The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour Season 3 Filming – Fiat X1/9

We saw a very Jeremy car and a very James car in the Scotland filming of a Season 3 episode. Following up those two is a very Richard car; the Fiat X1/9…in my favorite color, no less!

The Fiat X1/9 was a two-seater mid-engined sports car manufactured by Fiat and designed by Bertone. Between the years of 1972-1982, Fiat manufactured the car, and the following year, Bertone took over manufacturing duties until 1989.

The X1/9 featured a transverse engine and gearbox in a mid-mounted configuration, which led tot he X1/9 being known for its excellent handling. The earlier models of the X1/9 featured a 1,290cc I4 from a Fiat 128, which produced a blistering 74 HP.

The later models in the US featured a 1,498cc I4 engine, giving it a modest bump in power to 67 HP from the original US 1,290cc engine that made 63 HP.

So basically, Richard is going to lose every challenge unless it’s a handling challenge of some sort.


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Tony Hsieh

Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, comics, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that Tony loves (in addition to his family, of course). When he's not spending his time writing tech reviews for, Tony puts his lifetime love of muscle cars to use on his 2015 Mustang GT. Tony's top three favorite cars are the 1973 Mustang Mach 1, Ferrari 458, and Aston Martin DBS.

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