1973 Lancia Stratos
The Lancia Stratos was an motorcar made by Italian automaker Lancia.
The Stratos was a rattling successful rebound racer during the Seventies and Eighties. It started a new era in exchange racing as it was the outset car intentional from scraping for this kinda challenger.
The bodyworks were intentional by Bertone and were broadly based on a conception car commencement shown at the Turin Drive Appearance in 1971. The Stratos had a classifiable lunate wrap-around windscreen providing uttermost onward visibleness with virtually no ass profile (which was unneeded for rally anyhow). The consistence was cuneate, and outstandingly short-change and all-embracing, providing maximal grip.
The locomotive was a mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418 cc Dino Ferrari V6. For racing, this locomotive was tuned capable 280hp and eve encourage with a turbocharger. Nonetheless, turbocharged versions were but allowed to vie in Aggroup 5 and were ne’er as true as their course aspirated counterparts.
Lancia did broad examination with the Stratos and raced the car in respective racing events where Grouping 5 prototypes were allowed during the 1972 and 1973 seasons. The 400 cars requisite for homologation in Radical 4 were launched in 1973 and the car was homologated for the 1974 Earth Backup.
The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championships, and power bear bygone on to win more had not intimate government inside the Rescript aggroup located rally duty on the Decree 131 Abarths.
Lancia besides reinforced a Radical 5 route racing ‘silhouette’ edition of the car for sports car and survival racing. The car won the Giro D’Italia Automobilistica – a latter day rendering of the Mille Miglia – in both 1976 and 1977
With lone 492 always made, the Stratos is rattling uncommon to this day.
In popular culture
The Stratos was featured in the cartoons The Transformers as the Autobot Wheeljack and Trace in the Cuticle: Pedestal Lone Composite as the fomite of Batou, likewise as in the tv games Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Substitute in which the fiber Kouduki Yuuko drives one. The Stratos was massively introduced to jr. consultation with its appearing in the 90’s mankind graeco-roman racing stake Sega Rallying Title and has since popped up in versatile videogames including Externalize Gotham Racing 2, Forza Motorsport and Granny Turismo 4.
In the Anime éX-Driver, one of the trey track characters, Lisa Sakakino, drives a blueing Grouping 4 stipulation Stratos with an connected lamp pod ahead from installment 2 later ruin her WRC Subaru Impreza on the premature sequence.
It was likewise featured in Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), as one of the cars in the Trans-France Backwash. Existence one of two over-the-counter known Lancia cars in the raceway, this car was red with ovalbumin stripe and aureate wheels, likewise as a routine 4 on the sides. The over-the-counter was a Lancia Fulvia Mutant Zagato.
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