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
SALITA VINCI-SANBARONTO2007 GIORGI X1/9
PRIMA MANCHE GIORGI SU X1/9 ULTIMA GARA STAGIONE 2007 VALIDO PER CAMPIONATO
VERSILIA MOTOR SPORT E TROFEO MACOTA ORGANIZZATO DAL TEAM GIACOMELLI. PER
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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:
Agostino Fallara - Camera-Car slalom Baitoni-Bondone 2009
Straordinaria prestazione del pilota di Reggio Calabria Agostino Fallara,
il quale è qui ripreso nel corso della seconda manche allo slalom
Baitoni-Bondone del 19 luglio scorso. In quella gara con la sua Fiat 127 si
è piazzato al primo posto nella classe S1300. Tuttavia la sua prestazione
è stata danneggiata dall'abattimento di un birillo, altrimenti il tempo
sarebbe stato di soli 3 secondi superiore a quello delle macchine 2000.
Incredibile, Agostino è salito letteralmente come un indemoniato. Speriamo
continui sempre così.