Geneva Watch: De Tomaso SLS – the Italian for BMW 5 GT

When you hear that Italian car maker De Tomaso is back after a 7 year absence, you’d be forgiven for getting excited by the prospect – after all this is the same marque that gave us the Pantera GTS, a direct competitor in its time to Lamborghini’s Countach. But I’ve felt almost embarrassed to publish the story, less I betray the disappointment that surfaces every time I see pictures of the sensible looking De Tomaso SLS. It’s just not a De Tomaso though, is it?

Geneva Watch: Lamborghini’s ‘lightweight’ Aventador LP700-4

It’s actually quite a refreshing change to see Lamborghini revealing its new V12 super sports car from the inside-out. If you think back to previous Lamborghini launches the focus has been firmly on the glitz, glamour and sheer celebrity of the car, which can be a frustrating experience for an enthusiast when all you’d like to see is someone crack open the throttle and silence all the polite conversation.

edo competition builds a rival for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

On the eve of Lamborghini’s new Aventador LP700-4 due to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, German tuner edo competition have stolen some of Lamborghini’s limelight by launching their own Murciélago replacement – or at least if not a replacement, a car which might tempt LP700-4 buyers to stay with the Murciélago just a little while longer.

Ferrari releases new dynamic pictures of the FF

You can tell how proud Ferrari are of their new four-wheel drive transmission, by how keen they are to show it being used in a way that no previous Ferrari could hope to aspire to. This is both a Ferrari for power slides and the most sensible car in Ferrari’s range.

Noble M600 nears production

It’s been a long time since we last saw a Noble on sale in the UK, and during the intervening period the still-born M14 and M15 have come and gone, both of which were supposed to lift the Leicestershire sports car maker into the exclusive supercar club, alongside Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Founder Lee Noble said at the time, “’s time for Noble to take a big step up in terms of refinement, practicality and style.”

Ferrari unveils its first ever 4WD model, The FF

As widely predicted Ferrari revealed its first four wheel-drive model this morning, a revolutionary four-seater, four-wheel drive V12 Ferrari to replace the 612 Scaglietti. They have named it the FF – an acronym for Ferrari Four (four seats and four-wheel drive) – although we have to assume that Maranello had one eye on the 1970s Jenson Interceptor, which first brought the FF tag to the market (FF stands for Ferguson Formula, after Ferguson Research Ltd., who invented the car’s four-wheel drive system) and coincidentally was also the first four-wheel drive car to reach production.

Ferrari’s new GT breaks cover tomorrow

Keep an eye out tomorrow for the first official view of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti replacement, which is due to be shown to a select group of owners via a live weblink at the website. It’s a private affair, but the internet being what it is these days, we can expect to see pictures and spec details distributed shortly thereafter.