The 2019 Lancia Stratos commonly known as a sports car and rally car manufactured by Italian carmaker Lancia. Lancia Stratos was a very successful rally car that won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 World Championships. These Stratos are meant to be a faster, smoother ride that is thoroughly modern but with features similar to the original Lancia’s. The company even banned its suppliers from supporting the project. However, on February 10, 2018, Italian trainer company Manifattura Automobili Torino announced that it will begin manufacturing the originally planned 25 cars.
2019 Lancia Stratos Design
Lancia has traditionally used the design house Pininfarina and has not used Bertone before. Bertone wanted to create an opportunity for a relationship with Lancia and knew that Lancia was looking for a replacement for the aging Fulvia to use in rally sports. Bertone decided to design a striking model to show Lancia.
Bertone uses the spinner of a Fulvia Coupé that belongs to one of his friends and builds a running model around it. When Bertone himself appeared with the Stratos Zero at the Lancia factory gates, he passed under the barrier, much to the applause of the Lancia workers. Then Lancia and Bertone agreed to develop a new rally car based on the ideas of Bertone’s designer Marcello Gandini. Gandini had already designed the Lamborghini Miura and was working on the Countach at the time.
Lancia presented the Bertone-designed Lancia Stratos HF prototype at the Torino Motor Show in 1971, a year after the Stratos Zero concept car was announced. The prototype Stratos HF (chassis 1240) was fluorescent red in color and has a distinctive sickle-shaped windscreen that provides maximum forward visibility and almost no visibility behind.
2019 Lancia Stratos Engine
The Stratos power-to-weight ratio is further enhanced by a modest increase in power, taking the total to 533 hp. A mechanical differential replaces the Ferrari E-diff, and the suspension has been recalibrated to match the modified weight and aerodynamics, and Stoschek’s desire for sharper handling while retaining the F430’s paddle-shift F1 gearbox.
2019 Lancia Stratos Zero
The Lancia Stratos Zero preceded the Lancia Stratos HF prototype by 12 months and was first shown to the public at the Turino Motor Show in 1970. The futuristic body was designed by Bertone’s chief designer Marcello Gandini and features a 1.6 L Lancia Fulvia V4 engine. The Lancia Stratos HF Zero has been on display in Bertone’s museum for many years. In 2011, it was sold at an auction in Italy for € 761,600. It was displayed in the exhibition “Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design” at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. 2019 Lancia Stratos, is the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during the Dream Cars exhibition, on loan from the New York XJ Wang Collection.