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The Honour Of Owning An Italian Sports Car

By Owen Jones

Whether you are fascinated by cars or not, whether you watch sports car racing or not even whether you can drive or not, you have probably heard of a few of the great Italian sports cars.World famous names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Alpha Romeo and Maserati. These famous Italian sports cars are just as well-known on and off the race track.

These race cars are famous for their design, their speed and their cost. Everyone would like to have one, but most of could not even afford a new set of tyres, let alone the insurance premium. Despite all that, there is no doubt about their styling and sex-appeal. They look and even sound absolutely fabulous.

These sports cars are perfect racing cars, but they can also be driven on the roads. Well, they can be driven on good streets. You cannot drive a Ferrari on any old road, because the Ferrari and some of the others like the Lamborghini are very close to the ground.

They are only inches off the ground in order to give them improved aerodynamic properties. Regrettably, this also makes them suffer from loose stones and bad road surfaces.

So, if the road surfaces are bad in your region of the world, you can forget about owning one of these really fast, silky supercars. Maserati do a gorgeous saloon which can be driven on typical street surfaces anywhere in the world. It is a very stylish car, but it is more normal looking that the low-slung sports cars.

One of the most beautiful and rare cars is the Enzo Ferrari, named after the company’s founder. It has to be one of Ferrari’s better cars, does it not? It carries the owner’s name, so you would expect only the highest quality. The technology used to design and create it are second to none and the bodywork is built from carbon-fibre.

Lamborghini is also the result of one man’s dreams. Ferruccio Lamborghini used to make tractors and other appliances such as air conditioners, until he had saved enough money to execute his life-long dreams of making luxury sports cars.

At present the Lamborghini plant in northern Italy makes about 3,000 cars a year of primarily only two models: the V10 Gallardo roadster and coupe, christened the ‘Baby Lambo’ and the V12 Murcielago roadster and coupe, which is the flagship car.

Previous Lamborghini models comprise the Diablo and the Countach. The Diablo was the fastest production car in 1990 and the Countach was Lamborghini’s most popular car ever.

Maserati was also a family aspiration. The five Maserati brothers were all working for a racing car company, which closed its racing division down, so the five brothers left and began to make their own race cars.

Nowadays, Maserati sports cars still look more like race cars, but they are made to be driven on normal roads.

Bugatti was founded in France, but by an emigre Italian. It has ceased to manufacture cars on a large scale, but does make occasional, limited edition, super sports cars.

Owen Jones, the writer of this piece writes on quite a lot of subjects, but is at present involved with the Lambo Kit Car. If you would like to know more or check out some great offers, please go to our website at Lambo Kit Car.

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