It’s hard to talk about Italy without talking about their cars. Italy, as a nation, enjoys a reputation globally for their cars. So, what makes Italian cars stand out from the rest? Well, there are three things. Italian cars are European, European cars have standards, and Italian cars are also fast and have a striking appearance. The Italian Motor industry started in 1884 when a man known as "Enrico Bernardi" handcrafted a tricycle car that ran on petrol, and by 1896, the first Italian car, Fiat, was produced. Italy is currently one of the top 5 automobile manufacturers in the world, with Fiat dominating the motoring industry with a little bit over 90% of the overall production.
Italy is popular all over the world because of its automobile industry and for world-class cars like the Lamborghini, the Ferrari, the Lancia, and the Alfa Romeo. While Italian vehicle production only began in the 19th century, today, Italian cars can be found in roads all over the world. The best of Italy’s cars are always high among the best cars in the world. According to a study done by Forbes, Italy made models that take up most of the world’s top 10 most expensive cars. Here are 25 Italian Cars that will make you forget your mistress.
25 Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a fun sports car, and in case you want to take it a notch higher, you can go for the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers great handling, awesome power, and razor-sharp steering on sharp corners, along with perfect driver engagement. This car packs a 2.9-liter V6 together with a twin turbo and aluminum construction that the manufacturer derived from Ferrari. The Alfa Romeo Giulia produces 505 horsepower, making it one of the fastest cars to come out of Italy. Well, in case you're looking to buy this baby, your driving days have just gotten better.
24 Fiat 500 Abarth
If you're looking for something to keep you off the Mistress, then it has to be a Fiat 500 Abarth. The Fiat 500 Abarth might sell slowly in the US, but it’s one of the best choices of cars you can get if you really want to have an Italian Car experience without breaking the bank. This car produces 160 hp with its four-cylinder engine. While the Abarth isn’t as agile or fast as an Alfa Romeo Giulia, it’s definitely feisty. Some of the few perks this tiny beast from Italy has includes an addictive exhaust and a slammed suspension.
23 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
If you can drive an SUV that happens to be on the top-ten list of Italian sports cars, then the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio offers a sublime driving experience along with striking looks and the most powerful base engine of its class. Its base 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is more than enough to give this car the punch it needs to cruise past everyone on the highway. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is basically a Giulia in a crossover SUV body, something worth appreciating. It's fast, with great suspension and drivability. If you're looking for an Italian SUV, this is it.
22 Fiat 124 Spider
This car proves that the vehicle manufacturer can produce thrilling sports cars. This model is, however, a successor of another great Italian car, the classic 124 spider of years past. Fiat had to partner with Mazda to come up with this amazing car. In fact, it’s believed that Mazda used the Mx-5 underpinnings with a few exceptions for this car. The Fiat 124 is a 1.4-liter Turbocharged sports car. This car has plenty of midrange torque that makes this car a bit intimidating on the race track. If you're looking for a little fun on a track day, this is the car to drive.
21 Maserati Quattroporte
If you're looking for true sports car muscle, then you need to look for it in the Maserati Quattroporte. "Quattroporte" in Italian means "four doors," meaning that this car has four doors and four functional seats. There's no doubt that the Maserati Quattroporte has flair and style. The interior is lined with high-end leather with an 8.4-inch display console on the dash. When buying this car, you can choose from a variety of two engines, the 3-liter V6 that produces 404 hp or the 3.8-liter V8 that produces 525 hp. The Maserati Quattroporte accelerates from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds.
20 Ferrari 488 Spider
The Ferrari 488 Spider is the convertible version of the famous 488 GTB that appeals to a slightly different audience. In the past, these two versions varied widely, but now, they're almost identical, except the GTB has a roof, while the 488 is a convertible. Ferrari almost got a different suspension but soon learned that the 488GTB also worked well for this version. This can takes 3 seconds accelerating from 0-60. You can never go wrong with a Ferrari; the 488 will definitely break a few necks on the streets.
19 Ferrari California T
Compared to the previous version, the F40, the California T is generally relaxed and tame. While this car might be the least exhilarating on this list, it beats some of the vehicles on this list hands down. The California T packs a 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces about 522 hp and works with a seven-speed dual-automatic clutch system. Once you get behind this baby, you'll start to appreciate the manufacturer more. The Ferrari California is an agile, quick vehicle. You definitely won't need your mistress after buying this.
