Lancia Aurelia Outlaw Euro CSL revealed with 3.2 Busso V6 – Information by

Lancia Aurelia Outlaw Euro CSL revealed with 3.2 Busso V6

For those who thought the chop-top phenomenon was restricted to American hotrods based mostly on Ford Mannequin As, suppose once more as a result of British restorer Thornley Kelham has utilized the identical method to European icons just like the Lancia Aurelia in its ‘Outlaw’ restomod collection. To complete off the 9 automobile run, TK has revealed a European CSL specification for the ultimate three items, every that includes a group of additional chassis upgrades, an aluminium physique and Alfa Romeo’s iconic Busso V6 engine. 

Every of the three items can be constructed to its homeowners visible specs, however the technical package deal can be constant between them beginning with the Aurelia’s physique and body, which have been additional strengthened and modified to deal with the close to three-times energy improve the CSL affords. The largest change in comparison with normal Aurelia Outlaws (if you happen to can name them that) is the change to an aluminium physique instead of the earlier metal.

This reduces weight by as a lot as 75kg, and is hand rolled and overwhelmed just like the metal physique to create the distinctive chopped roof that so clearly identifies Outlaw fashions. TK estimates a single automobile takes 2200 man hours to strengthen, prep and form the bodywork, which then sees one other 800 hours in paint prep. 

The engine can be a brand new merchandise for the CSL, which now makes use of a 3.2-litre iteration of Alfa Romeo’s Busso V6. Some work has been accomplished to the engine, together with porting, sprucing and balancing the heads, whereas new mapping and a bespoke exhaust system liberate an estimated 300bhp, round 50bhp greater than the Busso’s most potent 247bhp software in late-model 147 and 156 GTAs. Energy is shipped to the rear wheels through a five-speed transaxle, which additionally homes a restricted slip differential and a completely bespoke unbiased rear suspension setup. 

The CSL’s entrance suspension has undergone its personal modifications, with extra setup and {hardware} adjustments, whereas the brakes are additionally now discs reasonably than the drums of ordinary Aurelias. 

However why the chopped roof, you could be asking? Effectively all Outlaw Aurelias have been in-built homage to Giovanni Bracco’s one-off Mille Miglia Le Mans Aurelia B20GT, which additionally featured a lowered roof for the Pescara 6-hour race in 1951 to assist aero at a time when little or no was recognized about racing automobile aerodynamics. This was the very automobile that Thornley Kelham restored and took to Pebble seaside in 2015, making them ideally suited candidates to create this fascinating collection of restomods. 

The top of the Aurelia’s Outlaw collection doesn’t recommend the top of TK’s restomod ambitions although, confirming that that is just the start of a brand new collection of European CSL tasks it is going to undertake within the coming years. 

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