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Friday, June 26, 2015

Fiat Plans To Revive Alfa Romeo Brand


"...The carmaker plans to invest 5 billion euros in Alfa Romeo to boost sales more than fivefold to 400,000 vehicles in 2018 by adding eight new models and ramping up production.

The engines, to be produced at the group's Termoli factory in southern Italy, include an advanced high output four-cylinder engine developed for Alfa Romeo, the company said.
The second product will be a Ferrari-derived six-cylinder engine developed specifically for Alfa Romeo.

Fiat bought Alfa from state holding company IRI in 1986, but several attempts at reviving the brand have stalled, leaving just three models. Only 74,000 Alfa Romeos were sold in 2013."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 Giro d'Italia Falls Into Spanish Hands

I'm way late on presenting even a cursory post of the 2015 Giro d'Italia but something is better than nothing I submit. Right? Right.

This year's edition of the Giro was impressively won by Spaniard Alberto Contador with a gutsy performance ahead of young rider stud Fabio Aru of Italy. Aru's team mate Mikel Landa won third spot giving Spain two riders in the top 3. It was another impressive Giro for Canadian Ryder Hesjedal.

There were some wonderful scenic routes this year as well. It was, again, an exciting race to watch.

You can read a nice report here about the race.

Some detailed statistics.

Today In Italian Tourism

A 1000 Year Virtual Tour Of Science In Italy

"A Thousand Years of Science in Italy (Mille anni di scienza in Italia) is both a virtual exhibition and an actual show organised across all of Italy and promoted by the Ministero dell’Universit√† e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica. The unprecedented development of scientific research and subsequent applications represent one of the distinctive characteristics of the last millennium. No other milieu or field of human activity has known such a radical transformation as natural sciences and technology had during the last thousand years..." 

Dear oh me, I've been naughty not posting enough, eh?