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Author Topic: Why was the Y10 so named?  (Read 774 times)
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« on: 28 July, 2010, 04:12:19 PM »

The Y I'm assuming is Ypsilon, but why the 10?  And is there any other story?
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« Reply #1 on: 28 July, 2010, 05:49:41 PM »

I've often wondered, I don't think there's really anything significant in the name, other than the Delta project being called the Y5 in its early life. I suppose the Y10 was the next completely new car after the Delta, disregarding the Prisma and Trevi which evolved from existing models and it also being in the Greek alphabet.

There could be some reference in the name to the shape of the De Dion type rear suspension (I stand to be corrected), which, if you've ever spent time under a Y10, you'll see is in the form of a Y, starting from roughly where the handbrake is, out to each of the rear wheels.

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« Reply #2 on: 28 July, 2010, 06:30:19 PM »

I understood that Y10 was the project code. Dedra was Y30 for example - and that was a name considered for the UK rather than Dedra!

Another case of Lancia being ahead of its time and therefore misunderstood at the time? Now we have i10, i20, i30 we have C1, C2, C3 etc, we have A3, A4, A5 ....... and who moans about those names?

I don't think the Y came from the shape undeneath - the rear suspension is known as "Omega" - and someone else had that name!

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« Reply #3 on: 28 July, 2010, 07:50:41 PM »

Aha, I knew the Y shaped suspension was named after one of the Greek letters, now I remember!

GM currently use a platform called Delta, don't they?
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« Reply #4 on: 29 July, 2010, 07:37:14 AM »

It's from the question one asks onesself (10 times) when one's bought, then sold one...  Grin
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