18 B Engineering Edonis
You probably haven’t heard of the Edonis, let alone seen one, but this car definitely earns a spot on this list. A lot of car enthusiasts feel the Edonis is a Bugatti EB 11o extension. Even so, the only thing that this car shares with its predecessor is the carbon-fiber chassis. The Edonis has an angular design with finer lines and curves that are waiting to break necks as soon as you pass by. The Edonis engine is an updated version compared to the EB11; it’s a 3.7-liter. The Edonis is lighter, which allows for enhanced handling and performance.
17 Maserati Ghibli
In case you want to feel true power and control in a supercar, then you need to try out the Maserati Ghibli. While it costs a fortune to purchase, it definitely responds better than your mistress. The Ghibli is a rear-wheel-drive car that produces 345 hp in its base model. 345 hp too little for you? Maybe you need to try out the Ghibli S Q4, an all-wheel version of the same that produces 404 hp. It packs a 3-liter V6 engine. The car also has an eight-speed ZF transmission system.
16 Maserati Levante
The Maserati Levante is proof enough that Italian cars can come as SUVs and not only as two-door coupes. The Levante excels on the highway as well as off the road; it also has enough power to hold down a couple of cars on this list. The Maserati Levante is, in fact, the fastest car in its class. This car was also designed with a Q4 AWD system as well as a torque-vectoring system. The Maserati Levante uses an eight-speed gearbox that produces 424 hp from a V6 turbocharged engine. It'll take 4.5 seconds to get to 124 mph.
15 Ferrari 488GTB
The Ferrari 488GTB is just one of but a few models that come from Ferrari; however, it’s easily a segment leader in its tier of cars. The Ferrari 488GTB has a 3.9-liter twin turbo engine that produces an impressive 661 hp. It also has a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission system. The GTB is your typical coupe with a closed roof; the convertible option is the Ferrari 488. The Ferrari 488GTB can accelerate from 0-60 in 3 seconds; it'll take 8 seconds to go from 0-124. The Ferrari 488GTB is a supercar in a class of its own. It better be red!
14 Maserati Gran Turismo
Well, if you're having a hard time with the mistress and you have a few million in your bank, then why not get a Maserati Gran Turismo? If you're looking for a thrill ride, then you just found one. The Maserati packs a powerful v8 engine that was built by Ferrari. Getting behind the wheel will make you appreciate its steering flexibility as well as its luxurious interior. The Ferrari under the Maserati produces about 450 hp that's propelled by a six-speed transmission. This car can do 0-60 in about 4.7 seconds, making it one of the slower cars on this list.
13 Ferrari 812 Superfast
Well, not all can afford the Ferrari 812 Superfast, but it definitely lives up to its name. This curvy coupe produces 789 hp with a 6.5-liter V12 powertrain. The car is fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system. The manufacturers in Italy made sure the Ferrari 812 Superfast had an aerodynamic body to increase its performance. The Superfast is the F12 berlinetta’s replacement, which sadly had 59 horsepower less and made the Ferrari Superfast a decided improvement. The improvement that Ferrari achieved on the 812 Superfast is about 75% unique, creating 530 pound-feet of peak torque. The Ferrari Superfast has an amazing acceleration; it takes it 2.8 to go from 0-60.
12 Ferrari F12tdf
It’s very unlikely that most people would get the chance to be behind the wheel of this extremely powerful supercar, and in case an opportunity arises, most people wouldn’t waste that chance. The Ferrari F12tdf is actually a hypercar and not necessarily a sports car. This means, if you're looking for a fast Italian car, then this is one of the very few you can ever find. What’s surprising about this hypercar is that it works with its rear wheels exclusively, creating an unbelievable amount of hp close to 770hp. This translates to this Italian-made hypercar needing only 2.8 seconds to get to 62mph.
11 Lamborghini Huracan
This supercar has everything you're looking for in an Italian car. The Lamborghini Huracan features an elegant design that has a luxurious cockpit, which reminds you of a stealth fighter. The Huracan packs a V10 powertrain. A sad fact about this car is that you only need to use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system that's only available in automatic for this model. It’s a rear-wheel drive that generates close to 571 hp or 602 with all-wheel drive. If you're looking for something that's more in sync with nature, you can go for the Spyder version, which is a convertible.
10 Mazzanti Evantra
This supercar hails from small manufacturers famous for building coaches. You'll probably never get the chance to own or drive the Evantra, but it’s a worthy car if you're planning to take your mind off of the mistress. This car was tailor-made, and only five models of it were produced. Each of the five cars produced was individually designed, with only one model produced each year. The Mazzanti Evantra is the definition of a true sports car producing 715 hp and weighing just a bit over 1,300 kilograms. The Mazzanti is sporty but comfortable, making it drivable on a daily basis.
