Lancia Thema 8.32 I° Series 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

Lancia Thema 8.32 I° Series 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

Lancia Thema 8.32 I° Series 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

The Lancia Thema is an executive big car produced by the Italian automaker Lancia, between 1984 and 1994, serving as flagship and one of four cars to share the Type Four platform alongside the Alfa Romeo 164, Fiat Croma and Saab 9000. The Thema was first shown in Turin Motor Show in 1984.
First shown at the Turin Auto Show in 1986, the Thema 8.32 (“8” standing for the number of cylinders and “32” for the number of valves) was assembled at Lancia’s S. Paolo plant in Turin. It used a 2927 cc, Tipo F105L, Ferrari V8. This engine was based on the unit used in the Ferrari 308 and in the Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole, and some of the componentry was assembled by Ducati from castings made at Maranello. The engine differed from other Ferrari V8s of the time in that it was equipped with a cross-plane type crankshaft rather than the usual flat-plane crankshaft, smaller valves and different firing order. All this to make the engine characteristics more suitable in a four-door luxury saloon. Both Series 1 and 2 cars in non catalysed form produced 215 PS (158 kW; 212 hp) and were capable of 0–100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and 240 km/h (149 mph) whilst catalysed versions were slightly detuned to 205 PS (151 kW; 202 hp) which gave 0–100 km/h in 7.2 seconds and 235 km/h (146 mph).
The car offered stunning performance and excellent refinement, including a luxurious hand made wood-and- optional leather interior by Poltrona Frau complete with similar luxury equipment as LX versions of the Thema. Unfortunately, a price tag of £40,000 (or more) in Britain, and the fact that only left hand drive versions were produced, limited its appeal with only 9 being officially sold there. This version of the Thema also sold in limited numbers in Italy with 2370 Series 1 built between 1986 and 1988 and 1601 Series 2 built between 1989 and 1992. Thema was the first car to feature electronically raised rear spoiler, that in closed position would fit flashly with the boot lid. One Thema 8.32 was converted to Right hand Drive by TAK Motor Co. in South Africa in 1985 for the MD of TAK.
Its key competitors were some of the fastest saloon models of the late 1980s including the Audi 100 Quattro, BMW M535i, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth and Opel Lotus Omega/Vauxhall Lotus Carlton.
Five non catalyst Thema 8.32s were exported to Taiwan and 2 of them still survive today.
It is avaialble in two different packaging, the Premium in only 24 pcs and Standard one.

Lancia Thema 8.32 I° Series 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

Lancia Thema 8.32 I° Series 1:18 Scale Model by BBR

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