40 YEARS OF RITMO: ALL THE MODELS FROM BOTH SERIES

The National Fiat Ritmo Register celebrates the anniversary of a truly particular car that still fascinates and raises eyebrows decades after it was first produced.


"It was March 1978 and FIAT were announcing the heir to the 128. The Ritmo was to be the first model from the Turin-based car manufacturer to be identified with a name instead of a number. It was also the first car to be produced on an entirely robotised assembly line at the Rivalta plant in Torino, and also the first to feature not the displacement but the actual engine power in its name: the Ritmo 60, Ritmo 65 and Ritmo 75. The Ritmo immediately joined the collective imagination thanks to its decidedly original style, with bumper guards that cover the entire surface of the nose and tail, incorporating the light clusters, number plate, air vents and identification wording. Even the wheel rims are unusual: no hub caps but creative designs, which differ according to the trim level. Another unusual feature was the availability, from time of launch, of the automatic gearbox (made by Volkswagen) only on the 75 CL with the 1,500 cc engine". To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ritmo, the National Fiat Ritmo Register is displaying the very first model at Verona Legend Cars 2018, i.e. the 60 CL 1978, followed by the Ritmo Abarth 125 and the Ritmo Super 75, both from the first series. Again inside the exhibition, the rally of Register members groups together the whole story of the Ritmo under one roof: the 8 models from the first series and the 9 from the second series.

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