9 Ferrari GTC4Lusso
If you think this is your average sports car, you're wrong. The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is, in fact, a supercar, and while you'll have to break the bank to own it, it’s worth every dollar. This car packs a 6.3-liter V12 engine that generates 680 hp at eight rpm; this delivers all the thrill you're looking for. Like many of the Ferraris compiled on this list, you could control this car with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. When cruising on the race track, you could easily take the Ferrari GTC4Lusso to a top speed of 208 mph, and you'll only need 3.4 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph.
8 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T
In case you couldn’t have enough of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, then you've got to check out the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T. Nothing will get your mind off of a nagging mistress than this supercar. So, what makes these two models different? Well, that will have to be their engines. The T actually stands for "Turbocharged." The Lusso T is much cheaper, too. While the Lusso T might have a turbocharged engine, it’s much slower than the GTC4Lusso. However, this V8 still produces 603 hp plus 560 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough for a sports car.
7 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
While the 124 spider already cuts this list, the most impressive version of this car is the Abarth. This version of the car delivers what you're looking for in a sports car without you having to break the bank. This car clearly has some inspiration from the Stradale versions of the Abarth Vehicles from way back in the '70s. However, the most important thing about this car is that it has more power than the regular 124 Spider. Meaning, you get an extra 10 hp for the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder stroker. To add to the performance, the Abarth version has a Monza exhaust system that has quad outlets, which sound amazing.
6 Alfa Romeo 4C
This is an Italian Sports car that most people would rather not choose as a daily driver unless they're the type of drivers who love raw performance from their car all day, every day. This car has a 1.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates about 237 hp together with 258 feet of torque. While these look like your average car specs, this car has the ability to reach 0-60 in about 4 seconds. This impressive performance is due to the car's light weight. It's also dangerously easy to sling this tiny beast around sharp corners. Nothing takes your mind off of your mistress like a little angry devil car.
5 Mazzanti Evantra millecavalli
If you thought the Mazzanti Evantra was too much of a supercar, then you need to check out the Mazzanti Evantra millecavalli. This supercar takes it to the next level. The millecavalli packs a 7.2-liter v8 turbocharged engine that generates 1,000 hp. Clearly, this is more power than you can ever need. It also has a rear-wheel-drive system and a 6-speed sequential gearbox that helps this car accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. If you take this baby out on track day, there's no way you won’t hit speeds close to 250 mph.
4 Ferrari LaFerrari
This car stands out from any other supercar on this list, and it's one of the reasons it's more likely to get your mind off of your mistress. What will surprise you is that this car is actually a hybrid. While most supercars are purely gas engines, the Ferrari LaFerrari proves that this feature is no longer necessary. The car packs a V12 engine that produces about 789 horsepower with its electric motor - that's 161 more horsepower under the hood. That said, the Ferrari LaFerrari can accelerate like any other sports car and still uses less fuel.
3 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
This car is very similar to the normal La Ferrari. The difference is that the Aperta is a convertible. This car has made quite the impression ever since it was first showcased in the 2013 Geneva motor show. If you're looking for exclusivity, then this is the car to go for since only 499 units of the Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta were produced. If you're looking for this car, you have to have $1.7M, which makes this car one of the most expensive in addition to being extremely hard to find. This car packs a 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 963 hp. Needless to say, the Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta is a fast car.
2 Lamborghini Aventador
If there's one car that will give you a full-body thrill, it’s the Lamborghini Aventador. This car is a true Italian sports car. It's no doubt a powerful supercar, and it makes sure that everyone knows it. The car has a 6.5-liter V12 powerhouse that delivers 730 hp and works with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. If you thought that was enough power, the Aventador produces 740 hp, and it'll take it only 2.6 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. This car is a crowd puller, and in case you're looking for something with an authentic Italian feel, this is your car.
1 Pagani Huayra Roadster
If you're looking for a supercar with a drop top and extreme power, this is your best bet. This car produces a whopping 754 hp. By all standards, if you're looking for the best Italian car, this is it. When compared to the coupe version, this car has the same V12 engine from Mercedes AMG that has a twin turbo, although it’s much lighter in weight. This is a very exclusive car and has only been built for 100 clients so far. So, what makes this car so fierce? Well, to begin with, the V12 was revised in this car to ensure that you get an immediate throttle response. If you're looking for the best Italian experience, this is your best bet.