Berlina Pinin Farina
Tourer Viotti, 1931
Sports Saloon Carlton, 1934
Cabriolet Pinin Farina, 1933
DILAMBDA 1929 – 1935,
After the successful introduction of the Lambda, development was started
for a bigger car with a (narrow) V8 engine. This project gained momentum
when Lancia was introduced to an American businessman who came with a
proposal to build a new factory in the United States. Finance would be
American and Lancia would design a car specially for the American market.
When he travelled to New-York with the prototypes however late in 1927,
the whole plan turned out to be a fraud, set up to sell shares and cash
in on the Lancia name.
This design was reworked for the European market but because of its American
background it is a big, heavy car aimed at the top end of the market.
The Dilambda has the sliding-pillar front suspension and a modern but
conventional chassis so coachbuilders can perform their art and it was
most often fitted with stylish and luxurious bodywork. In its class the
Dilambda was a fine car to drive but the 4 litre V8 with an overhead camshaft
was considered a little noisy when compared to the competition.
| Pressed steel, welded
into box sections and with a cruciform reinforcement.
V8 with an inclined angle of 24°, chain driven overhead camshaft,
3960 cc, 100 pk.
Four speed unsynchronised.
16x50, 2th series 16x45.
3290 or 3475 mm.
Approximately 1900 kg.