by Susana Costa Real
Unlike the 500, 600 or 850, this was a car ahead of its time, despite the then traditional boxy stile. It featured a front transversely mounted engine, front wheel drive, overhead camshaft, independent suspension all-round and servo-assisted disc brakes.
These features gave the little Fiat comfort, composure and a nice handling that invited the driver to exploit the lively engine. Therefore it wasn’t a surprise to see it in action at the European Touring Car Championship, at endurance races, rallies and hill climbs.
This colorful illustration by graphic artist Susana Real features a beautiful 128 Rally in a racy stile, with enlarged wheel arches and fog lights.