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Bandini 1100 Siluro


The Bandini 1100 torpedo is a racing car model produced from 1947 to 1949 by the company BandiniCars Forlì.

This was the first Bandini created especially for racing. The style and forms were rated for pure speed, performance and lightness. The same name, torpedo , which identified the car, was to indicate the aerodynamic penetration and to be a good omen for the races. Initially, to gain in lightness and expedite repairs, they weren't even painted.
Bandini on the right in Bandini 1100(1949)
Bandini was the first to participate in competitions in Italy in the "Giro dell'Umbria" the "Pescara Circuit" and "Senigallia Circuit" but also in the world redound "Mille Miglia", 1949.
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The Body

Ilario Bandini Pescara behind him his brother Gualtiero

The body, two seaters aluminium it is achieved by Bandini, the headquarters of Via Cesare Battisti to Forlì. Small mudguards type motorcycle on wheels, leaving the body is adhering to the frame assuming forms without imposing its own. The result is a synergistic combination of technological and aerodynamically efficient torpedo and elements from the animal kingdom. Ilario Bandini, from the end of observer, loved to reiterate that nature had solved very well functional problems that man is initiated only to face. Here then that the muzzle, to make as much air to the engine without overloading the front section, has the characteristics of enormous nostrils; lights are encased in it as the eyes of fish, the heat is disposed sfoghi to using gills of shark. In order to contain as much as possible weight, the tail is very short and round and only the passenger has a tiny door. Sometimes the bonnet reveals, with two bombature shaped flame, the use of an twin cam engine.


The Chassis

Torpedo in a recent event

The frame is a refinement of the 1100 sport, produced in parallel, which is the version to competition. The size and weight are reduced significantly. The height from the ground is 13 cm, while the bare chassis weighs only 25 kg.


The Engine

A Torpedo the 1100 Bandini Day

The chassis, born to accommodate engines Fiat 1100 drawn up or radically transformed, proved suitable for different engines up to 1500 cc engine capacity.


1100 DOHC version

  • Positioning: forward longitudinal, 4-cylinder in-line
  • Displacement: 1089 c.c.
  • Bore and Stroke: 68 mm x 75 mm
  • Head: Derivated Alfa Romeo 6 adapted to the 4-cylinder engine, 2 inclined valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts controlled by chain and gears
  • Power maximum: 65 hp
  • Power: 2 carburettors
  • Lubricate: Carter wet with pump gear and vertical cooler on the front
  • Cooling: forced liquid with centrifugal pump and cooler on the front
  • Gearbox and clutch: 4 speed+ RG, clutch single dry disc
  • Ignition and electrical system: coil and distributor switch battery 12 V and generator


Fiat-Siata 1500 version

Details of the passenger with the control board
  • Positioning: forward longitudinal, 4-cylinder in-line
  • Displacement: 1496 c.c.
  • Power maximum: 90 hp 6000 rpm
  • Power: 2 carburettors
  • Lubricate: Carter wet with pump gear and vertical cooler on the front
  • Cooling: forced liquid with centrifugal pump and cooler on the front
  • Gearbox and clutch: 4 speed + RG, clutch single dry disc
  • Ignition and electrical equipment: coil and distributor switch, battery 12 V and generator

Weight total: 485 kg

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