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Lamborghini courts Muse and adds falsetto to its V10 vibrato

Yesterday, the members of English rock band, Muse, popped in for a visit to Lamborghini’s factory in Sant’Agata for some automotive inspiration.

Muse are well known for the falsetto voice of lead singer Matthew Bellamy, but also for the speed at which he changes pitch during his lyrics – perhaps that’s why the group were visiting the famous Via Modena 12 address, drawing inspiration from the Gallardo’s scalpel sharp V10 engine.

Maserati reveals an all-new Quattroporte (w/VIDEO)

This is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, set to make its debut at the 2013 NAIAS Detroit Motor Show in January. The Quattroporte is the first of three new models that Maserati predict will see their total production rise to 50,000 units a year by 2015.

Travel: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari opens its doors in Modena

There’s a great new addition to the list of ’20-places-to-visit-before-you-die’, following the opening earlier this week of Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy.

Designed by the late Jan Kaplický and architected by Andrea Morgante’s Shiro Studio, the new EUR14.2m museum is built on the site of Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace, making use of the former nineteenth century house and workshop of Ferrari’s father, with the addition of a new glass-fronted structure that curves around it.

Frankfurt 2011: Maserati’s Kubang takes on the Porsche Cayenne

I am in two minds about this new Maserati Kubang. On the one hand it seems entirely rational for Maserati to look on at Porsche’s Cayenne and see a market opportunity, that until now, it has missed out on. But on the other hand Maserati is Fangio, Moss and that famous 1955 Mille Miglia race win along with Dennis Jenks’. Is nothing sacred anymore?

Ferrari reveals its tribute to Pininfarina – the SA APERTA

Ferrari will present the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show next week as a strictly limited edition version of its popular 599. Just 80 cars will be built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, the nomenclature paying homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.