Articles tagged Fiat Group

Page 79 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, July 1976

The Lancia Stratos V6

An almost civilised competition car comes to terms with the public road Missing the chance to drive our original Ferrari Dino V6 test car, I had determined that Lancia's lightweight twist to the 2.4-litre Dino theme would not escape my attentions. Those who have driven both cars, and there are few within our shores as only five such Lancias are known to exist in England, confirm my opinion that...

Page 4 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1992

The month in MOTOR SPORT

Nov 8: Alister McRae, son of Jimmy and younger brother of Colin, is surprise winner of the Shell Rally Scholarship. His prize is a full British Rally Championship season in a Ford Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 sponsored by the oil giant. His programme will also include a couple of overseas events. Nov 9: Wisbech Stadium hosts its last-ever meeting. Danny Semrau wins the saloon stock car race which signs...

Page 90 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, December 1978

Road Impressions -- Lancia Gamma Berlina and Gran Turismo

  Good in parts, particularly chassis behaviour, but lacking refinement The Lancia Gamma not only takes back Lancia into the prestige car market for the first time since the Flaminia, it also represents the current pinnacle of quality for the whole of the Fiat Group, discounting the specialised Ferrari arm. As such it takes over from the Fiat 130 saloon and coupé. Although production figures will...

Page 62 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, March 1983

Monte-Carlo Rally

Yorkshiremen would liken it to apple pie without the cheese, Welshmen to the Llanelli rugby posts without their sospan cappings, whilst Scots would probably mutter darkly about kilts without their sporrans. The latter are essential parts of the former. Separated, they become meaningless, and many will consider this to have been the fate of January's Monte-Carlo Rally, its essence destroyed by the...

Page 60 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 2011

“We might seem super-aggressive and ambitious… Well, we are”

Lotus has always aimed high – and so do the men behind its latest motor sport and road car plansBy Ed Foster When it was announced that Lotus had bought into the Renault Grand Prix team in December 2010 I was quite surprised. Not because there were already two Lotus cars on the grid, but because when I went to Hethel last November I asked Lotus CEO, Dany Bahar, whether the company’s entries into...

Page 35 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1984

Audi v Lancia

The Rally Manufacturers in conflict If nothing else the 1983 World Rally Championship helped disprove two myths. The first, that Germans are without exception coldly and clinically efficient. The second, that Italians are always in turmoil, always having a crisis. The championship just past would, however, seem to indicate that there had been a complete role reversal. For those brought up on...

Page 67 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, October 2004

The 50 greatest partnerships

It can be a selfish sport. yet its impossible to succeed without the support of others. We felt it was time to select the most dynamic of duos. And the nominations are... 50: Ma & Pa Moss For procreating the best all-round racing driver and finest female competition driver of all time — Stirling and Pat, that is. Greatest achievement: See above 49: Dale Earnhardt & Richard Childress `...

Page 54 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, April 1985

Lancia Stratos

I was quite frankly relieved to climb out of Alex Moore's Lancia Stratos — my shoulders were stiff, my gear-changing arm ached, and my fingers were numb with the pummelling through the steering wheel. And I was hooked. As soon as I had straightened up, an intense compulsion to leap into it again gripped me — to subject the ears to that blood-curdling wail, the body to that powerboat buffeting,...

Page 6 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 1989

Peking adventures

One of the most famous journeys ever made by motor-car, the 1907 Peking to Paris race, is to be commemorated using the same 24hp Itala. The 10,000-mile feat by Prince Borghese and his chauffeur Guizzardi was recorded by Luigi Barzini, the journalist who accompanied them, and his story still makes compelling reading. Now the car, displayed at the Turin Automobile Museum, has been rebuilt in Fiat's...

Page 63 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1977

Road Test

The Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo Spider Mid-engine style with acceptable practicality, excellent handling and roadholding, but suspect brakes. If the days of the sports car looked numbered in recent years, the Fiat group has done more than any other company to rejuvenate the image by producing a remarkably stylish, yet practical, range of mid-engine sports cars. The recent introduction of the Lancia...

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