Lancia D23

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Lancia D23

The Lancia D23 was a racing car developed by Lancia in 1953 .

Development and technology

Although the Lancia D23 is referred to in many publications as the successor to the Lancia D20 , it is the open version of the closed D20 and is based on the same technology. Like the D20, the D23 had a tubular frame and internal drum brakes. The body was also manufactured by Pininfarina . The engine was also identical; a 3 liter V6 engine that developed 217 hp.

Racing history

The D23 made its racing debut at a national sports car race in Monza . At the wheel were José Froilán González , who drove the car with chassis number 0001, and Felice Bonetto in chassis 0002. While Gonzáles retired with a damaged clutch, Bonetto finished second overall. This was followed by operations in hill climbs and sports car races in Italy. Piero Taruffi celebrated the only race win with a D23 at a race in Monsanto in June 1953 .

In the 1953 Carrera Panamericana poli-oriented Eugenio Castellotti - with co-driver Carlo Luoni - his D23 to third place overall and completed the triple victory of Lancia. Giovanni Bracco in the second D23 entered was out after an accident.

Web links

Commons : Lancia D23  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Information about the D23