Lancia stratos concept




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    The concept car concept is translated as "the idea of a car". This is a kind of prototype car, which tests people's reactions to new technologies being introduced, design solutions, etc. In its original form, prototypes are never launched into mass production.

    Lancia stratos concept

    Lancia stratos concept

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    Lancia stratos concept

    Lancia stratos concept

    Lancia stratos concept

    Lancia stratos concept

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    Lancia Stratos Concept - European Car Magazine

    The HF stands for High Fidelity. It was a very successful rally car, winning the World Rally Championship in , and A Bertone -designed concept car called the Lancia Stratos Zero was shown to the public in , but shares little but the name and mid-engined layout with the Stratos HF version.

    A new car called the New Stratos was announced in which was heavily influenced by the design of the original Stratos, but was based on a Ferrari chassis and engine. Bertone had no previous business with Lancia, who were traditionally linked with Pininfarina , and he wanted to come into conversation with them.

    Lancia stratos concept

    Bertone knew that Lancia was looking for a replacement for the aging Fulvia for use in rally sports and so he designed an eye-catcher to show to Lancia. When Bertone himself appeared at the Lancia factory gates with the Stratos Zero he passed underneath the barrier to great applause from the Lancia workers. The prototype Stratos HF Chassis was fluorescent red in colour and featured a distinctive crescent-shaped-wrap-around windshield providing maximum forward visibility with almost no rear visibility.

    The prototype had three different engines in its early development life: The use of the Dino V6 was planned from the beginning of the project, but Enzo Ferrari was reluctant to sign off the use of this engine in a car he saw as a competitor to his own Dino V6.

    Lancia stratos concept

    After the production of the Dino car had ended the "Commendatore" a popular nickname for Enzo Ferrari agreed on delivering the engines for the Stratos, and Lancia then suddenly received units.

    The Stratos was a successful rally car during the s and early s. It started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed from scratch for this kind of competition. Lancia undertook extensive testing with the Stratos and raced the car in several racing events where Group 5 prototypes were allowed during the and seasons. Production of the cars required for homologation in Group 4 commenced in and the Stratos was homologated for the World Rally Championship season.

    Manufacturer of the car was Bertone in Turin, with final assembly by Lancia at the Chivasso plant. The Stratos weighed between and kilograms, depending on configuration. Beginning with the season the 24 valve heads were banned from group 4 competition by a change to the FIA rules which would have required additional production of valve cars for re-homologation.

    Lancia stratos concept

    As well as victories on the , and Monte Carlo Rally , all courtesy of Munari, the Stratos won the event with the private Chardonnet Team as late as Without support from Fiat, and despite new regulations that restricted engine power, the car would remain a serious competitor and proved able to beat works cars in several occasions when entered by an experienced private team with a talented driver.

    When the Fiat group favoured the Fiat for rallying Lancia also built two Group 5 turbocharged 'silhouette' Stratos for closed-track endurance racing. These cars failed against the Porsche s on closed tracks but proved successful in hybrid events.

    Lancia Stratos Zero on the way



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