Luka Gorjup | photographer's blog

Luka Gorjup | photographer's blog




Italijanska strast – Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe / Italian passion – Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe

Category : Avtomobilizem · by Oct 23rd, 2013

Lancia Fulvia je verjetno najbolj legendaren avtomobil s prednjim pogonom. Letos obeležujemo že 50. obletnico začetka proizvodnje. Fulvio Coupe je oblikoval italijanski oblikovalec Pietro Castagneros in treba je priznati, da Italijani že od nekdaj znajo narediti dober design. No, vrhunski design pa ni razlog, zakaj se je Fulvia vpisala med legende. Gre za številne napredne tehnološke rešitve, ki so bile, skromno rečeno, vsaj desetletje pred konkurenco. Fulvia se je v času, ko so ostali proizvajalci še po večini uporabljali tehniko izpred 2. svetovne vojne, ponašala s petstopenjskim ročnim menjalnikom (prva navzdol, kot pri dirkalnikih tiste dobe), štirimi disk zavorami s servo ojačevalcem in regulatorjem zavornega učinka med prednjo in zadnjo osjo, motorjem nagnjenim za 45° s kotom med valji 12°53’28”, kar je inženirjem omogočilo, da je imel motor zgolj eno glavo za obe strani valjev. Motor je imel 2 dvojna vplinjača, avtomobil pa je bil serijsko opremljen tudi z obratomerom. Vse te tehnološke inovacije so bile pri večini konkurence na voljo šele dobro desetletje kasneje, pa še to po večini kar z dodatno opremo. Torej niti ni presenečenje, da je leta 1972 relist Sandro Munari v tovarniškem reli prvenstvu prvi prevozil ciljno črto v Monte Carlu in s svojo zmago inženirjem Lancie vlil samozavest, da so kasneje zasnovali še eno veliko rally legendo – Stratos.
Avto na sliki je Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe model z 1298 ccm motorjem, ki razvije 90 konjskih moči, kar je za tisti čas precej impresivno. Sploh, če pomislimo, da so avtomobili s podobno prostornino dosegali v povprečju 40 do 50 konjskihj moči.

To rumeno Fulvio sem fotografiral za velikega ljubitelja in restavratorja starodobnikov, Jureta Petača. Ko je kupil Fulvio, je bila ta močno predelana , imela je dirkaško notranjostj, nedelujoče zavore in številne napake. Skratka, bila je v dokaj nezavidljivem stanju, predno jo je Jure vzel v roke in ji povrnil sijaj, ki si ga zasluži, ob tem pa ohranil le retro rumeno in črno barvno kombinacijo karoserije.

Tako, dosti besed, pojdimo raje na fotografije:

(klik za ogled večjih fotografij/click to view larger photos)
Lancia Fulvia is probably one of the most legendary cars with front wheel drive, and this year we celebrate 50 years since it’s birth. Fulvia Coupe was designed by an Italian designer Pietro Castagneros and we probably agree that Italians really know how to design cars. But it’s brilliant design isn’t the reason why Fulvia made it’s place on the piedestal of automotive legends. It was their innovative engineering that was, modestly said, at least a decade ahead of the competition. In the times, when most of the automotive industry was still using technology from before WWII, Fulvia already boasted with five speed gearbox (racing pedigree type with 1st gear reversed), four disc brakes with brake booster and brake effect regulator between front and back wheels, V motor was tilted 45° degrees and it had a piston angle of 12°53’28”, which enabled a single head to be used for all of the cylinders. The engine had two dual carburettors, and the car came factory equipped with rev gauge. All these technologically advanced innovations were way ahead of the competition. In fact, most of the competition didn’t incorporate them for at least a decade later. So, it really is not a surprise that a rally driver Sandro Munari won the World rally Championship title in Monte Carlo in 1972 and encouraged Lancia engineers to develop another great rally legend – Lancia Stratos.
The particular car in photos is a Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe, built in 1971, it has 1298 ccm engine that develops 90 HP. Quite impressive, if we consider that most of the cars of that era with simmilar displacement only delivered about 40 – 50 HP.
So, enough words, let’s move to photos:

I Photographed this black hooded yellow Fulvia for a passionate classic car lover and restorer, Jure Petač. Before he bought it, it was in a pretty bad shape. It had racing interior, crippled brake system, and was missing lots of parts. Well, he brought it back to it’s deserved glory, leaving just the vintage racing yellow and black color scheme of the body.
So, enough words, let’s move to photos:

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Do naslednjič,
Luka

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