Top 5 ( + 1) Lancia
What's the best Lancia ever made? A top five!
The brand Lancia nowadays recall some not particularly good looking car and a ton of jokes about rust. A shame actually because this Italian brand, now part of Fiat Chrysler group, got us a bunch of beautiful and amazing cars in the past.
Let's find out the best ones (In my opinion obviously) in this nostalgic drive through the older models.
1949 Lancia Aprilia photo credits - http://carwallpaperszhd.tk
The Aprilia (1937 - 1949 ) designed by Pininfarina it's one of the first car developed using wind tunnel. This large family car achieved a low drag record of 0.47, also its beautifully classic shape definitely worth it a place in the top 5.
1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT series 2 photo credits - RM Sotheby's
First Lancia fitted with the first series-production V6 engine, the Aurelia was produced to 1950 until 1958. In 1952 Mille Miglia the Aurelia gained a second place, beaten only by a Ferrari America, it also achieved in the same years good results at Le Mans and in endurance race Targa Florio.
3) 2000 Coupè
Photo credits- http://www.garage8.it
The 2000 shared the same central body and interiors of the Flavia but fitted with a more powerful engine and designed by Pininfarina in a more modern shape typical of the seventies. This car considered the last true Lancia, was produced from 1971 until 1974, before Fiat took over the company. Unlike its successor the 2000 didn't suffered of rust problems, characterized by a good handling and a comfort driving due to power steer, its basically Lancia's swansong.
2) FULVIA HF 1.6
Lancia Fulvia HF 1.600 - Photo credits : pyntofmyld - Lancia Fulvia, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41071492
With its indipendent suspension and its V4 engine, The Fulvia won 1972 edition of the International rally Championship for manufacturers and many editions of the Italian rally championship. This nifty and agile car achieved exceptional results in rally through the years until it was replaced by...the Stratos.
1) STRATOS HF Stradale
Photo credits - https://www.motor1.com/
The Stratos HF (High Fidelity) stradale, designed by Marcello Gandini, the same designer of the Lamborghini Countach, were produced to 1973 until 1978, sharp, aggressive, fast, winner of many rally championship, the Stratos deserve to be at the top without dubs.
+1) Rally 037
Lancia Rally 037 photo credits - https://www.quartamarcia.it
This is a plus one, the 037 worth to be mentioned and if you don't know why, just watch episode 7 of season two of The Grand Tour on Amazon prime video, cause I really can't explain it better than Jeremy Clarkson did in is tale about the battle between this car and the Audi A4
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