Fiat - X1/9 Dallara
The Fiat X1/9 Dallara was the Turin company's answer to the race car market, destined for a packed sporting schedule in Group 5 (Silhouette) of the World Sportscar Championships, with its creator behind the wheel. Dallara, an internationally known, highly experienced engineer, opted for the X1/9, in the belief that, for both its design and economic characteristics, it would be capable of turning in an impressive sporting performance. In fact the X1/9 Dallara retains the same layout as the original model, apart from a few modifications to the suspensions and engine. The engine is a four-cylinder - 16 v - 192 Hp, 1289 cc. The design of the body visually accentuates the sporty character of the model, while inside the car is an entirely new safety feature: upholstery in F.P.T., the same fire-retardant material used for the suits of the Formula 1 drivers.
The Fiat X1/9 Dallara went on show at the 1975 Paris Motor Show alongside the Lamborghini Bravo, the Dino 308 GT4, the Lancia Stratos and the Fiat X1/9 itself.