To make the Spyder version of the Beta, the guys at Lancia contracted the design to Pininfarina, but the execution/production was done by the Milanese based carrozzeria Zagato. The result is an odd combination of targa top and convertible with the final product being reminiscent of the Baur Targa coachbuilt BMWs.
Mounted in front of the passenger compartment is a 2.0 liter all alloy inline-4 that puts 108 horsepower and 114 ft-lbs of torque into the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Lancia (like Saab) had used front wheel drive for years to win rallies before the advent of economy cars and all-wheel-drive...so you can give this thing a pass for driving the wrong wheels.
Last thought from JJ: Oh yeah, I just remembered what Lancia stands for: Last Again, Not Competitive In Anything. Zing! See another Lancia for cheap? Send it here: email@example.com