Fiat 127 Sport
|Production||from 1978 to 1983|
The Fiat 127 Sport is the sporty version of the Fiat 127 built by FIAT from 1978 to 1983 , when it was replaced by the Fiat Uno Turbo .It was offered in two versions: the 70 HP , produced from 1978 to 1981 , and the 75 HP produced from 1981 to 1983 .
The Fiat 127 was produced starting in 1971 , but the sports version only arrived in September 1978. However it was not a real sports car, but a sports set-up for the 127, in fact the body and the chassis were the same of the 127. Unlike the basic model, the 127 Sport 70 HP had: front and rear spoilers , rims of new shape with lowered tires, grilleblack with a gray squared grid and with a silver plate placed in the lower left corner with black writing "70 HP". The colors available were three: black, orange and metallic light gray.As for the interiors, they were made mainly with black fabric with orange chains (light blue if the body was a light gray metallic color), the car was also equipped with: two-spoke sports steering wheel , seats with incorporated headrests, rev counter , clock , thermometer dell ' water and manometer oil.
The engine it was upgraded and had 20% more power and torque. It was equipped with the same engine of 127 1050 CL ( CL stands for Comfort Luxury ), namely a four- cylinder in-line mounted anteriorly with monoblock in cast iron , head in light alloy and cubic capacity 1049 cm³, it boosted to 70 hp of power at 6500 rpm and 8.5 kgm at 4500 rpm maximum torque. These improvements were achieved by improving the camshaft timing and intake and exhaust ducts, increasing the compression ratio with a double-body carburetor and valves with a larger diameter. Finally, the capacity of the oil pan was also increased to ensure better lubrication. The 127 Sport 70 HP also has wider, half- inch wheels, larger section tires, a stiffer front-end anti-roll bar and new brake calipers derived from the 128 . The traction was earlier, the single-plate dry clutch and mechanical control and the exchange 4 synchromesh gears. Performance was also positively affected, in fact the 127 Sport 70 HP could reach a top speed of 160 km / h. It immediately obtained a great success because it was not only a sports car for a young public, but it was also a family car, in fact the structure, even if rigid, was still soft enough to make passengers travel comfortably. His main rival was the Autobinachi A112 Abarth . As for consumption, they are almost the same as the 127 1050 CL.
In November 1981 comes the second series of the 127 Sport, named "75 HP" (or "Sport 5 speed") due to the increased power to 75 hp . The engine derived from the Fiat Ritmo Super 75, whose power was not changed. The top speed was 165 km / h. As for the aesthetics, the black plastic was increased to enclose the joints between the bonnet and the headlights , the latter, due to the thicker plastic finishes, seem larger than they actually are. The checkered pattern of the 70 HP grid was repeated with smaller squares and, at the base of the rear window, a second spoiler was added to integrate the one at the base of the pavilion.
Other differences in the 75 HP compared to the previous model are: the door panels, a better padding of the front seats, equipped with sports head restraints with central net, the perforated accelerator, the steering wheel with leather crown and the gear lever has a new knob and stem covered by a buttoned cap. The steering wheel has the same emblem as the 70 HP. Metallic paint and alloy wheels were available on request. Compared to the previous model, the 75 HP was cheaper and more efficient. It was produced until December 1983 and then replaced by the Fiat Uno Turbo.
Length: 3645 to 3711 mm
Width: 1536 to 1552 mm
Height: 1358 mm
Mass: 775 kg
Engine: four-cylinder in-line
CC: 1049 cm³
Power: 70 hp to 75 hp
Torque: 8.5 kgm at 4500 rpm
Top speed: 160 to 165 km/h
Replaced by: Fiat Uno Turbo