A New Image of a Mid-Engined Sports Car-the Lancia Beta Scorpion 770312
The fundamental theme characterizing the conception of the Lancia Beta Scorpion is the mid-ship location of its engine. In addition to affording sports car performance and handling, which this solution enhances, the Scorpion had to be perfectly adapted to everyday use.
Namely, it had to meet all those requirements which, though conflicting with the mid-engine configuration, are today demanded also by the owner of high performance sports cars. The Beta Scorpion is Lancia's and Pininfarina's innovative response to this complex problem, the car having original styling, with a distinct personality, which sets a new image of an all-round mid-engined sports car.