Lancia’s sole mannequin at current is a subcompact hatch referred to as the Ypsilon. Nevertheless, in additional affluent instances, the historic Italian marque was churning out iconic rides just like the Stratos, Delta HF, and naturally the Aurelia.
The Aurelia was a high-end nameplate constructed in the course of the Nineteen Fifties. It was accessible in a number of physique kinds, together with a coupe, a model of which was featured in a latest episode of “Jay Leno’s Storage.”
The coupe is a 1954 Aurelia owned by Tex Otto. He is extensively modified the automotive, however fairly than go together with a interval feel and look, he is gone along with his personal concoction, leading to what’s generally referred to as an “outlaw,” a time period which grew in reputation following the a number of Porsche 356 Outlaws constructed by Rod Emory and his crew at Emory Motorsports in North Hollywood.
However Lancias are uncommon, particularly on this aspect of the Atlantic, that means many model purists could have a tough time accepting that Otto chopped up the physique of an Aurelia coupe to create his outlaw. Nevertheless, the physique on Otto’s automotive was apparently in such a foul form that, in response to him, it most likely would not have ended up being restored.
Lancia immediately is a part of Stellantis which plans to revive the model with three new fashions to be launched between 2024 and 2028. And like most of Stellantis’ manufacturers, Lancia’s future lies in electrical mobility. By 2028, it can completely provide electrical automobiles.
Do not anticipate Stellantis to carry Lancia to the U.S. Lancia for now’s centered on the European market, the place it goals to compete within the premium sector.