Lancia Race, Sports & GT Cars

Post-War to 1959

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20: This Lancia was driven in the Carrera Panamericana race La Carrera Panamericana in 1951. Driven by Giovanni Bracco and Gilberto Cornacchia, it failed to finish due to an accident. The car was also used in the Mille Miglia, where it finished 2nd and was classified 12t overall and 1st class at Le Mans 1951. Owned by Bracco it was also raced in 1952 Carrera, finishing 28th
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT: Entered by Scuderia Lancia at Le Mans in 1952, this Aurelia was driven to 8th place overall and 2nd in class by Felice Bonetto and Enrico Anselmi. The 2.0L V6 of the B20 was the first production V6, producing 90hp and allowing its drivers to motor in comfort and style. The Aurelia was named after the Roman Road from Rome to Pisa.
Model by ALTAYA 1/43
1953 Lancia D20: Driven by Piero Taruffi and his co-driver Gobbetti in the 1953 Mille Miglia, this car failed to finish, but a sister car finished in 3rd place. One of seven competition coupes built the D20 was designed by Pininfarinia and the engine by Vittorio Jano, 3.0L V6, producing 217 hp from the triple carb, DOHC engine. The D20 was raced at Le Mans with a supercharged engine but failed to finish. Later in 1953, the D20 gave way to the lighter D24.
Model by STARLINE 1/43
1953 Lancia D20: Of the four Lancia team cars, this car (Chassis #0003) lasted the longest, making it to the 21st hour before it too retired due to engine failure. Jose Froilan Gonzalez and Clemente Biondetti were classified 29th overall at Le Mans in 1953. These Pininfarina designed cars are very reminiscent of the Ferrari 340 MM that raced at the same time as the D20, the D20 is a classic in its own right..
Model by STARLINE 1/43

1953 Lancia D20: For Le Mans in 1953 Scuderia Lancia brought four cars. Jano had redesigned the engine, to reduce displacement from 3.0L to 2.7L and put a Roots supercharger on the V6 units. This increased the power to 240 bhp, for a top speed of 135 mph. Still off pace for the class. Robert Manzon and Louis Chiron drove this car (Chassis #0005), but engine failure on the Mulsanne straight just before 10 am on Sunday morning ended their race.
Model by STARLINE 1/43
1953 Lancia D24: In the first race for the new D24, Juan Manuel Fangio and Felice Bonetto drove this car (#0002) at the Nurburgring 1000 Km. in 1953. They retired due to a broken fuel pump, the other Scuderia Lancia D24 failing to finish because of electrical issues. Bonetto would be killed in this car later in the year while contesting the Carrera Panamericana, which Fangio won. Despite some of the top names in racing, reliability issues plagued the D24 and wins were sparse.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43
1953 Lancia D24: Juan Manuel Fangio and Gino Bronzoni drove to first place in the 1953 Carrera Panamericana in one of the five Lancia entries (#0004)that year. Lancia's would occupy the top three spots that year. The Fangio/Bronzoni entry covered the 1911 miles, over 8 stages, in a time of 18 hours, 11 minutes. The Carrera was the 7th round of the World Sports car Championship, which included all of the great endurance races.
Model by TOP MODEL 1/43
1953 Lancia D24: Alberto Ascari won the 1954 Mille Miglia in this car (#0006), covering the 1000 miles in 11 hours, 26 minutes, at an average speed of 87 mph. Powered by a 3.3 liter DOHC V6 producing 260 hp, D-24's scored a series of victories including a win at the Targa Florio with Piero Taruffi and 2nd at Sebring and the Dundrod Tourist Trophy. However, the sports car program was abandoned in favor of the D50 and Grand Prix racing, which almost bankrupt the company.
Model by BRUMM 1/43

