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In 1971 Lancia presented the Lancia Stratos HF prototype. The Stratos prototype (Chassis 1240) was fluorescent red in colour and featured a distinctive crescent-shaped-wrap-around windshield providing maximum forward visibility with almost no rear visibility (which was unnecessary for rallying anyway). The prototype had three different engines in its early development life: the Lancia Fulvia engine, the Lancia Beta engine and finally the mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418 cc Dino Ferrari V6.

Lancia did extensive testing with the Stratos and raced the car in several racing events where Group 5 prototypes were allowed during the 1972 and 1973 seasons. Production of the 400 cars required for homologation in Group 4 were launched in 1973 and the car was homologated for the 1974 World Rally Championship.[3] The Dino V6 was phased out in 1974, but 500 engines among the last built were delivered to Lancia.

For racing, the engine was tuned up to 280 hp (209 kW) and even to 560 hp (418 kW) with a single KKK turbocharger. However, turbocharged versions were only allowed to compete in Group 5 and were never as reliable as their naturally aspirated counterparts.

Technical Specifications:

Drivetrain: Mid-Engine / RWD
Engine: 2.4L V6
Transmission: 5-spd Manual
Weight: 960kg (2161lb)

Official Website: N/A
So. Much. Coolness!
Feels weird to call it anything other than cool...
Love light blue on this car.
lol, 100% frozen.
all you need to make this car is one wedge, one rediculous windshield, 1 set yellow wheels,
Motion to ban anyone that votes anything other than frozen. This is something DS may never see again...
Now now, we allow free voting for everything here (except the original McLaren SLR).
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Mar 31 2009, 10:12 PM) *
Now now, we allow free voting for everything here (except the original McLaren SLR).

Exactly. Everyone should be free to vote whatever they want. Even for other choices than frozen.

After which they get banned (inevitably).
Dr. Strangelove
OK who said neutral?
Can we enable the feature where we can see who voted for what?
duke, it was probably you.
QUOTE(Phix @ Apr 2 2009, 02:38 PM) *
duke, it was probably you.

Accuse me one more time and I will get my lawyer to bitch you out. Raspberry.gif
QUOTE(dukenukem @ Apr 2 2009, 04:20 PM) *
Accuse me one more time and I will get my lawyer to bitch you out. Raspberry.gif

Are you sure? You live in Texas. Isn't it 'shoot first, get lawyer later' in Texas?
QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Apr 2 2009, 11:51 AM) *
OK who said neutral?

me. yes i am broken inside.
Damn canadians.
The extreme wedge-shaped show car had been developed completely independently from Lancia and in complete secrecy. The Lancia Fulvia used for parts was a used example that Bertone had reportedly bought incognito. His engineers converted the chassis to the desired mid-engine rear wheel drive layout. It was covered by a very low body that amazingly followed a single line all the way from the nose to the tail. The windshield of the fully running machine tilted forward to allow access to the two-seater cockpit. Bertone initially wanted to call the car 'Stratoline' for its space ship appearance, but later settled for slightly abbreviated 'Stratos'.
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