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  Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1979 - 1982
Numbers built:11
Designed by:Pininfarina
Successor:Lancia LC1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 26, 2013
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Engine
Configuration 14.78.T Straight 4
Location Mid, transversely mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 1,425 cc / 87 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.0 mm (3.2 in) / 67.5 mm (2.7 in)
Compression 7.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Kugelfischer Fuel Injection
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration KKK Turbo
Power 473 bhp / 353 KW @ 9,500 rpm
Torque 382 Nm / 282 ft lbs @ 6,000 - 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 332 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body fibreglass panels
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension McPherson struts, lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Chapman struts, lower A-arms, trailing arms, tubular shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Lockheed ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox Colotti 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 780 kilo / 1,720 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,600 mm (181.1 in) / 1,990 mm (78.3 in) / 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,440 mm (56.7 in) / 1,570 mm (61.8 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.61 bhp / kg
Top Speed 270 km/h (168 mph)
0-60 mph 3.6 s
0-100 mph 7.2 s

Race history
Major wins
1980 Brands Hatch 6 Hours (Riccardo Patrese / Walter Röhrl in 1002)
1980 Mugello 6 Hours (Riccardo Patrese / Eddie Cheever in 1004)
1980 Watkins Glen 6 Hours (Riccardo Patrese / Hans Heyer in 1007)
1981 Watkins Glen 6 Hours (Riccardo Patrese / Michele Alboreto in 1007)

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