As the army approached, Liu and one of his workmen dug a giant hole in their garden, to keep the collection safe. Prije posjeta Portugalu ili Brazilu, obavezno prvo k Marijani! No, it had features and competence. Part of the problem is political: But as we know also most of customers which can afford this sort of car do not want to stand out too much from their peers driving around in boring Mercs and BMs..
Whilst the chassis and power train of the Thesis were quite conventional, Lancia was in some sense leading the way by encrusting the mechanicals with a dizzying superabundance of extra equipment, digital trinkets and electric novelties, more than one could list fully in the space allowed. But what if Lancia had offered a more comfortable, more pleasant alternative? The suspension design was a mix of the ordinary and the clever. My feeling is that Lancia should have made a smaller, C-D class car like the and matched its driving character. We have a few Kappa articles here plus a Trevi test drive. Perhaps it would have been better if the Thesis had been a car in the Mondeo class, rather than trying to offer S-class size for a less than E-class price. Again, felt light, darty, compliant, much smaller by comparison.
You would think it would be far more feasible to sensitively control a wide range of ride and handling set-ups using hydraulic valves, sensors and electronics, than it would on conventionally sprung cars. We can conclude that the market is very intolerant of what are, to be objective, very small variations from thesjs norm. The legroom is plentiful, more than enough to sprawl out during a long trip from Rome to Cap Ferrat.
The Thesis is not a go-kart. At the rear were installed multiple-arm suspension elements, designed to provide a good capacity to absorb impacts.
But it is something to be aware of nonetheless. And they are handled well. I doubt pitro was intentional. Like the good butler, it is keeping its personality, its means of operation, completely hidden. View all posts by richard herriott.
When shaping the bodysides I presume the designers were hoping for cool restraint but instead achieved banality.
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The theme then was of evocative classicism underpinned by the latest in automotive technology. Even a Jaguar XJ seems a bit glacial in comparison while the similarly priced S-type is embarrassingly Crown Victoria.
If lanncia can live with that, though, it sounds like a good car for your requirements. I wanted to notice the steering character rather than to notice I could not detect anything either way. All this was done with microchips smaller than your thumbnail.
Lancia Thesis V6 Review – Driven To Write
The diamond shaped headlamps are powerful Xenon units. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A 2 litre soft turbo, a 2. Both the modern Citroen and potrl modern Lancia seem like fuzzy interpretations of their forebears, created from a third generation template where essential details have been lost in each transcription. However, I am not the only user and have to compromise. Lybra has that too, but adds another option, switching to fully manual too.
If you like this article, please feel free to post a comment below. Whilst the chassis and power train of the Thesis were quite conventional, Lancia was in some sense ptro the way by encrusting the mechanicals with a dizzying superabundance of extra equipment, digital trinkets and electric novelties, more than one could list fully in the space allowed. Putting it very bluntly, the Thesis is singularly unobtrusive, lncia nothing so much as a really talented butler.
Kappa has smoothish ride, but many are as good or better. Would love Skyhook, which works on the Maserati.
The construction of the Thesis was fairly conventional: I drive on cruise control most of the time. And the steering is pleasantly light, quite direct but not nervous and the car had a crisp bite to the turn-in.
Naturally, the boot lid is power operated, requiring merely nudge of a button to open and a slight push to close. Independent multilink suspension, coil springs with telescopic Skyhook adaptive damping, torsion bar.
But then I thought Vel Satis was fun too.
I know it well. Did you find out what you wanted to know?