Lancia Lybra

5 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Lancia Lybra
Lancia Lybra

I can#8217;t for how long Lancia had been from the English world. The right-hand-drive Lancia was Dedra, was really a disappointing car. then we could hardly any review from magazines. our loss is not too much.

When a car maker doesn#8217;t produce versions, the only reason is its products are not competitive enough to the cost for conversion. Therefore, Lancia announced the new Lybra, LHD only, as a new direction for year and beyond, don#8217;t believe it

As a late (better than successor to the 9-year-old Dedra, the takes the mission to revive reputation as a prestige marque than a rally aces. As Romeo is intended to be the sporty arm of the Group, Lancia has to face the battle against the like of and Volvo, if not BMW and Mercedes.

Sure, the success of Alfa 156 that nothing is impossible, but the Italian car maker to pursuit standard of build quality more difficult. While the 156 is by the long-admired sporty image of Romeo, Lancia is not so lucky. always remember the Delta and Stratos flying in the desert. the skirts, the broken front the Martini painting. these do no to re-establish an image of prestige

Anyway, job has to be done. The Lybra various existing components in the including engines, gearbox and suspension. The Alfa 156 rides on double wishbones and rear strut for maximum handling.

The choose a different configuration for ride comfort. front strut and rear GLA (Guided Arm), this ensure it has a different character from the

You might not heard about In short, it is a combination of a trailing arm and a arm. The latter looks a long swing axle but it acts more like a strut, especially is the coil and damper are attached to it. Unlike suspensions, the long transverse arm has the at the center of the car, thus for the suspension travel it introduces camber changes to the wheel. the transverse arm is used to control the

In contrast, the longitudinal trailing arm for ride comfort. When the is rolling over an obstacle, the arm let the wheel to lay back thus impact.

One shortcoming of trailing arm is the unsprung weight of the arm. solved it by making it in aluminium On the other hand, GLA also the space taken compare MacPherson strut. Where has an concentric coil spring and unit locating upright engaging boot space, the GLA has the locating well below the level – it is pressed the transverse arm and a subframe which is to the chassis via bushing.

Therefore although the whole is rather complex, it can be installed and engage little usable The dampers still stand like MacPherson strut, but in the of coil spring the space is vastly reduced.

This is the Whether the GLA performs as good on is left to be tested.

Lancia Lybra

Lybra has the same dimensions as the 156, so unseen parts can be carried such as the 2.2-turn rack-and-pinion Engines, however, are shared Fiat instead of Alfa. The 103hp 1.6 comes from the 131hp VVT 1.8 is donated by Barchetta, the 2.0-litre five cylinder with Fiat Coupe.

From this lineup you can see is not completely devoted to compete the German prestige, otherwise will be a V6 or at least Kappa#8217;s five. Anyway, the 2.0 unit is flexible and eager, thanks to the variable intake manifold and shaft. 154hp is sufficient to the 1350-1380kg kerb weight.

from 5-speed manual, is a 4-speed auto with electronic control and a Tiptronic-style override. Probably borrowed Alfa#8217;s Q-system.

The most important is probably the quality. It is vastly improved any previous Lancia but still not up to the of German. So Lancia complement with a long list of including an unusually high-spec zone climate control pollution sensor, then a Bose HiFi system and a display built into the which controls satellite mobile phone, radio, counter etc.

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