Fiat 850 tyres
- For the 850 Special Longstone recommends the 145R13 Pirelli Cinturato CA67.
- The ideal inner tube for this is the Michelin 13CG inner tube.
- We believe the 850 Sport will be best with 155HR13 Michelin XAS or 175/70R13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36 tyres.
- We recommend the 850 Coupe is fit with 155HR13 Michelin XAS or 175/70R13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36.
- We also recommend the Fiat 850 Spider is fit with 155HR13 Michelin XAS or 175/70R13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36.
- 155HR13 tyres would best fit a Michelin 13D inner tube.
- 175/70R13 tyres would best fit an Michelin 13E inner tube.
- Suggested Fiat 850 tyre pressures – 26psi front & rear.
Fiat 850 Recommended Tyres
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Independent Tyre Test - The Results
In the world of modern tyres it is common place to come across a tyre test. However in the world of classic tyres the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relationship to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.
History of the Fiat 850
Its technical design was an evolution of the very successful Fiat 600. The internal name for the Fiat 600 development project was "Project 100" and consequently, the internal Fiat codename for the 850 project was 100G (G from the Italian word "grande" for big).
The engine of the 850 was based on that of the Fiat 600, but had its capacity increased to 843 cc. The 850 came in two versions: "normale" (standard) with 34 hp (25 kW) and "super" with 37 hp (28 kW). The maximum speed was approximately 125 km/h (78 mph). While it was not a large step forward in technical development, it possessed a certain charm with its large rolling eyes and its short tail, in which the engine sat.