2006 Geneva Motor Show76th Geneva Salon

24.02.2006 Oltre Fiat, the unique show-car that confirms the Fiat Groupís excellence and technological superiority in the large four-wheel drive and off-roader segment will make its second major public appearance in Geneva next week

The ĎOltre Fiatí, a unique show-car that confirms the Fiat Groupís excellence and technological superiority in the large four-wheel drive and off-roader segment will make its second major public appearance in Geneva. Oltre Fiat made its dramatic public debut at the Bologna Motor Show last December. It was built on the base of Ivecoís LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) a new military off-road vehicle with cutting-edge engineering features, that has been chosen by the Italian Army and also won a FCLV (Future Command and Liaison Vehicle) contract from the British Army.
 

The show-car offers generous exterior dimensions: 4,870 mm long, 2,050 mm tall and 2,200 mm wide, with a wheelbase of 3,230 mm. All this is expressed through exuberant styling, dictated by a silhouette with linear wheelarches that cut the smooth side panel in two. The door handles are also recessed so that they do not get in the way during off-road driving. The design concept emphasises practicality and ability to stand up to the extreme performance required of this vehicle.


The crew-cab configuration (double cab with an open box) is an ideal blend because it allows you to feel master of the situation inside a comfortable passenger compartment while the vehicle displays the Spartan nature of a rugged expedition pick-up. The tubular structure above the passenger compartment makes the vehicle look even more solid and focuses attention on a complete roll bar inside. An adjustable sun blind at the top of the windscreen adds dynamism to the roof and is reminiscent of the distinctive vehicles used to cross the desert.


The Oltre Fiat is clearly intended to express strength and solidity and inherits all the distinctive features of the military model, including a permanent 4x4 transmission that allows it to tackle any situation or trail. It also benefits from a high ground clearance (50 cm) and a highly efficient independent suspension system with coil springs and coaxial shock absorbers.
 

OLTRE FIAT

Oltre Fiat was built on the base of Ivecoís LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) a new military off-road vehicle with cutting-edge engineering features, that has been chosen by the Italian Army and also won a FCLV (Future Command and Liaison Vehicle) contract from the British Army.

OLTRE FIAT

The 'Oltre Fiat' is a unique show-car that confirms the Fiat Groupís excellence and technological superiority in the large four-wheel drive and off-roader segment.


Its extraordinary credentials as an explorer are also enhanced by the fact that the four-wheel drive engages automatically (as required). All three differentials are lockable to guarantee outstanding wheel grip in all conditions. These features allow the Oltre Fiat to climb a lateral gradient of up to 40% and a longitudinal slope of 80%. It can also tackle an 85 cm deep ford (1.5 metres deep if extension pipes are added to the intake and exhaust).


The show-car is also fitted with very high-performance low-profile Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asymmetric 315/40R26 XL (Extra load) tyres of ultra-sporty design, with speed code V.

The multipurpose vehicle on show in Geneva is equipped with an Iveco F1C common rail engine with variable geometry turbocharger and intercooler. This is a flat four cylinder 3000 cc engine that delivers a maximum power of 136 kW (185 bhp) at 3700 rpm and ensures a generous torque of 456 Nm at 1800 rpm. When combined with an automatic 6-speed transmission, the power unit can propel this extraordinary vehicle to a top speed of over 130 km/h. The Oltre Fiat show-car weighs some seven tonnes (in running order with all tanks and reservoirs full) and can accommodate four or five people, depending on the chosen interior specification. Its payload is approximately three tonnes (double that of the US Hummer).


Fiat thanks the following for their help in producing the Oltre Fiat show-car: RRS (vehicle outfit), Pirelli (tyres), Sabelt (seats) and Alpine (audio and video systems).
 

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Nearly five meters long and weighing seven tons - the giant four wheel drive 'Oltre Fiat' showcar was presented to the media at the Bologna Motor Show last Thursday in the most spectacular way

Report & Photos: Fiat Auto / © 2006 Interfuture Media/Italiaspeed