1954 Lancia D50: The Lancia D50 made its long awaited appearance at the Spanish GP at the end of the F1 season in October 1954. Alberto Ascari put the car on the pole for its maiden race, but unfortunately clutch problems sidelined the car after onlt 10 laps and while Ascari was leading. The Lancia team only lasted two races into the 1955 season, a lack of finances not letting the potential to win be realized.
Model by NOREV 1/43
1954-55 Lancia D50: The beginning of the F1 season looked bright for the Lancia team. Alberto Ascari took his D50 to victory in two non-championship races at the beginning of the season, beating the mighty Mercedes. He retired at the opening round in Argentina due to an accident and then qualified next to Fangio on the front row at Monaco before he took his famous splash..Tragically, he was killed four days later in a testing accident at Monza.
Model by CMC 1/18 1/43
1955 Lancia D50: At the Monaco GP in 1955, Lancia fielded an entry of two cars for Eugenio Castellotti and two-time World Champion Alberto Ascari. Castellotti finished second to the winner Maurice Trintignant. Ascari was less fortunate. While leading the race, he missed the chicane and went through the barriers into the harbor, suffering only a broken nose.
Model by SUBER FACTORY 1/43
1955 Lancia D50: Alberto Ascari was fighting for the lead at the Monoco GP when his Lancia spun, crashed and then plunged into the harbor, one of the most memorable crashes ever. The D50 with its superior grip did not spin and when it did, it was usually with dire results. Tragically, Ascari was killed in another accident a couple weeks later.
Model by RPA 1/43

1960 to Present

1964 Lancia Flaminia Supersport Zagato: Lacia built the luxury Flaminia in its different variants from 1957 to 1970. In 1964 the Supersport with its aluminium Zagato body was introduced. Only 150 Supersports were built. A great two-seater powered by a 2.8L V6 that put out 152 hp. continental touring at its finest!
Model by NOREV 1/43
1969 Lancia Fulvia FM2 (Prototype): After a ten year absence, Lancia got back into motorsport in 1965 with their focus being rallying. The works team HF Squadra Course won multiple rallying championships and their success with the Fulvia led to further cars such as the Stratos. Road racing had been primarily left to privateers until 1969, when the FM2 was created with endurance racing in mind. Three cars were converted to this specification with their tops cut off and part of their rear body work removed, to make a nice racing barchetta. Powered by the Fulvia's 1.6L DOHC four-cylinder engine, these cars with retuned suspension won their class on the 1969 Targa Florio and finished 9th overall.
Model by PROGETTO K 1/43
1969 Lancia Fulvia FM2 (Prototype): Claudio Magliloi designed the FM2, with support from Cesare Florio, head of HF Squadra Course (the F & M) . The car is also known as the F&M Speciale Spyder, but these days the more politically correct FM2 is used. On the 1969 Targa Florio, Sandro Munari and Rauno Aaltonen finished 9th overall and first in class on the cars first major outing. Its sister car failed to finish the grueling Sicilian race with a blown engine. A class win at the Nurburgring 1000 Km furthered its racing provenance. A car was entered at Le Mans in 1969, but did not arrive. While the FM2 had its passenger seat removed during most races, this configuration allowed a co-driver on events such as the Tour de Corse. This car was driven by Timo Makinen and Paul Easter to 11th place on that rally.
Model by PROGETTO K 1/43

1973 Lancia Stratos HF: Sandro Munari and Manucci were winners of the 1973 Tour de France. Using a 2418 cc, 65 dohc V6 Ferrari engine, producing 280 hp, the Stratos was a dominant rally car in the 70's. Lancia won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championship titles, including the 1975-77 Monte Carlo rallys.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43
1975 Lacia Stratos HF Turbo: The Lancia Stratos was a dominant force in world rallying in the 1970'sand started a new era of purpose built rally cars. Some Stratos were entered in road course competition, but were never as competitive as they were in the rally world, although a Stratos won the 1974 Targa Florio. Lacia built two turbocharged Stratos for Group 5 competition. Powered by a 2.4L Ferrari Dino V6 engine producing 560 hp,with a single KKK Turbocharger, Christine Dacremont & Marianne Hoepfner drove this car at Le Mans in 1977. They retired, classified 47th due to engine failure.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1977 Lancia Stratos: The 43rd Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo was held in January 1977 as the opening round of the World Rally Championship. Departing from Rome, Sandro Munari and co-driver Silvio Maiga brought their Stratos 1977 RAC Champion home in first position. It was the third consecutive Monte Carlo Rally win for Munari, who the previous year had helped Lancia obtain their third consecutive World Rally Championship. For 1977, the corporate emphasis was placed on the Fiat 131 Abarth in World Rally competition. Still, Munari scored enough points to win the inaugural FIA Cup for Rally Drivers.
Model by ALTAYA (modified) 1/43

