The 1954 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT Outlaw. -Shared by ‘Cars and Motorbikes Stars of the Golden era’.
The Lancia Aurelia B20GT Outlaw is widely regarded as the world’s first GT.
This “Outlaw” version is a retromod inspired by the lines of Giovanni Bracco’s 1951 Mille Miglia / Le Mans Series 1.
Originally offered alongside four-door saloon, two-door spider and convertible models, the B20 was the two-door coupe version of the Aurelia. First built in 1951, only 3,800 or so were ever made. Initially it was sold with a 2.0-litre engine – one of the first series-produced V6s – before upgrading to a 2.5-litre motor in 1953.
Front-engined and rear-wheel drive, the Aurelia used a four-speed manual gearbox. And although it wasn’t devastatingly potent, 50/50 weight distribution made it incredibly well balanced and ideally suited to navigating twisty, Italian roads. Designed by Ghia and built by Pininfarina, it looked the part too.