Considering the Aprilia blazed such a trail, it’s scarcely believable that Lancia went and did the same with the Aurelia. The main advance was the engine – the world’s first production V6; a 60-degree design developed during World War Two. It was smooth and lusty, and proved the perfect power unit for long distance touring – and in the B10 saloon version was initially available in 1754 and 1991cc forms. The wind-cheating styling was developed with assistance from Pininfarina and, looking at it today, it seems amazing that it first hit the streets in 1951.
The LANCIA Aurelia release date is to be announced on Saloon.