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1975-1984 LANCIA Beta Montecarlo specifications


This is only actually a Beta in name, with the only parts shared with the rest of the range being the engine block and internal door lock buttons. It’s a mid-engined two-seater, originally envisaged as the Fiat X1/20. Then someone realised it could be priced higher with a Lancia badge. Only sold with a two-litre engine in Europe, S1 versions had problems with locking front brakes, cured simply by removing the servo. 1980-on S2s were better in other ways too. With fine handling balance and expressive steering, these are under-rated driver’s cars.

Production

  • Production:
    7595
  • Price at launch:
    £5,927
  • Price (excellent)
    £8,500
  • Price (good):
    £6,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.6secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    118.0bhp
  • Torque:
    122.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, lower wishbone, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, lower wishbone
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3810mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2300mm
  • Width:
    1700mm
  • Height:
    1190mm
  • Weight:
    970kgs

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