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Laguna
02-01-2005, 10:27 AM
here is an article from <A HREF="http://www.italiaspeed.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italiaspeed.com</A> along with pictures found at <A HREF="http://www.autoweek.nl/forum/read.php?f=12&i=65629&t=65629" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.nl/forum/r...65629</A>:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Spy shots have appeared confirming the existence of a performance version of Lancia's popular Ypsilon supermini.<p>Likely to called 'Sport' when it debuts at Geneva in a month's time, the latest addition to the Lancia range heralds a much-anticipated return to sporting values for the luxury arm of the Fiat Group.<p>The new model will be powered by the same 150bhp 1.9 16V Multijet diesel which is already available in the Alfa Romeo 147 and GT Coupe. In these cars it offers sprightly performance, so the signs regarding the potential performance of the (lighter) Ypsilon Multijet are promising indeed.<p>The car seen in these photos runs on 17-inch alloy wheels, new-design bumpers, lower and firmer suspension than the standard car, and appears to have a unique twin-pipe exhaust. The wheels in particular fill out the arches of the car very well, completely abolishing the slightly under-tyred look of the standard versions and perhaps hinting at a wider track to complement the increased performance.<p>The nature of the car, a sporting variant fitted with a diesel engine, means that while it cannot hope to trump the ultimate, raucous, petrol-powered hot hatches (such as the forthcoming new-generation Punto Abarth, Renault Clio 182, Peugeot 206 GTI 180, Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 and Opel Corsa GSi) on performance, it represents an upmarket, more refined and punchy take in the Lancia tradition, and is a worthy addition to the lineup.<p>Instead, it can be regarded as a rival for the new Seat Ibiza Cupra diesel, Skoda's Fabia vRS, Volkswagen's Polo GT and Ford's Fiesta ST150. To be competitively priced, the car is set to carve out its own niche in the burgeoning diesel hot hatch market and carry on the successful sales performance of the existing models.<p>The previous Y featured a variant known as the Elefantino Rosso, which whilst keeping the standard 80bhp 1.2 16V engine of other models, also included a close-ratio gearbox and lowered suspension to enable the driver to make the most of the available performance, while if one delves even further back into the history books, we arrive at the Y10 Turbo.<p>Developing 85bhp, this was at the time the most powerful 1-litre production car ever built, which in a car of the Y10's light weight made for entertaining performance to say the least. This was eventually superseded in 1989 by a 78bhp, 1300cc normally-aspirated unit, dubbed GTie, which kept up Lancia's efforts in the class until the arrival of the 1995 Y.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.bmh-images.com/english/photos/2002/lancia_ypsilon/04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.bmh-images.com/english/photos/2002/lancia_ypsilon/05.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source BMH Images (Thanks BMH)<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/lancialover/ypsilon_sport_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/lancialover/ypsilon_sport_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://betha23.altervista.org/immagini/Y-Sport.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Unknown; found at Autoweek.nl<p><br><i>Modified by Santeno at 2:07 PM 2/1/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 2:09 PM 2/1/2005</i>

Ash_Barrett
02-01-2005, 12:20 PM
This is a lovely car and i plan to buy an Ypsilon one day. But what a shame to put a Diesel engine in a sporty version... :(

Laguna
02-01-2005, 12:22 PM
LOL. THere putting a diesel in a sporty little car. HAHAHAHA

JBlair
02-01-2005, 12:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOL. THere putting a diesel in a sporty little car. HAHAHAHA</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Have you looked at Skoda, Seat or Ford lately? Sporty diesels are starting to creep into the mainstream european market.

Pedigreepaul
02-01-2005, 12:40 PM
The black one is an original proto from the Ypsilon...

Reppu
02-02-2005, 12:13 AM
This car would make no sense. The Ypsilon is all about style and luxury (compared with cars of the same size). Ypsilon and Sport are incompatible words imo.

bm88
02-02-2005, 01:40 AM
This thing actually looks pretty cool, but I think they should focus on a possible CC version, <b> AND GET THEM INTO BRITAIN!</b> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

MrMGMan
02-02-2005, 03:52 AM
Its a shame all their development work on the Ypsilon Sport will be rendered pointless by the fact that its still based on the old Punto chassis.

