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  • Lancia Fulvia HF 1600

    12 41.38%
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

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Thread: Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF v Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

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    Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF v Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

    Which one of those two sixties italian homologation specials you prefer?

    Some specifications might help you...

    Lancia Fulvia HF 1600 (Variante 1016)

    -1584cc normally aspirated V4, 132bhp
    -Front engined, front wheel drive, 5-speed manual
    -850kg
    -Top speed 190km/h

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

    -1570cc normally aspirated inline four, 115bhp
    -Front engined, rear wheel drive, 5-speed manual
    -745kg
    -Top speed 185km/h
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    thats a tough one... i would say the alfa, but only by a small margin
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    Ferrer, it's like having to choose between your mother and father, you just can't.

    Arghhh, very well then - Lancia by a very,very little margin.

    Because of V4.

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    the Lancia because it is even more exotic, the Alfa because it could be tuned to a much greater extent....
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    AAARRRRGGGGHHH!!! I just can't decide! The Lancia would win if it was RWD but then it'd change ther very nature of the car but then the Alfa doesn't have that engine...

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    Alfa.
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    I'd take the Alfa. No idea why, but just cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    the Lancia because it is even more exotic, the Alfa because it could be tuned to a much greater extent....
    The Lancia is only more exotic if were talking of the Fanalone version. Otherwise a GTA (not the GT) is more of an exotic.
    I like the handling of RWD cars. However I do agree the Fulvia is one exceptional FWD. Really beautiful and great sounding.
    Anyway, the Giulia Sprint is still one of the most beautiful cars ever, IMO.
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    Alfa Romeo- It's cooler. Plus, I've always wanted a Giulia Sprint GTA after that License test in Gran Turismo 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo
    Ferrer, it's like having to choose between your mother and father, you just can't.

    Arghhh, very well then - Lancia by a very,very little margin.

    Because of V4.
    I know, tough decision. And this is only the start.... In my case the Lancia wins by a very little margin and if it was rear driven it would be close to motoring perfection.

    Hugo, the Variante 1016 (it has 132bhp as opposed to the standard HF 1600, Fanalone and Fanalino, 115bhp) is very rare indeed with only about 15 made.
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    Great comparo & either of them would be bliss on wheels imo. I've driven a hot 105 and loved it, but no pre-Fiat Lancias alas, so I can but guess. However I can't shake the impression that they (Lancia) are a cut above Alfas, both in driving precision and quality of engineering, and I especially love the purity of line of the snub-nose HF

    As an aside, thanks for including the (remakably low) weight specs. Both of these cars remind that 'less is more' and despite being almost double the capacity and a size-class above, they are surprisingly close to the featherweight 660kg of my old Hilman Imp GT (tiny car w/ alloy 875cc engine)

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    Wow, for once a choice that I'd actualy had to think about.... for a long time to! I went for the Lancia in the end because it's probobly more to my taste.... I have driven a few of the Alfa's but never a Fulvia, so it's a guess. I have quite often raced Alfa's in my Autobianchi on the track and I haven't got problems keeping up or even overtaking them with mt frontwheel driven litle car, so I think the Fulvia could do a nice job on a racetrack too....
    I just have a huge weakness for Italian cars and especially the older versions.
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    Alfa.

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    The Lancia by a hair. I really love both of these, so it was particularly difficult. There is something about the V4 and Lancia's brilliant use of FWD-something I rarely praise-that gives the Lancia slightly more appeal
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    Even though Lancia has a real charm of its own, I choose Alfa.

    RWD and one of the most beautiful cars ever made!

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