The first is an extraordinary fighter jet of aerial supremacy, the FIAT G55 Centauro and the second is a four-engine strategic bomber, the Piaggio P 108. The first arrived too late and the second too sophisticated for the limited possibility of finding materials of the highest quality and too much futuristic for the industrial capacities of the time. Both however produced in very limited numbers. They were extremely competitive, so much so that the Germans considered the FIAT G55 to be the best piston engine fighter aircraft in the world (This clarification is a must since they had already put the Messershmitt 262 into production, an arrow wing aerator that it was the best fighter ever) and the Piaggio P108 was a four-engine comparable to the American Boeing B 17. The strong limit is summarized in the numbers produced, the USA produced something like thirteen thousand B 17, the famous “Flying Fortresses” and the Kingdom of Italy only about thirty P 108, a production difference of about one to four hundred. The only aircrafts to have posed a serious threat also to the specimens produced were the Macchi MC 202 fighter and the Savoia Marchetti SM 79 bomber three-engine, born as a civil aircraft, converted into a bomber during the Spanish War and discovered in the vocation of torpedo bombers towards the middle of the Second World War.
Angelo Spinelli, translation of Romano Pisciotti (ITALMOTOR)
Lancia Ypsilon becomes hybrid: here is the new Hybrid EcoChic Ypsilon Hybrid EcoChic brings electrification to the Lancia home.
It is powered by the same mild hybrid FireFly 1.0 engine as the similar Fiat and 500 and Panda
Presented by ITALMOTOR, Romano Pisciotti
The new version is called Hybrid Ecochic and is powered by the same powertrain with 12 Volt mild hybrid technology which debuted with the similar Fiat 500 and Panda. This is the three-cylinder FireFly 1.0 with 70 hp integrated by a 4.9 hp electric motor-generator connected to the crankshaft via the auxiliary services belt. The electric unit recovers energy in the slowdowns to be stored in an 11 Ah lithium ion battery which, then, makes it available up to a peak power of 3.6 kW in the phases in which it is important to soothe the requests for petrol thermal unit. The system also provides for the engine to be turned off below 30 Km per hour putting the gearbox in neutral.
Fitted with a Ferrari F136FB V8 engine, the carbon fiber shelled FIAT ‘550 italia’ concept car by Lazzarini design, will be a one-off production.
To accommodate the high performance motor, its stock front engine, rear seating and all of its back package has been removed. as well as this, the original wheelbase, measuring 230cm, has been increased by 35cm in order to provide aligned transmission. the automobile itself is 35cm wider at its rear and around 25cm fatter in the front, when compared to the ‘cinquecento’. transferring more than just a prancing horse’s motor, the vehicle also includes their gearbox, transmission and suspension-including rear-block. weighing 500kg lighter than the standard model.
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers the full Italian experience in an SUV. It’s charming, engaging, beautiful, and fast.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a full-on performance monster with a Ferrari-sourced 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 that wrings out 505 hp, 3.6-second 0-60 mph times, and a top speed of 176 mph. It also has the equipment for track driving, including better cooling, upgraded brakes, a torque-vectoring rear differential, and wide 20-inch tires on forged alloy wheels.
The 2020 model year also brings more safety equipment. Automatic emergency braking becomes standard and a variety of active safety features are added to the options list.
The “6C” series was without doubt one of the most successful in the great history of Alfa Romeo, starting from the victorious 6C 1500 and 6C 1750 until the final evolution with the 6C 2500, the car became a predominantly “Gran Lusso” (luxury car) which was combined with the typical Alfa Romeo sports heritage.
It was a successful series that lasted nearly three decades, in all possible variants: two-seater racing cars, monumental ministerial sedans, “Gran Turismo” convertibles, colonial cars for the “Regio Esercito” (Royal Army” and sports coupes. Some were even modified for advertising vehicles and work vehicles as vans and “autoemoteche”. These were the years of the great Italian ateliers, and design was purely inspired by their infinite creativity, not yet subjected to
today’s constraints, such as the size of the vehicle, the interior roominess, safety standards, cost reduction, rationalisation of production cycles, economies of scale, etc.
All of the above, combined with first class mechanics, created these masterpieces that still achieve success in the most important elegance competitions.
t is also important to dwell on the historical context in which the
6C 2500 was developed if we consider that in the same year in which it made its appearance, in 1939, World War II broke out.
Although Italy only entered the conflict in June 1940, its sale as
a private vehicle was soon prohibited.
Thus, we are left with a model that, with a few modifications which were almost never radical, had a life-cycle of over twenty years starting from 1933, the year in which the first drawings of the 6C 2300 were designed, until 1953, in which the 6C 2500 was no longer available.