1963 / 1966
The fastest four-door saloon of the 1960s: its top speed ranged from 210 to 230 km/h, depending on engine, gearbox and driving style. Designer Pietro Frua drew inspiration from the 5000 GT made for the Aga Khan two years earlier. The body was produced by Officine Vignale (772 in total). The car had a newly designed chassis, with a front subframe. Initially, the car was fitted with rear suspension similar to the DeDion, but from 1966 this was replaced by a rigid axle. The engine was a newly designed V8, with a capacity of 4.2 litres and a power output of 260 bhp (from 1966 the car became available with a 4.7-litre engine and a power output of 290 bhp), fed by four naturally aspirated carburettors; ignition was simple, the gearbox was 5-speed manual, or 3-speed automatic.