Lancia Montecarlo Turbo Gruppo 5 1978 posters

Lancia Montecarlo Turbo Gruppo 5

The Lancia Monte Carlo was a mid-engined sports car sold in the 1970s. It was based on the prototype Abarth 030, now known as the X1/8 (later the X1/20) and was intended to be a Fiat-branded 'big brother' to the Fiat X1/9. It was constructed by Pininfarina, the original design company, in Turin, Italy. Production lasted from 1975 through 1979 for the first series (S1), with a second version (S2) launched in 1980 and ending production in 1981. A low-power version, the Scorpion, was sold in the United States at the same time that featured a unique roll-back manually operated targa style convertible top. The Scorpion differed from the Monte Carlo in engine size (1756 cc vs. 1995 cc) and power (81 HP vs. 162 HP), American emission requirements, lighting, crash tests, semi pop-up headlights, and solid rear buttresses (Monte Carlos had glass inserts except for very early models). All Scorpions featured the convertible top, with a total of 1,801 manufactured in 1976 and sold as model years 1976 and 1977 (1396 and 405 respectively). The Monte Carlo was also a successful turbocharged Group 5 racer, winning the 1980 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft with Hans Heyer.

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