Lancia Orca (Italdesign) (1982)
Cx and compartment are the goals for the Orca project, which is based on the Lancia Delta 4×4 Turbo engine and platform.
Orca is a two-volume berline project with four doors and four seats that blends aerodynamics and habitability.
The Medusa concept from two years ago serves as inspiration for this design even though the mechanical plan is completely different: transversal front engine and four-wheel drive that may be separated.
Orca strikes the ideal combination between aerodynamic performance and internal habitability on a mechanical architecture that does not permit the Medusa’s low and outlined front hood. Its length is comparable to that of an Audi 80, and it has more than 170 mm of internal space.
The mechanic is the Lancia Delta 4 x 4 Turbo, which has a 1600 cc and 140 cv engine. Controls are situated on the steering wheel, similar to the Medusa, but they may be operated with ultrasound impulses and are fixed, not moving with the steering wheel, making it easier to use while driving.
When the driver applies the brakes, a light on the front of the Orca illuminates, letting oncoming vehicles and pedestrians know that the vehicle is truly slowing down.