1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

Lancia Stratos Rally Version

The Lancia Stratos was an motorcar made by Italian carmaker Lancia.

1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

The Stratos was a identical successful rebound racer during the Seventies and Eighties. It started a new era in rag racing as it was the commencement car intentional from scrape for this kinda competitor.

The bodyworks were intentional by Bertone and were slackly based on a construct car get-go shown at the Turin Centrifugal Establish in 1971. The Stratos had a classifiable semilunar wrap-around windscreen providing maximal ahead visibleness with near no behind visibleness (which was unneeded for rally anyways). The consistency was cuneal, and unco curt and all-encompassing, providing maximal grip.

1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

The locomotive was a mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418 cc Dino Ferrari V6. For racing, this locomotive was tuned capable 280hp and eventide farther with a turbocharger. Nevertheless, turbocharged versions were but allowed to contend in Radical 5 and were ne’er as honest as their course aspirated counterparts.

Lancia did blanket examination with the Stratos and raced the car in various racing events where Aggroup 5 prototypes were allowed during the 1972 and 1973 seasons. The 400 cars needed for homologation in Aggroup 4 were launched in 1973 and the car was homologated for the 1974 Earth Title.

1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championships, and power deliver departed on to win more had not home government inside the Edict aggroup located rally province on the Order 131 Abarths.

Lancia likewise reinforced a Aggroup 5 route racing ‘silhouette’ interpretation of the car for sports car and survival racing. The car won the Giro D’Italia Automobilistica – a latter day variant of the Mille Miglia – in both 1976 and 1977

1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

With but 492 always made, the Stratos is real rarefied to this day.

In popular culture

The Stratos was featured in the cartoons The Transformers as the Autobot Wheeljack and Specter in the Cuticle: Pedestal Lonely Composite as the fomite of Batou, too as in the picture games Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Choice in which the quality Kouduki Yuuko drives one. The Stratos was massively introduced to jr. hearing with its show in the 90’s mankind graeco-roman racing gage Sega Razz Backing and has since popped up in respective videogames including Externalise Gotham Racing 2, Forza Motorsport and Nanna Turismo 4.

In the Anime éX-Driver, one of the trey leash characters, Lisa Sakakino, drives a blueing Aggroup 4 stipulation Stratos with an committed lamp pod onwards from sequence 2 aft ruin her WRC Subaru Impreza on the old sequence.

1972 Lancia Stratos Rally Version

It was too featured in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), as one of the cars in the Trans-France Run. Beingness one of two former known Lancia cars in the subspecies, this car was red with tweed chevron and gilt wheels, besides as a numeral 4 on the sides. The otc was a Lancia Fulvia Sportsman Zagato.

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