With the low aerodynamic coefficient as a premise, in the year 1982 Italdesign Giugiaro developed the prototype Orca based on the Lancia Delta.
Andl Orca is one of those many projects crazy of the 1980s. This is a saloon that Italdesign Giugiaro developed, taking as a basis the platform of the Lancia Delta 4×4 Turbo, with a body that combines a low coefficient of aerodynamic, with a good habitability. On A visual level, the Orca used as the source of their inspiration to the Medusa, other concept car developed by Giugiaro.
however the mechanical outline was completely different, as the Orca had a front engine and cross-sectional four wheel drive that could be disconnected to run only with front-wheel drive. The propellant was a block of 1.6 liter turbocharged, which produced 140 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, in combination with a manual change of four gears.
Your body combines an excellent aerodynamic performance, with a CX of 0,245, with space for four occupants in their four individual seats. A curiosity is related to your brake lights, headlights. On the front are lit lights when you step on the brake, with the purpose of warn pedestrians that the car was slowing down.
But the most crazy was what was happening in his interior, as it had myriad of controls located on the steering wheel, which implies that its operation under normal circumstances of driving could be a real calvary. However, to make things more simple, Italdesign used a steering wheel with center fixed, that is to say, the buttons are kept static, even when you turn the steering wheel.
Say that the Italdesign Medusa and Orca were the prototypes that formed the stylistic basis of the the first generation of the Renault 21, a model that was also designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro.