Lancia Trikappa coupé de ville
|Body and chassis|
Coupé de ville
|Engine||4,594 cc V8|
|Wheelbase||3,385 mm (133.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,360 kg (2,998 lb) (chassis)|
The Lancia Trikappa is a passenger car produced by Lancia between 1922 and 1925. It was a luxury car, the flagship of Lancia's production. With only 14 degrees between the banks, the Trikappa 4.5-litre V8 was the first of Lancia's typical narrow V engines. In total 847 were manufactured.
Lancia had been experimenting with V engines since the First World War, even showcasing a chassis with a narrow V 12-cylinder engine at the 1919 Paris Motor Show. In the end V12 engined cars were estimated to be too expensive to produce and a V8 was used instead.
The Trikappa was powered by a 4,594 cc Tipo 68 14° V8, with a single overhead camshaft and two parallel valves per cylinder. It produced 98 hp at 2,500 rpm, allowing the Trikappa to reach a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). In addition to the narrow V engine, another first for Lancia were brakes on all four wheels. The first examples produced left the factory with rear wheel brakes only and were upgraded later.
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