They never do anything mechanically half arsed. Think Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo. Outrageous, ostentations, desirable, beautiful machines.
I have owned to Alfas. The second one, a 156, is the only car I have ever truly loved. If I had to go across a 10m wide road to return a video, I'd almost as if the italians have a cultural imperative to only make sexy machines.
When RAAus National Tech Manager, Daren Bamfield, told me recently he'd approved the Italian Blackshape Prime for membership into the RAAus community, my first thought was of my beloved Alfa. It was almost as fast as the stodgy BMW3 (206Kmph on the German Autobahn was flat put) and too expensive compared to the other similar machines. By Brian Bigg