many car racing events, including Formula 1, Grand Prix car racing, sports car racing and touring cars and rallies.

3.- Ferrari.

Founded in 1939 by Enzo Ferrari, and based in Maranello, Italy. It is currently a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Ferrari is the quintessential Italian luxury sports car maker, and has created a host of supercars and concept cars that really put drivers to the test due to their incredible designs and incredible speeds.

Throughout its history, the company has been recognized for its continuous participation in races, especially in Formula One, where it has one of the best teams. Previously, this Italian car brand sponsored drivers and only produced race cars, but to finance its racing companies, it also expanded to road vehicles. Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth.

4.- Lamborghini.

Lamborghini was founded in 1963 in Bologna, Italy. It is currently a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Lamborghini specializes in creating SUVs and luxury sports cars that most of the time come in very limited editions. The cars of this Italian brand have very attractive designs and always prioritize comfort and convenience. The main motive behind this brand was to create a great touring car that would compete with the luxury sports car brand like Maserati and Ferrari.

5.- Maserati.

Maserati dates back to its foundation in 1914. Its current headquarters are in Modena, Italy. It belongs to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles consortium. Maserati is another of the world's leading automakers when it comes to luxury sports cars. This Italian car company believes in building extra luxury vehicles with timeless Italian flair and is known for its incredible visual expression as well as increased comfort.

Like many other Italian car brands, Maserati has a long history of acquisitions and reinvention. In 1968, Citroen acquired Maserati, but after Citroen's bankruptcy in 1974, funds from the Italian government kept the company afloat. Argentine Alessandro de Tomaso bought the company in 1975, and Chrysler later bought a part of Maserati. In 1993, Fiat took over that part and then passed control to Ferrari. In 2005, he gave up the brand and merged it with Alfa Romeo.

6.- Lancia.

Lancia was founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia. It is currently based in Turin, Italy and belongs to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group. Lancia has a strong rally heritage and is known for using letters of the Greek alphabet for their model names. This Italian car company specializes in high-end luxury cars and is no longer sold outside of Italy. This car brand has marked its place in one of the best Italian car brands due to its various innovations in the car industry.

7.- Pagani.

Pagani was founded by Horacio Pagani in 1992 and is based in Modena, Italy. Known for its super sports cars and developments in carbon fibers. The brand has worked closely with Daimler AG, especially with its Mercedes AMG and Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. The first model of this Italian car brand, Zonda C12, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. The design was inspired by fighter jets and features many unique design elements, including its four-ring exhaust system. tubes. The most popular range of cars from this Italian car brand includes Huayra and Zonda.

8.- Abarth.

It was founded in 1949 in Bologna, Italy. It currently belongs to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group based in Turin. Abarth specializes in race and road cars. The brand began operating by participating in races with 1100 cc two-seater cars developed by Cisitalia. Soon, the brand started to manufacture its own prototypes and presented its first car, the 2014-A-Roadster, which was a derivation of the Fiat 1100. The car won the Formula 2 championship and the Italian 1100 Sport.

Abarth was restored in 2007 and the first model introduced was the Abarth Grande Punto and Abarth Grande Punto S2000.

9.- Casalini.

It was founded in 1939 and its headquarters are in Piacenza, Italy. It is a very successful mini-car manufacturer selling throughout Europe. They specialize in cars with 50 cc engines, which do not develop more than 45 km / h, ideal for cities, but not for highways or avenues. Your M20 model is currently your flagship car.

10.- Mazzanti.

Mazzanti is a brand of sports cars made by hand and on demand. Its flagship model, the Evantra, is well known and has won several design awards. The Evantra Millecavalli is a hypercar considered one of the most powerful made in Italy.

11.- Soleil.

Soleil Motors is a manufacturer of sports cars at hand. Your Soleil Anadi has been available since 2014, and is made to order with customizations.

12.- Picchio.

Founded in 1989, Picchio Racing Cars is a factory of race cars and sports cars on demand for road. They use their technology developed in competitions to create unique cars at the request of exclusive clients.