Sunday 08 November 2009
The Lancia Fulvia is an Italian car introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 by Lancia. It was produced by that company, and later by FIAT, through 1976. Fulvias are notable for their role in automobile racing history, including winning the International Rally Championship in 1972. On testing it in 1967, Road & Track summed up the Fulvia as "a precision motorcar, an engineering tour de force". The following versions of Fulvia Sport were available:
- Sport - a 2-seat Zagato rebody of Coupe with aluminium bodyshell and 1216 cc engine.
- Sport 1.3 - An updated Sport with 1298 cc (818.302) engine producing 87 hp (65 kW) at 6000 rpm. Early versions still have all aluminium bodyshells (700 were produced with both 1216 cc & 1298 cc engines), but later ones were fitted with steel bodyshells with an aluminium bonnet and doors.
- Sport 1.3s - An updated Sport 1.3 with 1298 cc (818.303) engine producing 92 hp (69 kW) at 6000 rpm. These sports were normally fitted with brake servos.
- Sport 1.3s 2nd series - An updated Sport 1.3 with 5 speed gearbox. Very early versions of these Series 2 cars were fitted with Series 1 'type' bodyshells with a separate spare wheel hatch and smaller rear lights and aluminium bonnet and doors. Later versions has all steel bodyshells and no spare wheel hatch and larger rear lights.
- Sport 1600 - An updated Sport with 1584 cc engine producing 115 hp (86 kW). This version had electric front windows and was the fastest production Fulvia produced, with a top speed of 118 mph (190 km/h).
- engine: V4
- capacity: 1298 cc
- horsepower: 92 HP
- gearbox: 5+1
- top speed: 185 km/h