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Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo has been a part of Fiat SpA since 1986. The company was originally known as ALFA, which is a contraction for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company). Before being bought by Fiat, Alfa Romeo always had a daring commercial policy, constantly experimenting with new solutions and using them in its series production, even at the risk of losing market share. Alfa often used controversial and unorthodox styling too, which often challenged assumptions about styling. The last stages of Alfa Romeo’s history are on today’s roads. Starting with the 5-door version of the Alfa 147, which offers greater versatility and easier access. In 2004, the stars have been Alfa’s two latest models: the plucky Alfa GT and the quintessential sports car, the Alfa Crosswagon Q4.

Website: Alfa Romeo

Birel

Birel Birel S.p.A. is the parent company of a number of organizations, either directly or indirectly controlled and operating with specific roles in the world karting market. Birel S.p.A. produces kart chassis and accessories, and handles design, research and development, marketing and sales activities. It employs about 60 people within a modern and dynamic company structure. Oscar Sala is the Company President, assisted by his son Ronni, the Vice-President. Different departments with specific competencies handle company management and operations and are each headed by a manager.

Website: Birel

CRG

CRG C.R.G., nowadays company leader for the manufacturing and marketing of chassis and spare parts for karts, was founded in 1986 thanks to the experience of its promoting partners, matured starting from the seventies in the company KaliKart. C.R.G. is a real factory of champions: this is evidence of the great number of drivers who passed from the karting to the Formula 1, thanks to their characteristic qualities. Champions as: Michael Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Raikkonen, Fisichella, Heidfeld, Liuzzi, Nico Rosberg, Kubica...all of them have raced on C.R.G. chassis.

Website: CRG

Ferrari

Ferrari Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer, founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street legal vehicles in 1946 as Ferrari S.p.A.. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has largely enjoyed great success, especially during the 1950s, 1960s, late 1990s, and 2000s. Notable Ferrari drivers include Tazio Nuvolari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Luigi Chinetti, Alberto Ascari, Wolfgang von Trips, Phil Hill, Olivier Gendebien, Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, John Surtees, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Niki Lauda, Carlos Reutemann, Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi, Michele Alboreto, Gerhard Berger, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.

Website: Ferrari

FIAT

FIAT Fiat is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, with a range of cars including the Fiat Panda, Punto, Stilo, Idea, Croma, Ulysse and Doblò. Car companies are run by Fiat Auto and Ferrari. Today Fiat Auto runs well known firms like Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Autobianchi, Innocenti, Abarth, Fiat, and Maserati. Ferrari is owned by the Fiat Group, but is run autonomously. Light automobile sales accounted for 46.8% of total revenues during fiscal 2004 (3.2% of which is from Ferrari). Fiat cars are constructed all around the world; in Italy, Poland, Brazil and Argentina. Joint Venture productions in France, Turkey, Egypt South Africa, India and China.

Website: FIAT

Lamborghini

Lamborghini Automobili-Lamborghini S.p.A., commonly referred to as Lamborghini, is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Audi AG. It is a manufacturer of high performance sports cars based in the small Italian village of Sant'Agata Bolognese, near Bologna. The company was founded in 1963 by businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini who owned a successful tractor factory, Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A. Lamborghini's cars are among the most powerful, expensive and exclusive serial-manufactured cars on the road today. Lamborghini's various models have different exclusive features, such as carbon fiber construction, high-tech V10 engines, and styling penciled by such names as Franco Scaglione, Touring of Milan, Zagato, Mario Marazzi, Bertone, ItalDesign and Marcello Gandini.

Website: Lamborghini

Lancia

Lancia Lancia is an automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat group in 1969. The company has a long history of producing distinctive cars and also has a strong rally heritage. Modern Lancias are renowned for presenting a more luxurious alternative to the models in the Fiat range upon which they are based. Lancia is famous for many automotive innovations. These include the first full-production V6 engine and earlier experiments with V8 and V12 engine configurations. Lancia has been very successful in motorsport over the years, mostly in the arena of rallying where, in the World Rally Championship, they remain the most statistically successful marque, winning constructors' titles with the Fulvia, Stratos, 037 and Delta models.

Website: Lancia

Maserati

Maserati Maserati is a famous manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars, established in 1914 in Bologna. Today, Maserati is owned directly by the Italian car giant Fiat, after having been a part of Ferrari for some years. One of the most vital ingredients in Maserati’s achievement of excellence is its working relationship with Ferrari in Maranello where the new Maserati V8 engines are built and the bodyshells are painted using techniques exclusive to the Maranello marque. All Maserati’s models, in fact, benefit from the extraordinary paint quality that has made Ferrari’s finish an industry reference point.Maseratis are once again being sold in the lucrative United States market, and the company has also re-entered the racing arena with their Trofeo and, in December 2003, the Maserati MC12 (formerly known as the MCC), which took part in select GT races in 2004. The MC12 is based on the Enzo Ferrari supercar.

Website: Maserati


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