Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Classic Italian scooter maker Vespa just unveiled its newest and most powerful model at the New York Motorcycle Show. The sporty GTS 300 Super (above) can hit speeds of up to 80 mph, and gets about 70 miles to the gallon. Available in either black or white, the new Vespa (which means "wasp" in Italian) will sell for $6,199 beginning in March. Along with a souped-up engine and extra large wheels, the GTS 300 Super features sporty touches like a side grill on the rear engine panel, a red spring on the front shock, two-tone alloy rims, a black-rimmed headlight and chrome air intake. Vespa, founded in 1946, has featured in many stylish films from Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita to Quadrophenia.