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Fiat & Bertone X1/9
How cool is the Fiat/Bertone X1/9?
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clarkma5
post May 7 2009, 06:16 PM
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Built from 1972 to 1982 by Fiat and then until 1989 by Bertone, the X1/9 was a revolutionary little mid-engined sports car in the vein of the original Toyota MR2 (just many years beforehand). Following the lead of the Porsche 914, the Fiat X1/9 used a compact two-seat layout with a low, wide shape, a removable targa hard top, and a mid-mounted engine. Unlike the Porsche, however, the Fiat used a transverse-mounted engine, a revolutionary concept at the time that became the norm for any subsequent reasonably priced mid-engined car up to the modern day.

The car originally came with a SOHC 1.3 liter inline-4 with a 4-speed manual gearbox. The engine produced 75 HP, which was not very much for the approximately 2200 pound curb weight, but the car made up for it by having a very stiff structure that was a good base for the chassis as well as more power. US models got an 85 HP 1.5 liter motor and a 5 speed manual became available in the late '70s.

Roughly 200,000 of these cars were built over a 17 year production run.









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4wheelfreak
post May 12 2009, 08:04 PM
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^ Math homework? Sounds to me like your daughter is more interesting than a Lotus. LOL
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- clarkma5   Fiat & Bertone X1/9   May 7 2009, 06:16 PM
- - Phix   Cool to the point that this is one of my "Pot...   May 7 2009, 07:46 PM
- - Synesthesia   QUOTE(Phix @ May 7 2009, 11:46 PM) Cool t...   May 8 2009, 05:31 AM
- - moe   Mid-engined, Italian...wait, affordable? Has to be...   May 8 2009, 05:38 AM
- - Bjorn   One of these was parked behind a strip mall I used...   May 8 2009, 07:08 AM
- - Lancer007   QUOTE(Bjorn @ May 8 2009, 08:08 AM) an It...   May 8 2009, 06:05 PM
- - BankieVR6   QUOTE(Phix @ May 7 2009, 11:46 PM) Cool t...   May 8 2009, 06:15 PM
- - clarkma5   What can we say? Phix is a genius.   May 8 2009, 06:44 PM
- - Phix   QUOTE(BankieVR6 @ May 8 2009, 10:15 PM) t...   May 8 2009, 07:05 PM
- - speedyK   The X1/9 is a brilliant package. First car I ever...   May 9 2009, 04:00 PM
- - moe   SpeedyK, I'm convinced you're actually God...   May 10 2009, 11:23 AM
- - duality   someone's in love he really does have/has ha...   May 10 2009, 11:26 AM
- - speedyK   QUOTE(moe @ May 10 2009, 09:23 PM) Speedy...   May 10 2009, 12:37 PM
- - moe   That Lancia is absolutely gorgeous Speedy.   May 12 2009, 02:34 AM
- - Benny   speedy k please adopt me   May 12 2009, 11:48 AM
- - speedyK   Off-topic! Ponder on this: Collected my 16 y...   May 12 2009, 01:27 PM
- - 4wheelfreak   ^ Math homework? Sounds to me like your daughter i...   May 12 2009, 08:04 PM
- - speedyK   Ah but she was still at school rehearsing for a ...   May 13 2009, 02:52 AM
- - shandyman5   QUOTE(speedyK @ May 13 2009, 06:52 AM) Ah...   May 18 2009, 01:01 PM
- - speedyK   Let my other daughter, who is about to take her dr...   May 19 2009, 11:51 AM
- - clarkma5   Yeah the AW11 MR2 is almost a dead ringer for the ...   May 19 2009, 11:59 AM
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