Lancia Astura

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Lancia Astura
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Overview
ManufacturerLancia
Production1931-1939
Body and chassis
LayoutFR layout
RelatedLancia Artena
Powertrain
Engine2606 cc V8
2973 cc V8
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase318 cm (125.2 in) (S.1-S.2)
310 cm (122.0 in) (S.3)
333 cm (131.1 in) (S.3)
348 cm (137.0 in) (S.4)
Curb weight1,250 kg (2,756 lb)-1,750 kg (3,858 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorLancia Dilambda

The Lancia Astura is a passenger car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Lancia between 1931 and 1939. Lancia replaced the Lambda model with two models: the four-cylinder Artena and the larger, V8-powered Astura. Both of these models were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1931. The Astura chassis was used by various coachbuilders to create coupes, convertibles and sedans.

The Astura evolved over four series:

Engines

First- and second-generation Asturas are powered by a 72 hp 2.6-liter 19° V8 engine, while third- and fourth-generation models are powered by a 3.0-liter 17° V8 capable of 82 hp.

Model Engine Displacement Power Fuel Delivery System
S.1-S.2 V8 SOHC 2606 cc 72 hp (54 kW) single carburetor
S.3-S.4 V8 SOHC 2973 cc 82 hp (61 kW) single carburetor

Awards

At the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a 1936 Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet once owned by Eric Clapton won both the Best of Show award and the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible award.[1] A Lancia Astura Serie IV also won the Trofeo BMW Group Italia, held by public referendum, at the 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este event.[2]



References

  1. ^ David Gluckman. "Pebble Beach Best of Show: 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet". Autoblog.com.
  2. ^ "Participants". Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Retrieved 2019-11-13.