Tidal
02-02-2005, 04:08 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This car would make no sense. The Ypsilon is all about style and luxury (compared with cars of the same size). Ypsilon and Sport are incompatible words imo.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. Lancia does have a big legacy in sport cars, but the y doesnt really look like the right car to bring the heritage back. Maybe someone at FIAT has realized that the " Alfa is sport, Lancia is luxury " theory isnt really working that well for Lancia, but still, imo, they should be concentrating on a Delta replacement. Or maybe, having a little diesel pocket rocket with plush is a luxury, i dont know... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

summersun54
02-02-2005, 06:35 AM
There is some conflict in the application of this car all right. It is marketed (in its other variants) as a luxury car) so a sporty one is a bit odd. But why not combine the two. Any out and out luxury car maker is suffering because their cars are very comfortable to waft around in but not to drive..(Now I know there is a difference as this is a small car, But lancia are meant to be the luxury arm of Fiat auto) so why not now combine sporty with luxury. If they expand it to their full range of cars it may impact on Alfa Romeo but worry about that later<br> I love the lancia y..It’s only a pity they don’t sell n RHD markets anymore.<p>Buy what is great is that lancia are returning to their sporty roots again.. <br>So open your arms and welcome this lovely car..<br>

Laguna
02-02-2005, 09:15 AM
So let me get this straight this car was suppose to be about luxury and style. Their MPV which is crossed between the C8, Fiats big MPV (not Multipla) and the 807. This MPV has luxury and style.

drugmirko
02-02-2005, 11:51 AM
<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So let me get this straight this car was suppose to be about luxury and style. Their MPV which is crossed between the C8, Fiats big MPV (not Multipla) and the 807. This MPV has luxury and style.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, you have to look at it's size or market segmet... Ypsilon is smal city car. B segment I think (I cant get use to this new clasification <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> ). it's direct competition in segment are Opel Corsa, VW Polo, Renault Clio, Fiat Punto... compared to them Ypsilon is quite luxury car. it's styling, used materials, pricing... they all are bit above the main streem competition. something like A3 is "more" than Golf. or if you want in "other words"... if it wouldn't be like it is, it would be Kia Picanto <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and I didn't get that part about MPV... Ypsilon based MPV is called Mussa and that realy is posh version of Fiat Idea.

Laguna
02-02-2005, 11:56 AM
How many seats does it have? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">. The one I was talking about has 7 to 8 seats. Its not a version of the Fiat Idea by the way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">. I dont mean to be rude to anyone. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-02-2005, 12:08 PM
no sweat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ... I know, you talked about Phedra MPV. it has seven seats and is a large luxury van:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/Articles/1788/promenade2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Ypsilon based MPV/minivan has five seats and is the size of Opel Meriva or Renault Modus:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/3949.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/3950.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/4063.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/4062.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>pictures from autoweek.nl

Laguna
02-02-2005, 12:14 PM
The Phedra is exactly what im talking about. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">. I think I had seen the Ypsilon MPV in 1999. I have a gold Phedra with alloy wheels. I didn't know what to get the Grand Voygar or the Phedra. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-02-2005, 12:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Phedra is exactly what im talking about. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">. I think I had seen the Ypsilon MPV in 1999. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> naa.. you couldn't... cause they presented it in 2004 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> .... it's that or you're psychic and you can se far future <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>btw nice choice, Phedra <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Laguna
02-02-2005, 12:28 PM
Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> . How about the Grand Voyager? I saw some pics on google in 1999 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

r0b
02-23-2005, 01:50 PM
Some pics..sorry, but the text is in German<p><IMG SRC="http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/pics/28/95/68/0x306x153x1,property=original.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/pics/28/95/67/8x306x153x1,property=original.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/generator/www.sport1.de/Sportarten/Motorvision/Auto/News/Lancia/Meldungen/ypsilonsport__mel.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sport1.de/coremedia....html</A>