1960 -Arpos Lipari and Limited Edition “Vulcano”
In 1960 the “Lipari” model is presented and its limited edition variant “volcano”
This is a cabrio belonging to the Fun Sport category, with a turn in the supercar for the “Vulcano”
Aesthetically, the line is based on the classic canons of the 55-56 era, recalling at times the Lancia Aurelia, Austin Healey, Triumph, AC. Not being particularly innovative, however, is appreciated for its clean and simple lines.
The Lipari is presented with a motorization of 2000 cc in-line 4-cylinder engine, with a horsepower of 147 horses , the engine even if small displacement looks like a little gem for the avant-garde details of the era as top end and bottom in Alluminum, 16 valves and was specially designed for the “Lipari”
The chassis relies on a chassis composed of light monocoque. combined with a landslide system in solid disc, and double wishbone front and rear.
The car has the following services
Top speed 182 km/h
0-100 in 10 second, nearest 1g at cornering.
and it was available in the following colors
-celeste, red italy, british green.
Concluding the “Lipari” is the ideal car to enjoy the streets along the sea with the wind in your hair, for long weekends or why not used every day.
The “Vulcano” version, produced in 336 specimens, is easily recognizable from view by the enlarged wheel arches and other small details.
Although remained unchanged in the components, the Engineers to accommodate the most powerful V8 engine of 3000 cc, already mounted on the GT “Maiella” also presented that year, had to widen the track, increase the diameter of the rims to accommodate a braking system more powerful.
The Engine in the same configuration of the Maiella of 229 horse power for 297 NM manages to Push the “Volcano” at a maximum speed of 222 km/h with an acceleration from 0-100 in 6,78 sec, managing to be faster than the excellent GT.
for the first time a symbol of the “Pegasus” appears on an Arpos car, identifying the most prestigious Arpos from that moment on.
The color available is only the Mica Navy Blue, which recalls the color of the sea with the black sands of the Aeolian island.
The “volcano” made the “Arpos Scuderia” appreciate even more in the American market, asking for a large-scale version of the construction company.
Music to listen while drive this cars:
MINA- Il Cielo In Una Stanza (1960)
MINA -Tintarella di Luna (1960)
Fred Buscaglione-Eri Piccola (1960)
Adriano Celentano- Impazzivo per te (1960)
Dalida -les Enfants du piree (1960)
Neil Sedaka- oh Carol (1960)
Theme from " A Summer Place" Percy Feith (1960)
Apache- The Shadow(1960)
E.Presley- the girl of my bestfriend(1960)
In 1961 the Arpos decided to use the “Vulcan” version as an official racing car. After the countless tests Between a “Maiella” and a Vulcan equipped with an enhanced version of the 3000 cc V8 derived from the Road Series it is decided to officialize this last model.
The engine in the competition version is able to deliver a good 274 hp and a torque of 331 NM pushing the cars to 232 km / h with a recovery of 6.91 sec for 0-100kmh.
This was made possible by intervening on small measures of compression and ignition as well as revisiting the exhaust system and suction, managing to keep the fuel consumption almost identical.
On the speech of the frame The Lipari-Vulcano mounts a monoscossa chassis, useful for a torsional resistance, but which limited the lightening of the car, which results to weigh about 1200 kg anyway.
For this reason the maximum speed and acceleration were not very different from the road version.
The result is 10 cars beyond the regular production of the Volcano, 2 of them have been totally destroyed in accidents of Race, making it result today only 8 cars remaining.
In 1962 Lipari restyling is launched.
This revisitation is deeper and concerns both the mechanical and the aesthetic aspect.
The car on the aesthetic level has been very revised. It is a question of giving a more important aspect to Lipari, abandoning the simplicity of the first hour.
The front and rear looks have been completely redesigned with new optical units, an infinite number of support chromium plating, new wheel rims, new upholstery and sound system, rear view mirrors rearrangement.
The engine has been revised, the displacement has been increased to 2300cc, with a power of 146cv and 203NM also managing to improve fuel consumption.
With this version La Lipari advances in popularity, was able to be a good car, with an affordable price but not for all, the middle ground between a car of exclusive prestige and a car of greater popularity.
No other colors were added to the catalog.
N.B. Arpos Lipari and Vulcano Are cars optimized…i mean no yellow, blu or read lights when project is finished.