What a thing, huh? A glorious Busso V6 makes its way into a stripped-out classic Lancia and we require a go
This isn’t the very first Lancia Aurelia Outlaw restomod we’ve seen. Yet it’s absolutely one of the most attracting. Like the others, it’s the work of Thornley Kelham, a Cotswolds firm that began life as a classic-car paint store in 2009 before progressing right into a restoration company.
It’s building nine Outlaws in total amount, however with simply 3 to go, the ante has been upped. In addition to the power. With 100bhp even more and also 75 kilos much less, you’re considering the Outlaw European CSL.
3 letters synonymous with removed out mass, and also therefore the Aurelia’s been treated to lightweight aluminium panels instead of handmade steel. Structure one of these takes 5,000 hrs whichever material is utilized, mind, 800 of those spent paint it. A clear nod to the company’s past job.
The CSL’s power upgrade comes thanks to among the great engines, a 3.2-litre ‘Busso’ V6 familiar from some genuinely legendary Alfa Romeos. It displaces the 2.8-litre V6 Thornley Kelham generally sticks in the Hooligan.
” The new engine will provide over of 300bhp,” we’re told, “a considerable upgrade over both the previous versions of the ‘Criminal’, at around 220bhp, as well as the original Aurelia itself, which offered around 118bhp.”
It transfers power to the back wheels via a five-speed transaxle transmission as well as a limited-slip differential. Power steering is optional, modern brakes are standard as well as there have been suspension tweaks over the firm’s other Aurelias. It must really feel appropriate, to put it simply.
” Weighing in at a little over 1,100 kg, the European CSL is incomparably light by contemporary criteria, providing an entirely different thrill to hefty contemporary road automobiles with turbocharged engines and vast tyres,” we’re guaranteed. “It provides a knifelike purity that merely can’t be recreated, also in the most chauffeur concentrated roadway autos these days.”
The indoor gets a completely integrated roll cage, typical a/c and also roll upon roll of Alcantara. As you might expect, the final specification and also appearance are bespoke to the (no question rich) customer’s tastes.