1981 Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo (Le Mans 1981): The Montecarlo was a successful turbocharged Group 5 racer and was used by Lancia to win the FIA's 1980 World Championship for Makes and 1981 World Endurance Championship for Makes. Michele Alboreto, Eddie Cheever and Carlo Facetti drove this Martini Racing entry at Le Mans in 1981, finishing 8th overall and 2nd in class. The Le Mans Montecarlo used a 1.4L turbocharged four cylinder engine producing 440 hp and a top speed of 170 mph. One of the key reasons for the Montecarlo's success, was the Dallara tuned chassis and suspension. It is the most successful racing Lancia.
Model by BEST 1/43
1982 Lancia LC1: The LC1 featured a chassis built by Dallara and 1.4L straight-4 Lancia engine with a single turbocharger (460 bhp) used in the Lancia rally cars. This gave Lancia a Group 6 prototype competitor, which proved to be fast, if unreliable. Wins at Silverstone and the Nurburgring showed the potential. A talented team of drivers (Teo Fabi, Michelle Alboreto and Ralf Stommelen) campaigned this car at Le Mans in 1982. Engine problems in the 8th our forced them out of the race and and overall classification of 33rd.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1983 Lancia LC2/83: (Le Mans 1983) - The LC2 was created to contest the new Group C classes in the World Sportscar Championship in 1982. Requiring a closed coupe body, the LC2 replaced the earlier LC1 being run in Group 6. Lancia did not have a suitable engine for the new car, so with Ferrari also being a part of the Fiat Group, a Ferrari V8 engine formed the basis for the 2.6L twin-turbo powered Lancia. The design created by Abarth and Dallara was a beautiful mid-engine car with a powerful engine producing 265 bhp and a top speed of 220 mph. The car was more powerful than its main rival the Porsche 956 and it was often the pole setter for the races it was entered into. Its downfall however was its lack of reliability and high fuel consumption. At Le Mans in 1983, Michele Alboretto, Teo Fabi and Alessandro Nannini formed the trio set to drive the Lancia. They qualified second fastest (Alboretto), with a sister Lancia qualifying in 4th position among the Porsche's. One of the major changes for the 1983 season, was the use of a Hewland locking differential. Unfortunately, their race ended in the 3rd hour before Nannini even got to drive, with the car in third place, the differential packed it in on the Mulsanne Straight on the 27th lap.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1983 Lancia LC2/83: (Le Mans 1983) - Martini Racing entered three Lancia LC2's at Le Mans in 1983. This car was piloted by Paolo Barilla and Jean-Claude Andruet, with Alessandro Nannini joining the pair after his car expired early in the race. The LC2 aluminum monocoque chassis and Kevlar and carbon fibre body were made by Dallara. Lancia used the 3.0L V8 from the Ferrari 308, reduced it to 2.6L and added two KKK turbochargers. The result was a powerful (265 bhp) car, capable of running at the front of the pack. The only major changes for the car from 1982 were a revised front nose for better aerodynamics on the Mulsanne and a locking rear differential. Le Mans in 1983 was just the fourth outing for the LC2 and teething problems for the Martini Team continued. Just after halfway in the 13th hour, well down the order, the car's engine let go ending the race for this car. Raced by Lancia until 1985, the LC2 was the only car from a major Italian maker to contest Group C.
Model by SPARK 1/43


1985 Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83 (Le Mans 1985): Lancia's effort in the World Sportscar Championship from 1983 to 1986, powered by Ferrari turbocharged V8 engines of 2.6 or 3.0L. Reliability hampered the LC2's efforts for race wins. At Le Mans in '85, Bob Wollek and Alessandro Nannini led the race early, reliability issues again forced the team to drop out of the lead and they ultimately finished in 6th position, 14 laps down to the winner.
Model by IXO 1/43
1985 Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83 (Le Mans 1985): Finishing seventh at Le Mans in 1985, driven by Henri Pescarolo and Mauro Baldi. In the first couple of years of the Group C, the LC2 was the only serious threat to Porsche's domination. Two championship races were won by the LC2 and in its three years of activity Lancia finished second in the World Championship behind Porsche. The LC2 remains as the only Italian car ever constructed for Group C racing.
Model by IXO 1/43



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