|Iso Rivolta Lele|
|Engine||5358 cc V8 Chevrolet|
5736 cc V8 Ford
|Body style||2-door coupe|
|Designer||Marcello Gandini at Bertone|
Iso Lele (or Iso Rivolta Lele) was a sports coupé produced by the Italian automobile maker Iso Rivolta between 1969 and 1974. The Lele, being a 2+2-seater, filled the gap between the Grifo and the Fidia and shared its powertrain, a V8 engine and automatic gearbox from GM (when not manual), with these types. Bertone styling was used, as with the Grifo (but not the Fidia). The car is named after Lele Rivolta, wife of Piero Rivolta (son of Iso company founder Renzo).
The Chevrolet V8 5358cc engine produced 300hp in automatic version and 350hp with manual transmission.
In 1970 the engine capacity was increased to 5736cc. A equal maximum power (300 or 350 hp), improved distribution of torque and thus the elasticity of travel.
In 1972, due to the request of GM to pay in advance engines, the Chevrolet engine was replaced with the Ford Cleveland V8. The automatic transmission also became Ford, while the manual (a 5-speed transmission) remained unchanged. In 1973, the standard version (now known as Lele IR6) was flanked by Lele IR6 Sports, with an engine enhanced to 360hp and change only manual ZF 5-speed transmission. Following the agreement with Philip Morris that led to the creation of the team Formula 1 Iso-Marlboro, was presented the Lele IR6 Marlboro. Derivative of Lele Sport version, the Marlboro, was 230lb lighter.
The production of Lele ended in December 1974, with the closure of Iso.
The Lele was produced 285 , subdivided as follows:
- Lele 300 hp (Chevrolet): 112
- Lele 350 hp (Chevrolet): 13
- Lele IR6 325 hp (Ford): 135
- Lele IR6 Sport 360 hp (Ford): 20
- Lele IR6 Sport 360hp Marlboro (Ford): 5
|Rivolta | Grifo | Fidia | Lele | Varedo | Grifo 90 | Grifo 96|