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Iso Lele

Iso Rivolta Lele
Iso Rivolta Lele
Production 1969-1974
285 produced
Manufacturer Iso Rivolta
Engine 5358 cc V8 Chevrolet
5736 cc V8 Ford
Transmission
Length 4650mm
Width 1750mm
Height 1350mm
Layout FR layout
Body style 2-door coupe
Weight 1610kg
Wheelbase
Designer Marcello Gandini at Bertone


Iso Lele (or Iso Rivolta Lele) was a sports coupé produced by the Italian automobile maker Iso Rivolta between 1969 and 1974. The Lele, being a 2+2-seater, filled the gap between the Grifo and the Fidia and shared its powertrain, a V8 engine and automatic gearbox from GM (when not manual), with these types. Bertone styling was used, as with the Grifo (but not the Fidia). The car is named after Lele Rivolta, wife of Piero Rivolta (son of Iso company founder Renzo).

The Chevrolet V8 5358cc engine produced 300hp in automatic version and 350hp with manual transmission.


The evolution

In 1970 the engine capacity was increased to 5736cc. A equal maximum power (300 or 350 hp), improved distribution of torque and thus the elasticity of travel.

In 1972, due to the request of GM to pay in advance engines, the Chevrolet engine was replaced with the Ford Cleveland V8. The automatic transmission also became Ford, while the manual (a 5-speed transmission) remained unchanged. In 1973, the standard version (now known as Lele IR6) was flanked by Lele IR6 Sports, with an engine enhanced to 360hp and change only manual ZF 5-speed transmission. Following the agreement with Philip Morris that led to the creation of the team Formula 1 Iso-Marlboro, was presented the Lele IR6 Marlboro. Derivative of Lele Sport version, the Marlboro, was 230lb lighter.

The production of Lele ended in December 1974, with the closure of Iso.


Production

The Lele was produced 285 , subdivided as follows:

  • Lele 300 hp (Chevrolet): 112
  • Lele 350 hp (Chevrolet): 13
  • Lele IR6 325 hp (Ford): 135
  • Lele IR6 Sport 360 hp (Ford): 20
  • Lele IR6 Sport 360hp Marlboro (Ford): 5


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ISO S.p.A.
Rivolta | Grifo | Fidia | Lele | Varedo | Grifo 90 | Grifo 96


Bertone Designs
Abarth: 1952 Abarth 1500 Coupé | 1958 Abarth 1000 GT Coupé | 1965 Abarth OT 1000 Spider

Alfa Romeo: 1953 Alfa Romeo BAT-5 | 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider | 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva | 1954 Alfa Romeo BAT-7 | 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint | 1955 Alfa Romeo BAT-9 | 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale | 1962 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint | 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint | 1962 Alfa Romeo GTA | 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale | 1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro | 1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior | 1967 Alfa Romeo Montreal | 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo | 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo | 1978 Alfa Romeo Alfetta | 1980 Alfa Romeo Alfetta 2000 | 1983 Alfa Romeo Delfino | 2003 Alfa Romeo GT
ASA: 1962 ASA Coupé
Bertone: 1970 Bertone Berlinetta | 1992 Bertone Blitz | 2003 Bertone Birusa
Ferrari: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso | 1974 Ferrari 208/308 GT4 | 1976 Ferrari Rainbow
Fiat: 1967 Fiat Dino Coupé | 1968 Fiat 850Sport Spider | 1978 Fiat Ritmo/Strada | Fiat X1/9
ISO: 1962 Iso Rivolta | 1965 Iso Grifo | 1969 Iso Lele
Lamborghini: 1967 Lamborghini Marzal | 1967 Lamborghini Miura | 1968 Lamborghini Espada | 1970 Lamborghini Urraco | 1971 Lamborghini Countach | 1974 Lamborghini Bravo | 1980 Lamborghini Athon | 1988 Lamborghini Genesis | 1990 Lamborghini Diablo
Lambretta: 1968 Lambretta Luna line: Lui, Vega & Cometa | 1969 Lambretta GP/DL Scooter
Lancia: 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero | 1972 Lancia Stratos | 1978 Lancia Sibilo
Maserati: 1972 Maserati Khamsin | 1974 Maserati Quattroporte II