Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2013 , 07:03:25 byIulia

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Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia


If we think about it, we have to admit that the Italians have the richest tradition in the world when it comes to manufacturing affordable coupes. Between the 1990s and the 2000s we all know the Fiat Group was not doing very well in terms of finances, but despite all that, the Italian coupe developed through the Fiat Coupe and Alfa Romeo GTV. The two were capable of offering incredible Italian style and decent performance for its price, but during all this time, Lancia had no sports coupe in its lineup except the Kappa Coupe, but this was not really a sports car, so it does not count. Back in 2003, during the Frankfurt Auto Show, Lancia revealed the Fulvia Coupe concept that was meant to revive the name plant that designated a very successful coupe built in 140.000 between 1965 and 1976 with a retro style. In terms of dimensions, the Fulvia Coupe show car was identical to those of its predecessor. The concept had 2-seat layout and a retro-styled dashboard. In fact, the 2003 Fulvia Coupe was more than a styling test, but it actually looked like a pre-production prototype.



The model received power from a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engine capable of generating 138 horsepower which enabled the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 213 km/h. The model is capable of obtaining a fuel consumption of 7.3 liters /100 km. to improve handling the engineers have provided a McPherson front suspension layout with telescopic struts, coaxial coil springs and lower wishbones and a rear suspension with longitudinal arms. It did not reach production as it was based on a rather old Mk2 Punto platform. Maybe Lancial would have been so much different it Fulvia would have been produced, or maybe not.



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Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia image Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia image
Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia image Lancia was revealed thanks to the 2003 Fulvia image