2.0 16v turbo

With an engine taken from a thouroughbread rally car, there was no excuse for not fitting the turbo version into the Coupe's engine bay. The cost would be quite low since the car was produced by hand at Pininfarina's factory, so no expensive production lines needed to be prepared.

Typical of the time though, with many safety and comfort features appearing on new cars, high weight was an issue at the time. Its job however was to offer an ideal compromise between comfort and a sporty feeling rather than sheer supercar performance. But with 195 stampeding horses and 290Nm torque, the 16v turbo Coupe was anything but slow. A large reserve of power, resulting in great overtaking performance.

To harness all that turbo power on a front wheel drive car, Fiat didn't go cheap. A visco drive makes sure all power is actually sent quite efficiently through two wheels, preventing the inside wheel from spinning and sending more power to the outside wheel where the grip is.

The 'Plus' version of the 16v Turbo also gained 16" wheels.




2.0 16v turbo specs

 16v Turbo16v Turbo Plus
Engine displacement1995 cm³1995 cm³
Cylinders44
Compression ratio8 : 18 : 1
Power140 kW
190 bhp
5.500 rpm
140 kW
190 bhp
5.500 rpm
Torque290 Nm
3.400 rpm
290 Nm
3.400 rpm
Viscodriveyesyes
Turning circle10.310.3
Tyres205/55ZR15205/55ZR16
Wheels15"16"
Brakes284 mm
240 mm
284 mm
240 mm
Weight1.320 kg1.320 kg
Topspeed225225
Accelleration*
0-100 km/h**
7.5 sec7.5 sec
Airconoyes
Black leather trimnoyes

* Acceleration figures measured carrying 2 people + 20 kg luggage.
** Equals 0-62 mph.

Source: fiatcoupe.net

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