SimRaceway – Presenting the Lancia Stratos Stradale.





Presenting the Lancia Stratos Stradale.

The first true superstar of the WRC era, the Lancia Stratos built on the success of its predecessor, the Fulvia , and helped to establish a glorious rallying dynasty for the marque.

Sculpted by celebrated Italian designer Marcello Gandini, its roots can be traced back to the Stratos Zero concept car, which was exhibited at the Turin Motor Show in 1970. However the mud-slinging monster that eventually emerged to terrorize WRC rivals in the mid-70s bore little resemblance to its fantastical forebear.

Although it retained its ultra-aerodynamic wedge-shaped profile, it now wore a distinctive, crescent-shaped wrap-around windshield to provide maximum driving visibility while, crucially, a mid-mounted race-tuned 280-bhp 2.4-liter Dino Ferrari V6 was used in place of the Zero’s outdated Fulvia engine.

The Stratos was the world’s first pure-bred rally car and it was this attention to detail that brought it, and Lancia, three consecutive World Rally Championship Constructors’ titles between 1974 and 1976.

To take a trip in the "flying wedge" and discover that it is possible to create a car with form and function, purchase the legendary Lancia Stratos on Simraceway now!

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