Was the Fiat 131 a good car?

Was the Fiat 131 a good car?

It was a good-enough car, but the 131 would hardly make you think of motorsport. Not only did its engines lack substantial power—1300 and 1600cc four-cylinders that delivered 65 and 75hp respectively—the transmission was also a four-speed, and it had front-only disc brakes.

How many Fiat 131 were made?

Initially, the 131 was offered with 1.3 L and 1.6 L single overhead camshaft engines. Revisions were made in 1978 and 1981, and all models were produced until production ceased in 1984. In total, 1,513,800 units were produced in Italy.

Who designed the Fiat 131?

The development of 131 Abarth was due to Cesare Fiorio and the team worked hard to build a successful rally car. 131 made his WRC debut in the 1976 season, but did not have some overwhelming success.

Where did the Fiat 131 station wagon come from?

Station wagons were built by SEAT in Spain, but were labelled Fiats for all non-Spanish markets. Trim levels were two; the entry-level 131 Mirafiori (also known as “Normale” or “Standard”) had single square headlamps, wheels and dished hubcap from the 124, and simplified interior furnishings.

How much power does a Fiat 131 Abarth have?

This engine produces a maximum power of 140 PS (138 bhp – 103 kW) at 6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 172 Nm (126 lb.ft) at rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 5 speed Manual gearbox.

What was the top speed of a Fiat 131?

This car had four round headlights (the inner headlights being smaller than the outer ones, unlike any other Mirafiori model produced), different grille, spoilers and extended wheel arches, and a short-throw 5 speed gearbox. The Racing had top speed of 180 km/h (110 mph).

What kind of rally car is Fiat 131?

The 131 as a rally car Fiat 131 Rally’s precursor the 3.5-litre Group 5 Abarth SE 031 won 1975 Giro d’Italia automobilistico. The Fiat 131 Abarth was a very successful group 4 rally car, winning the manufacturers’ World Rally Championship three times: in 1977, 1978, and in 1980.