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1975 Fiat X1/9 Dallara by Bertone

The Fiat X1/9 Dallara was the Turin company’s answer to the race car market, destined for a packed sporting schedule in Group 5 (Silhouette) of the World Sportscar Championships, with its creator behind the wheel. Dallara, an internationally known, highly experienced engineer, opted for the X1/9 in the belief that it would be capable of turning in an impressive sporting performance for both its design and economic characteristics. The X1/9 Dallara retains the same layout as the original model, apart from modifications to the suspensions and engine. The engine is a four-cylinder - 16 v - 192 Hp, 1289 cc. The body's design visually accentuates the sporty character of the model, while inside the car is an entirely new safety feature: upholstery in F.P.T., the same fire-retardant material used for the suits of the Formula 1 drivers.

The Fiat X1/9 Dallara went on show at the 1975 Paris Motor Show alongside the Lamborghini Bravo, the Dino 308 GT4, the Lancia Stratos, and the Fiat X1/9.


Images: Bertone; Concept Car Central;

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