Monday, 21 February 2011

Iso Fidia

For the discerning family man, there are a few choices of transport if the Maserati Quattroporte is considered a little too obvious: the Bitter SC, the De Tomaso Deauville, the Aston Martin Lagonda... but for true unusualness, there's no rival for the Iso Fidia. Built between 1967-75, the Giugiaro-penned leviathan was powered by a 300bhp Chevrolet V8, allowing it to growl to 60mph in around seven seconds. Interior fit and finish was sublimely luxurious, as you'd hope in a car that cost more than a Rolls Royce. Credentials were good too, with John Lennon having bought the second Fidia off the line.

They're pretty tough to track down these days though... Iso only built 192 of them. But if you can get your hands on one, you'll be driving what Iso described in their brochures as both the world's fastest four-seater and the world's most exotic four-seater. And neither of those is a bad claim.

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