Fiat Uno Profile

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Fiat Uno General Information

Quite a successful car as small and torquey. It was used for a one makes championhsip, but it was also seen in WRC events where it got some rather surprising results.

Well, it is a favourite point of me as the author, I am a turbo fan, so excuse some bias. But it is always a good idea to create power in taking a small engine and turbo charge it. Compared to gain your BHP through a bigger engine, a small cc turbo with the same BHP output means the engine is lighter, more cost effective and more torquey, meaning in every aspect you have a super efficient engine. In the case of the Uno Turbo already in standard road trim, you have 105BHP from a 1300cc engine! Since this is not even a 16v, you easily need a 2000cc to find the same BHP and that will still be heavier, dearer and less torquey than the 1300cc turbo!

As well turbos are quite easy to tune without needing to stretch budget and reliability through higher revs. The groupA version of the Fiat Uno Turbo only needed minor tweaks to reach 150BHP! That is in a car weighing less than 900kg! Plus the Uno came with a well designed body shell and good handling.

Clearly, the Uno Turbo may never have been intended to be any number at WRC level, but it is easy to see why people like Gianni del Zoppo or Alessandro Fiorio liked taking it to WRC events and managed to get results out of it that made their names remembered.

Apropos number, if Fiat hadn't invented proper names, the Uno (Italian One) would have been called the Fiat 146. The Uno was a rather overdue successor to the Fiat 127, and still, after the launch of the Uno (146) the 127 was assembled in South America as the Fiat 147.
 

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Fiat Uno Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
BHP@
RPM
Torque
(Nm)@
RPM
Length
Width
Height
Weight
(Kg/BPM
Ratio)
 
Trans.
(W'base)
Fiat Uno Turbo (86-88) 150/6000 191/3500 3644.1565.1415 875 (5.8) FWD (2362)

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Fiat Uno Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
23rd. 1988 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Deila . UNKNOWN #27 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
23rd. 1987 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Magaud . UNKNOWN #106 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
10th. 1987 WRC Rallye de Portugal J. Recalde J. del Buono #12 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal G. del Zoppo L. Roggia #22 [UNKNOWN] 8:07:36
10th. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally M. Rayneri S. Cassina #24 [UNKNOWN] 8:40:00

Fiat Uno Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1991 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Longhi . UNKNOWN #57 [UNKNOWN] SS99 crash
Ret. 1988 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Magaud . UNKNOWN #48 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye San Remo A. Fiorio L. Pirollo #28 [UNKNOWN] SS99 event disqualified from WRC - 7th
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye San Remo G. del Zoppo L. Roggia #12 [UNKNOWN] SS2 turbo
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye San Remo M. Pregliasco . UNKNOWN #14 [UNKNOWN] SS6 withdrawn
Ret. 1986 WRC Rally of Finland M. Sundström V. Silander #15 [UNKNOWN] SS13 suspension
Ret. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally G. del Zoppo L. Roggia #10 [UNKNOWN] SS1 suspension
Ret. 1986 WRC Acropolis Rally A. Fiorio L. Pirollo #26 [UNKNOWN] SS35 electrics
Ret. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse A. Fiorio L. Pirollo #52 [UNKNOWN] SS17 withdrawn - after Toivonen crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse G. del Zoppo L. Roggia #8 [UNKNOWN] SS11 engine mountings
Ret. 1986 WRC Tour de Corse M. Rayneri S. Cassina #18 [UNKNOWN] SS2 engine
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal M. Rayneri C. Cassina #24 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Fiorio . UNKNOWN #26 [UNKNOWN] SS23 driveshaft
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo G. del Zoppo L. Roggia #19 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Fiorio L. Pirollo #24 [UNKNOWN] SS8 crash
Ret. 1986 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo M. Rayneri C. Cassina #21 [UNKNOWN] SS16 engine