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Lancia Beta Montecarlo

Lancia (Beta) Montecarlo
EngineIn-line 4-cylinder
Displacement bore * stroke1995 cm³ (84,0 mm * 90,0 mm)
Engine controldohc (toothed belt)
Valves2 per cylinder
Mixture preparationDouble downdraft carburetor
Torque165 Nm at 3500 rpm, 171 Nm at 3400 rpm (Series 2)
Performance88 kW (120 HP) at 6000 rpm
TransmissionFive-speed, manual
Drive trainMidsized engine, transversal
Wheelbase2300 mm
Front suspensionMcPherson strut
Rear suspensionStrut wishbone
Bremsen f/rDiscs
Tyres185/70 HR 13 (5,5"), 185/65 HR 14 (Series 2)
BodyTwo-door, 2 seats
Length3813 mm
Width1702 mm
Height1190 mm
Payload190 kg incl. driver
Tank capacity59 liters
Kerb weight1040 kg + driver
Manufactured1975-78, 1980/81 (Series 2)
Top speedMore than 190 km/h
Electric system12 V/45 Ah/ 660 W

Designation in USA: Scorpion

Lancia belongs to Fiat since 1969. Contrary to the fears of many critics, the parent company has prevailed modest reforms. The Lancia Montecarlo probably is one of the farthest constructs. The last name build on significant racing successes of Lancia and not of Fiat.

Even if the engine suspiciously resemble a Fiat, it is probably the further development of a Lampredi power train. Taking it in history it has given so many very different Lancia power units that you could claim this from almost every new one.

The body, which really comes of Fiat as an idea with the designation X1/20, but is ultimately originated at Pininfarina, including substructure. As in several other designs of the time, the original front transverse engine has been relocated to the rear. Presumably, the distributor has also been changed, because it can be impossible has been installed like this up front.

The (Beta) Monte Carlo considers itself as one of the more powerful mid-mounted engines. In contrast to the others, it has no second rear luggage compartment. Here one finds only the spare wheel and otherwise there is some emptiness, but it benefits the sometimes criticized accessibility at front mounting, at least from behind. Front is now more room, of course. Inside there are consistently only two seats.After all, in this way the luggage will be not too warm. The air resistance is perhaps somewhat suboptimal or the gear ratio, because at 88 kW (120 PS) should actually be achieved 200 km/h. Characteristic is the hood, to open to the side. The car is also available with roller roof disappearing under the Targa frame.

From the outside, Pininfarina has made an effort to move closer to the Beta family. The front could have easily also an engine compartment. This is in almost all mid-engine sports cars differently (see below). But as a special feature rather attracts attention the up to the rear end drawn side panels of the roll bar.

Similar Fiat X 1/9, VW-Porsche 914 und Matra Bagheera

The category 'period of construction' has two time zones and thus a production at Pininfarina set at times after the first series of nearly four thousand vehicles (well half coupés). From series 2 are produced then again more than 1500. They have a higher compression ratio with 9.35: 1, thus a higher torque, larger brakes and rear side windows. 02/14

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