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1978-1989 FIAT X1/9 1500 specifications

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Everyone who drove an X1/9 1300 felt that it was crying out for more power. It had the looks of a 308 GT4 or Urracco, wth road manners to match, but struggled to crack 100mph. The answers to many of these criticisms came in 1978, when the X1/9 received an uprated 1.5-litre engine and five-speed gearbox. Sadly, it also gained US-spec impact absorbing bumpers that took away a great deal of the original car’s delicate style. Still cruelly undervalued compared with more conventional sports cars, the X1/9 is a genuine scale model supercar.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £4,575
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £2,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.8secs
  • Top speed:
    110.0mph
  • Power:
    85.0bhp
  • Torque:
    87.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3980mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2202mm
  • Width:
    1567mm
  • Height:
    1143mm
  • Weight:
    914kgs

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