Lancia Sibilo

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Lancia Sibilo
1978 Bertone Lancia Sibilo.jpg
The Lancia Sibilo at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Overview
TypeConcept car
ManufacturerLancia
Production1978
1 built
DesignerMarcello Gandini at Bertone
Body and chassis
LayoutTransverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
RelatedLancia Stratos
Powertrain
Engine2.4 L (2,418 cc (148 cu in)) Dino V6
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,280 mm (89.8 in)

The Lancia Sibilo is a 1978 concept car designed and built by Bertone, and based on the production Lancia Stratos, but 4 inches longer.

The car's main characteristics were its sharp, aerodynamic lines and polycarbonate windows. Like other Bertone concepts of the time, the body is made from hand beaten steel. A small circular portion of the side windows could be moved electrically and a single large windshield wiper vertically swept the windshield. Retractable headlights with circular lenses garnished a sharply raked front end.[1]

Inside, the steering wheel was anatomically designed to fit the natural grip of the hand, and also house switches for the warning lights and a loudspeaker.[2] Digital instrumentation was placed in the middle of the dashboard near the point where the dashboard and the windshield meet, designed to distract the driver's eyes as little as possible from the road.

The vehicle was painted a lighter brown after its debut at the Turin Auto Show in 1978 following feedback regarding its extremely dark brown color. The wheels were also re-painted from bright yellow to light gold, and a Lancia badge was added to the hood.

The Sibilo is powered by the same mechanicals as the Stratos, with a mid mounted 2.4 L Dino V6 and 5-speed manual transmission.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total recall with the Lancia Sibilo – the car that fell to earth". www.classicdriver.com. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  2. ^ George, Patrick. "The Lancia Sibilo Was Nuts Even By 1970s Concept Car Standards". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ "RM Sotheby's - 1978 Lancia Sibilo | Villa d'Este 2011". RM Sotheby's. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2018-06-12.

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