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Fiat X1/9 Dallara

The Fiat X1/9 Dallara by Bertone.

Vehicle Overview

The Fiat X1/9 Dallara was Fiat’s ambitious foray into the competitive world of Group 5 (Silhouette) racing in the World Sportscar Championships. Designed by the renowned engineer Gian Paolo Dallara, the X1/9 Dallara was based on the existing X1/9 model, chosen for its promising design and cost-effective engineering, with the potential to deliver impressive racing performance. Dallara, leveraging his extensive experience in automotive engineering, made strategic modifications to the X1/9 to enhance its racing capabilities. The car retained the original layout but featured significant upgrades to the suspension and engine. The heart of the X1/9 Dallara was a four-cylinder, 16-valve engine producing 192 horsepower from its 1289 cc displacement. This potent engine, combined with the car’s lightweight design, provided a formidable performance on the track. The body design of the X1/9 Dallara was visually striking, emphasizing its sporty nature and racing pedigree. Enhancements included aerodynamic modifications to improve downforce and stability at high speeds. Inside, the car featured a new safety innovation: upholstery made from F.P.T., the same fire-retardant material used in Formula 1 drivers’ suits, ensuring added safety for the driver. The Fiat X1/9 Dallara made its public debut at the 1975 Paris Motor Show, sharing the stage with other iconic cars such as the Lamborghini Bravo, the Dino 308 GT4, the Lancia Stratos and the standard Fiat X1/9. This introduction highlighted Fiat’s commitment to innovation and performance in the racing arena, showcasing the X1/9 Dallara as a testament to the brand’s engineering prowess and competitive spirit.

fiat x1/9 Dallara bertone

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