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F.S.A (Fabbrica Sikelia Automobili)


#21

The history of these cars are amazing, great job


#22

In 1963 the F.S.A. began to expand its establishment in view of the production of the “Aetna” model.
In 1965 the sedan and coupe versions of the “Aetna” were presented at the Turin Motor Show, which were available in two versions, Premium with a 1600cc engine and Standard with a 1300cc engine, which differed in chrome and the number of front lights.

The sedan version

Aetna 1600

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear) with progressive springs
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Driver aids Hydraulic power steering
Motor four 1598cc inline cylinders DOHC with 2 Barrel carburetor that produced 92 hp at 5900 rpm and 130 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Interior
4 premium seats whit AM radio.

Performance
Top speed 158 Km / h
0-100 12.1 sec.
Power to Weight 0.058

the car files

Aetna - 1600.car (33.6 KB)

Aetna 1300

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear) with progressive springs
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Driver aids Hydraulic power steering
Motor four 1290cc inline cylinders DOHC with Twin carburetor that produced 73 hp at 5900 rpm and 105 Nm at 3600 rpm.

Interior
4 standard seats whit AM radio.

Performance
Top speed 146 Km / h
0-100 14.5 sec.
Power to Weight 0.047

the car files

Aetna - 1300.car (32.8 KB)

The Aetna 1600 was produced in 130,000 units and the Aetna 1300 in 144.213 units for a total of 274.213 units of the sedan version produced from 1965 to 1972.

(continued with the coupe version …)


#23

Aetna 1.6 SS

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Motor four 1598cc inline cylinders DOHC with Twin DCOE carburetor that produced 105 hp at 5900 rpm and 138 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Interior
2 premium seats whit AM radio.

Performance
Top speed 158 Km / h
0-100 11.3 sec.
Power to Weight 0.071

the car files
Aetna - 1.6 SS.car (32.1 KB)

Aetna 1.3 SS

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Motor four 1290cc inline cylinders DOHC with Twin DCOE carburetor that produced 88 hp at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Interior
2 standard seats whit AM radio.

Performance
Top speed 146 Km / h
Performance
Top speed 147 Km / h
0-100 12.7 sec.
Power to Weight 0.061

the car files
Aetna - 1.3 SS.car (32.7 KB)

The Aetna 1.6 SS was produced in 42,000 units and the Aetna 1.3 SS in 63,000 units for a total of 105,000 units of the coupè version produced from 1965 to 1972.

(continued with the version of Aetna 1600 for Group 2 GT races)


#24

In 1966 the racing division of F.S.A. designed and built the Aetna 1600 GTI model, I for injection, in the 500 units required for the approval in group 2 of these 150 were reworked to participate in the GT Championships.

The road version

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Motor four 1598cc inline cylinders DOHC with Mechanical injection that produced 116 hp at 6000 rpm and 144 Nm at 4500 rpm.

Interior
2 basic seats whit AM radio.

Performance
Top speed 167 Km / h
0-100 9.90 sec.
Power to Weight 0.081

the car files
Aetna - 1600 GTI (Road Version).car (36.7 KB)

The group 2 race reworked


(in the photos the car of german driver H. Kehl in the livery of the Federal German flag to celebrate the title of the 1967 European GT championship.)

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Rear longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc (Front and rear)
Motor four 1598cc inline cylinders DOHC with Mechanical injection that produced 144 hp at 7000 rpm and 153 Nm at 6300 rpm.

Interior
2 sport seats.

Performance
Top speed 179 Km / h
0-100 8.70 sec.
Power to Weight 0.102

the car files
Aetna - 1600 GTI (Group 2).car (41.4 KB)


#25

In 1965 the president of the F.S.A. he decided to make the funds available to create an official racing team that ran in the Sport Prototypes world championship with the aim of managing a prototype car with a 2000cc V8 engine.
After two years of intense technical and logistic study, the prototype Sikelia SP 2.0 car was born, which was produced in two copies and which ran in the 1967 and 1968 seasons; winning the title in the Prototype category up to 2000cc in the 1968 year.

Chassis Steel monocoque and fibre glass panels
Drivetrain Middle longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 5 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc with 2 pistons (Front and rear)
Motor V8 (90) 1997cc DOHC 4 valve per cylinder with Mechanical injection and race intake that produced 232 hp at 8100 rpm and 217 Nm at 7100 rpm.

Interior
2 sport seats.

Performance
Top speed 208 Km / h
0-100 5.95 sec.
Power to Weight 0.163

the car files
Sikelia - SP 2.0.car (44.8 KB)


#26

The Aetna positive press rewiev.

vVVV


#27

In 1969 the F.A.X. , trying to exploit the advertising derived from the victories of the Sikelia SP 2.0, put on the market a pony car that had as engine the two-liter V8, suitably reworked for road and used on the prototype of F.S.A., which was called Recife.
The Recife had the peculiarity of mounting the motor in the middle position which made it a mix between a European sports car and an American muscle car.

Chassis Galvanized Steel monocoque and Steel panels
Drivetrain Middle longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 5 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc with 1 piston (Front) solid disc 2 pistons ( rear)
Motor V8 (90) 1997cc DOHC with Mechanical injection and race intake that produced 180 hp at 6700 rpm and 200 Nm at 5700 rpm.

Interior
2 luxury seats with AM/FM Radio.

Performance
Top speed 204 Km / h
0-100 7.62 sec.
Power to Weight 0.106

the car files
FAX - Recife.car (34.5 KB)

Recife was sold from 1969 to 1972 in 8,722 units of which 3,722 were sold in the USA.


#28

The end of the 60s is a very important period for the F.S.A. because, taking advantage of the state aid for the development of southern Italy, a second plant is opened where starting from 1971 the Jonia model will be produced (coming soon …) but also because the official team of the house, the Sikelia Corse, given the excellent results of the Sikelia Prototype with 2000cc engine, he decided to install the new 3000cc engine on the same chassis and deeply revise the aerodynamics with the installation of a wing and new air intakes.

Chassis Steel monocoque and fibre glass panels
Drivetrain Middle longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 5 manual
Suspension Double Wishbone (front and rear)
Brake solid disc with 2 pistons (Front and rear)
Motor V8 (90) 2997cc DOHC 4 valve per cylinder with Mechanical injection and race intake that produced 424 hp at 9000 rpm and 360 Nm at 7300 rpm.

Interior
2 sport seats.

Performance
Top speed 255 Km / h
0-100 4.40 sec.
Power to Weight 0.276

the car files
Sikelia - SP 3.0.car (48.0 KB)

The Sikelia SP 3.0 ran in the seasons from 1969 to 1972 and despite the overwhelming power of the Parshe, the Olpine Ranault and the Ferrori managed to win three absolute victories, namely the Targa Florio, 1000 km of Brands Hatch and 6h of watkins Glen.