Saturday, December 8, 2012

Simca 1000 Rallye 2-1977

SIMCA 1000 RALLYE 2 ....







In 1935, a former scrap of Italian origin, Henri Pigozz i, based in Nanterre society " Simca "whose early activity are closely related to Fiat because in reality the cars produced are Simca-Fiat. The first model is the Simca 5, which is actually a Fiat 500 Topolino rise in France. After the war in the 50s, " Simca "find the complete autonomy of its projects and launches Aronde this famous family that will ensure its success and finally allow him to redeem the manufacturer Unic truck and tractor manufacturer Someca. The brand " Simca "will be taken successively by Chrysler and Peugeot, it will be abandoned in 1980 in favor of Talbot. It is today part of PSA Peugeot Citroën Heritage ....



In 1961 Simca proudly presents its new purpose will be a popular model of conquest. The Simca 1000 is a small 4-door sedan with engine position door to rear overhang, which is in the tone of the time. The following year, Bertone coupe signed is presented and marketed, but with a small engine and physics too slender to be sporty, it is a coupe sports a real ladies. While Renault makes a 180 ° turn with the Gordini from 8 to 12, Simca advantage of this change to replace the R 8 Gordini in the heart of enthusiasts with its popular model, and one of the main objectives is to make a cheap vehicle. Simca 1000 Rallye is a model sports car derived from the Simca 1000 series. The physical cut 1000 is seriously revised in character, and most importantly, performance and chassis are finally revised upwards. The suspension is completely redesigned, management has been significantly improved accuracy and consistency by abandoning the ancient technique and roller screw, it has been advantageously replaced by a rack system a lot more current to make the Simca 1000 rally sport really ....



Look at the outside, the changes are less obvious but very real and it is a real facelift blowing across the range and above the Simca 1000 Rallye . To boost a range that has already 10 years Simca will use a method that has worked with Renault Gordini Cup. Also in 1969, Henry Way, with support from the manufacturer launches Challenge Simca. This award includes all aspiring pilots cut 1200 S owners, CG and even improved Simca 1000. This is the winning idea Simca, as soon as this challenge was an immediate success due to its low cost and more sales Simca 1000 rose significantly. Engineers have taken a box of Simc'4 (the economic version of 1000) and the group of the 1000 Special. Simca is for any profit since investments are more limited and customers is happiness in terms of prices. For this reduced price, Simca offers a glare matte black hood, bucket seat for the driver and round dials. Outside the car, the rear cover is surrounded by two transverse bands with the monogram "Simca". Finally the small bombinette Simca 1000 Rallye will be a success that will be available in four versions, called Rally Rally 1 and Rally Rally 2 3 ....



The Simca 1000 Rallye 2 stands out wipers enlarged matte black, projectors additional iodine, type mirror shells, a black hood matte black wheels without hubcaps and a Sardinian red body color, canary yellow, green white mustard or decorated with black transverse bands at the rear. Launched in 1972, the Rally 2 is equipped with an air intake fitted under the front bumper to cool the water cooler now located at the front. Rear spoiler black rubber mat is also appearing on the bonnet. Weight distribution and improved brakes with 4 disks are those of 1200 S Coupe while the chassis is obviously enhanced. The interior sees his dash move timidly with strapping counters rather than chrome but matte black, but the inside is still black with the adjustable driver bucket seat and steering wheel three-spoke sport a diameter of 35.6 cm . Other developments, the dynamo is a party to oblivion, the alternator is finally set and especially essential to mount a ramp leading from the perspective of competition. The chassis is the biggest new evidence, so much so that the new settings will be deployed found across the range from 1000 to 1972. The rear and evolves significantly with wishbone always oblique, but equipped with welded reinforcements. Geometry progresses from a 3 ° negative camber which will become characteristic of Simca 1000 Rallye 2 ....



Regarding the mechanics of the amazing Simca 1000 Rallye 2 is the engine of the 1100 TI, which is used but this time powered by two double body Solex carburettors. This is a four cylinder 1294 cm3 tumbled who now develops 82 hp at 6000 rev / min and a torque of 9.36 kgm at 3600 r / min. The Simca 1000 Rallye 1 and 2 share the same engine block, thus benefit concert many technical improvements, the thicker walls of the engine block, the new crankshaft and flywheel, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder head original Simca 1100 Ti, larger valves, the compression ratio lower than 9.5, and the largest diameter of the inlet. Transmission is entrusted to a four-speed manual box. Thereby changing performance with a maximum speed of 180 km / h, a 0 to 100 km / h in about 14 seconds gone and crossed kilometer standing start to 32 "5. Nowadays the amazing Simca 1000 Rallye 2 has become a model rather sought Vintage Classic ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: 4 cylinder in-line
  • Displacement: 1294 cm3
  • Power: 82 hp at 6000 rev / min
  • Torque: 9.36 kgm at 3600 r / min
  • Speed: 180 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 14'' 0
  • Performance: 1000 m DA 32'' 5

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