This week’s Petrolicious video is about a favorite car and brand of mine, Lancia. The Fulvia in the video holds a parking spot in my heart. It is neither a muscular sports car nor a cushy luxury car, but it stir passion by doing everything well. When tuned properly, the Fulvia was a Rally terror – as most Lancias were. In street trim, they were comfortable performance touring cars tailor made for the narrow, winding roads of Italy. Don’t let the front drive, 1.4 liter narrow angle V4 deceive you, these cars are a blast to drive.
Perhaps some day I’ll get to have one. Until then, this video will have to suffice.
Thanks Petrolicious, you never disappoint.
The Petrolicious gang is back with another great video! This one beautifully captures the essence of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ. Zagato designs odd looking little cars and this one is typically striking in look. Beneath the funky sheetmetal is Alfa’s excellent all aluminum twin cam four in “Veloce” spec with twin Weber side draft carbs. The sound these cars make is intoxicating. This one is 1.3 liters and offers plenty of involvement in running through canyons. If there ever was a car that epitomized the adage that “it is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow”, this is it. With modest power, you get to rip through 3 or 4 gears where a more powerful car would only give you two. Tons of fun.
Credit and thanks to Petrolicious!
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The Petrolicious and Depth of Speed team have released another video. This one is about the “it” car of my youth, the Lamborghini Countach. The car in the video appears to be a 1985, based on the “Quattrovalvole” badging, engine cover hump, and the lack of the straked rocker extensions of the later cars. Countaches of this era had a 5.2 liter fuel injected V12 and were quite fast. The big wing and flared fenders give the car a bulky and muscular look, quite different from the sleek shape the car had at its introduction in 1974.
1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Photo credit: Wikipedia
Thanks for another great video guys, looking forward to more!