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(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Lancia Aurelia is a car that was produced by the Italian manufacturer Lancia. Designed by Vittorio Jano, the Aurelia was launched in 1950 and production lasted until the summer of 1958.
The Aurelia used the first production V6 engine, a 60° design developed by Francesco de Virgilio who was, between 1943 and 1948 a Lancia engineer, and who worked under Jano. During production, capacity grew from 1.8 L to 2.5 L. Prototype engines used a bore and stroke of 68 mm x 72 mm for 1569 cc; these were tested between 1946 and 1948
The very first Aurelias were the B10 berlinas (sedans). They used a 1754 cc version of the V6 which produced 56 hp (42 kW). The B21 was released in 1951 with a larger 1991 cc 70 hp (52 kW) engine. A 2-door B20 GT coupé appeared that same year. It had a shorter wheelbase and a Ghia-designed, Pininfarina-built body. The same 1991 cc engine produced 75 hp (56 kW) in the B20. In all, 500 first series Aurelias were produced.
Bodywork. Length/width/height/wheelbase – cm (in) : 442/158/150/266 (174/61.5/59.1/104.7); weight : 1250 kg (2759 lbs).
Engine. V6 1754 cc (107 ci), front-mounted, 12 valves, manual 4-speed gearbox, rear-wheel drive. Maximum power : 56 bhp @ 4400 rpm; torque : 106 Nm @ 2500 rpm. Top speed : 140 km/h (86 mph).