1987 Bertone/Fiat X1/9.
The replacement for the tiny but beautiful Fiat 850 Spider began production
in 1972. Spurred by the entry of the mid engine VW/Porsche 914, Fiat took
the engine and drive train of the Fiat 128 sedan mounted it mid ship and
created an affordable and fun Targa top great handling light weight sports
Based on a show car concept of the Autobianchi Runabout. Designed by
Marcello Gandini of Bertone and was shown at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. The
car featured a mid-mounted Fiat 128 engine and gearbox. The wedge shape
design took many styling cues from contemporary power-boat designs. And the
distinctive head lamps were mounted on the roll over bar. The prototype was
a serious proposal at the time and became the bases of the Fiat X1/9.
Designed from the onset with US future safety rules in mind the car was an
instant success in spite of Fiat's spotty reliability record. Priced right
and economical to operate some 140,000 were built by Fiat and the last
20,000 by Bertone.
US Sales of X1/9s
The X1/9 underwent three generations in the USA: 1974 cars, 1975-78 cars,
and 1979-87 cars.
1974 USA examples aligned closely with worldwide models, including small
bumpers, 1290cc engine, and 4-speed transmission.
1975-78 USA cars were unique to the US market with "ladder-style" impact
absorbing bumpers front and rear. To meet USA evaporative and Exhaust emission standards, X1/9's were fitted
with Exhaust gas recirculation valves,
air pumps and an activated charcoal system. These cars were rated at 63HP.
In 1979 USA cars received an increase in displacement to 1498cc and a
5-speed transmission. 1979 USA cars retained the previous emission
controls. Model years 1980 and 1981 saw a transition from carburetion to
Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, with the changeover coming in 1980 for
cars sold in California and a gradual changeover for "federal" cars from
late 1980 to 1981 model years. The combination of Fuel Injection (FI), a
catalytic converter and unleaded gasoline allowed these cars to meet
California and later federal emission standards. FI cars were rated at
In 1979 USA X1/9s also received both exterior and interior revisions
including integrated bumpers front and rear, as well as a new front grille
and airdam. The instrument panel and dash redesign moved the heating and
ventilation controls from the center console up to the main dash, relocated
the radio into the center dash area, moved the fuse panel from the area
above the driver's left knee to the area above the passenger's footwell
where the glovebox was, and moved the glovebox atop the dash.
During 1982, Fiat ended its presence in the USA. Fiat turned over marketing
and support of the X1/9 to International Automobile Importers, Inc., headed
up by Malcolm Bricklin, and turned over full production duties to Bertone.
1983 was a transition year for the orphaned X1/9, which thereafter was sold
as the "Bertone X1/9." IAI and Bertone continued to update the X1/9, such
as providing rust protection, revised seating to accommodate taller
drivers, and a modernized electrical system for 1984 models.
US sales of the X1/9 took a nose dive in the final few years, and 1987 was
the last year that IAI imported X1/9s to the USA.
1981 Fiat X1/9
In this episode, we take a look at the 1981 Fiat X1/9, a classic Italian
sports car that satisfies one's thirst for the retro. Watch in HD!
Created by Rizan "Rizzle" Aziman
Shot and Edited by Matthew Palanca
Music: "A Real Hero" by College ft. Electric Youth
Fiat bertone X1/9
Just some ideas i have for this car.
And maby it bring others on some ideas, so i share them.
Fiat X1/9 1979 compilation
Fiat X1/9 1500 de 1979, petit montage de moments sympas:
-Test sur autoroute allemande
-Ballades dans les Vosges
-Test nouvelle sono avec frangin et nièce
-Sortie Fiat X1/9 Alsace 2010
-Sortie Rallye de France Alsace 2010
Insane Dallara Icsunonove X1/9 LAUNCHES + racing!!
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In the video you can see modified Dallara Icsunonove start up, some
details, flyby, downshifts, launch and accelerations while racing on the
track. The race was during the event called Corse Challenge 2012 at the
Modena racetrack. Watch how to push to the limit this crazy supercar!!
The blue one has an Alfa Romeo 155 d2 engine, while the white one has a
Fiat-Dallara 16v engine.
See the pictures of the event here:
Nel video potete vedere delle Dallara Icsunonove modificate, l'accensione
del motore, alcuni dettagli della vettura, la partenza, le scalate,
accelerazioni, passaggi ad alta velocità e le gare in pista. L'evento era
le Corse Challenge 2012 all'Autodromo di Modena. Guardate come viene spinta
al limite questa supercar pazzesca!
La blu ha il motore Alfa Romeo 155 d2, mentre quella bianca ha motore
Trovate tutte le foto dell'evento qui:
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Alfa Romeo Carabo - Dream Cars
Displacement cu in (cc): 121 (1.995)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 230 (172) / 8800
Max Torque Speed Nm:
Redline at RPM:
Top Speed mph (km/h): 155 (250)
0 -- 62.1 mph: 6,5''
Fiat X1/9 on Lobethal Road - Best Driving Roads 06 - Christmas Special
It's that time of year again - Christmas is upon us! For this special
episode of Best Driving Roads, we take a mid-engined Italian sports car on
one of the best roads through the Adelaide hills on a quest to find the
little town of Lobethal to enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights show!
Special thanks to Andrew and http://www.anygivenreason.com
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ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL V8 1972 - Test Drive - Probefahrt - Prueba de manejo - Giro di prova
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The Alfa Romeo Montreal was introduced as a concept car in 1967 at Expo 67,
held in Montreal, Canada. Originally, the concept cars were displayed
without any model name, but the public took to calling it The Montreal.
It was a 2+2 coupe using the 1600 cc engine of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti and
the chassis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT, with a body designed by
Marcello Gandini at Bertone. One of the two concept cars built for Expo 67
is displayed in the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum in Arese, Italy, while the
other is in museum storage