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ISO Rivolta S4-Fidia

Overview

Produced: 1968-1974, 192 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors

When Renzo Rivolta died in 1966 aged 55, his 26 year old son Piero took over the business.  The first thing he did was design a four-door car which was shown in Frankfurt in 1967 as the ISO S4-Fidia.  The body had been designed by the then still young Giorgetto Giugiaro and the car was built by his boss's company of Ghia in Turin.  This was a large car with a 2,850 mm (112 in) wheelbase.  The length from bumper to bumper was 4,970 mm (195 in).  At first known as the S4 - the S4-Fidia name did not come into use until 1969 - this was available in two models with a choice of two engines, although initially only with a Chevrolet Corvette 327 engine of 5,354 cc; the Ford V-8 engine came later.  Piero Rivolta claimed that his Fidia was the fastest production saloon in the world.  The top speed was between 137 and 144 mph (220 - 230 kph) so he certainly did not have many cars that could keep up with it.  Such performance was certainly remarkable for a car that weighed 1,620 kg (3,564 lb). 

The ISO Fidia was an expensive car.  It cost more than a 4-door Maserati and was more than twice the price of a Jaguar XJ6 with a 4.2 litre engine.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
5354cc0 0mm x 0mm0

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
137 mph0 s0 mpg304 bhp 5000

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
0' 112"0' 0"0' 0"0' 195"0' 0" 0 (0)0' 0"
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