Iso Fidia

Iso Fidia

About this Quattro-Porte:

Iso Fidia
The Iso Fidia, full name Iso Rivolta Fidia, was initially launch at the 1967 Frankfurt Motorshow as Iso S4. The car was an attempt of Piero Rivolta to launch a four door sports saloon in response to the recently launched Maserati Quattroporte. He asked Ghia’s top designer Giorgetto Giugiaro to design his “quattro poltrone piu veloci del mondo” (“the four fastest seats in the world” as apposed to Maserati’s claim “the fastest four door saloon in the world”). The early S4 model was very poor in build quality mainly because of the poor body quality delivered by Ghia. Therefore Piero decided to make some technical updates (based on press feedback on e.g. slow steering) and moved the body production to his own Iso factory in Varedo. In 1969 he relaunched the car as Fidia at a grand press meeting in Athens. Same as other Iso automobiles, the Fidia also had Italian design and luxury combined with American musle: a V8 Chevrolet engine. After years of production and famous owners such as John Lennon, the produced stopped in 1973. Iso Rivolta seized production altogether in 1974, killed off by the raging oil crisis.

Technical specification Iso Fidia:

    1. Engine: 5,4 Liter (5358 cc) V8 Chevrolet – later 5,7 liter (5769 cc) V8 Ford
    1. Transmission: 3 speed Ford “Cruise-O-Matic” or a ZF 5-speed manual
    1. Power: 350HP (Ford 300HP)
    1. Wheelbase: 285 cm (112 in)
    1. Length: 498 cm (196 in)
    1. Width: 178 cm (70.1 in)
    1. Height: 132 cm (52.0 in)
    1. Weight: 1,580 kg (3,483 lb)
    1. Top speed: 230 KM/h (143 MPH)
    1. 0-100 KM/h: approx. 7,5 seconds
    1. Production number: 192
    1. Designer: Giorgetto Giugiaro (Ghia)

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