Lancia Theta

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Lancia Theta Torpedo Coloniale, 1917
Lancia Theta Torpedo Coloniale, 1917
Production period: 1913-1919
Class : Upper class
Body versions : Touring car , Phaeton , limousine
Engines: Otto engine :
4.9 liters (51 kW)
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 1615 mm
Wheelbase : 3100-3378 mm
Empty weight : 1060 kg
Previous model Lancia Epsilon
successor Lancia Kappa

The Lancia Theta is an automobile made by Lancia and was produced from 1913 to 1918. It is a revision of the Lancia Epsilon . The name followed the manufacturer's nomenclature, naming the cars according to the Greek alphabet. The chassis was available with two wheelbases, the most popular body shape , the Lancia Theta Torpedo Coloniale , in the torpedo shape customary at the time.

The Theta was the first car in Europe to have a 6 volt electrical system from Charles Kettering and was also the first car with a starter and a lighted cockpit. The installation of the starter was initiated by Vincenzo Lancia , who wanted to get rid of the annoying cranking before driving. Other patents that were used for the first time were a three-way adjustable steering column , a chain-operated gear brake and a new type of drum brake .

The drive was less innovative, a four-cylinder engine that had been adopted from the Lancia IZ commercial vehicle and enabled a top speed of 120 km / h with 70 hp.

A total of 1696 vehicles of this type were built.

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