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Petrolicious admires the Lancia Stratos

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If you love the Lancia Stratos—and let’s face it, who doesn’t—then we suggest you follow the source link below where you’ll be greeted by the first class images and words assembled by Petrolicious: The Stratos’s details are no less interesting. In Stradale trim the car has virtually no chrome (just like the HF) yet it […]

VIDEO: 11 minutes of Juha

Juha Kankkunen is rallying royalty. His four world championships (1986, 1987, 1991, 1993) and 23 rally wins (a record at the time) have earned him that honour. Here’s a fan made tribute video showcasing some of Kankkunen’s best work. You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds we’re sure and when you make it to the end […]

VIDEO: 1955 Belgian Grand Prix

Shell is celebrating its associtation with the 2013 Belgian Grand Prix by transporting us back in time to the 1955 race. They do this by making available a 30 minute documentary of the race and we suggest you find the time to watch before tonight’s instalment if you can. It’s fair to say a lot […]

Old skool rally goodness

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YouTube maestro Marchettino brings us the glorious sound of the legendary Lancia Stratos HF rally car. The actual action itself isn’t so good, but the soundtrack is awesome. From the video’s description field, here’s the tech specs: Engine: 2.4L V6 Ferrari engine with 188hp/225Nm Performance: 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 6.2s, top speed 230km/h (142mph) […]

“The best day of my working life.”

When Chris Harris makes a statement like “This might just be the best day of my working life,” you know he must have done something special. Thing is, though, he did not drive a single car in his latest piece for Drive. We’ll not spoil it for you, the category tag has given you a […]

New Stratos – limited build run likely

Since the middle of last year the world has watched the development of the New Stratos. Word on the car’s official website states that at least 40 interested parties have expressed their desire to have a New Stratos parked in their garage. Further heightening expectations is news that companies, as well as current co-creator Pininfarina, […]

New Stratos – The presentation

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The official, invite only, launch of the New Stratos took place almost two weeks ago now. And while tech specs and performance data has been provided, not much else has been said about the presentation of the car. The location for the launch was the Paul Ricard circuit in France and if you’d like to […]

New Stratos – The performance

The performance figures of the New Stratos have just been published on the official website and join last week’s technical specs. So just how fast is a custom-built supercar that weighs less than 1250kg with 375kW on tap? 0–100km/h: 3.3 seconds 0–200km/h: 9.7 seconds Top speed: 274km/h Aside from quoting a power-to-weight ratio of less […]

New Stratos – Technical specifications

Technical details of the New Stratos have been published on the car’s official website. They tell us the F430-based sportscar tips the scales at 1247kg and a staggering 540hp (375.4kW) is produced from its 4.3 litre V8 at 8200rpm. Peak torque is on offer at 3750rpm and is rated at over 500Nm. Weight is distributed […]

Luca di Montezemolo signs off on New Stratos

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo was given the keys to the New Stratos and figured the Fiorano test track was a pretty good place for a drive. He liked it so much he decided to autograph it. Dario Benuzzi, long-term Ferrari test driver, also had a play and suggested a few tweaks ahead of the […]

Pininfarina hands over New Stratos

Turin. Monday, November 8th, 2010. Draped in black cloth, the New Stratos stands waiting in a Pininfarina production hall for its new owner. Work on the details – painting, polishing, etc. – has been underway up until the final hour. Now, at handover time, the automobile is near perfect. So reads the text on the […]

More footage of the Lancia Stratos prototype

It’s been around a month since we’ve seen anything new on the Lancia Stratos revival. Here are a couple of new clips showing the car being put through its paces at the Balocco test track in Italy and at the Pininfarina wind tunnel. The man at the wheel during the Balocco testing was former F1 […]

New Lancia Stratos filmed during track development

Michael Stoschek is a lucky man. Not only does he have the cash to convince Pininfarina to design and develop a new 21st century Lancia Stratos, he has also had some time behind the wheel, as this video shows. The footage was filmed at Balocco, Italy and it is understood a Porsche 911 GT3 was […]

Lancia Delta Integrale photoshoot

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The chaps over at My Car Portal have brought us another cracking set of images, this time of the Lancia Delta Integrale. The rally starlet was recently voted the hottest hatch of them all by UK readers of Autocar. So why not click on the image above and see the images for yourself.

Lancia prepares to enter new Stratosphere

In the motoring world the words Lancia Stratos ignite many fond memories. Huge rally success etched the model into immortality. Imagine, then, the good will that would accompany an all-new Stratos. The response would be, well, stratospheric. Indeed, this is exactly what we are witnessing now that news has emerged that a one-off Stratos recreation […]