Lancia Stratos 40th Anniversary - Rally Legend 2011
Special Sunday edition for Rally Legend 2011.
In the industrial area of San Marino, used as a racetrack, 15 Lancia
Stratos performed for a dynamically concours d'elegance dedicated to them.
The occasion was to celebrate the 40 years of the model and really great to
see the latest reinterpretation on the Stratos, in a model version, based
on a Ferrari mechanics like the old one.
In the video you can see also some B group and WRC cars exhibition.
Domenica speciale quella del Rally Legend edizione 2011. Nella zona
industriale di San Marino dove è stato ricavato un circuito di gara, ben
15 Stratos hanno prima sfilato in corteo e poi si sono esibite per un
concorso di eleganza dinamico ad esse dedicato. L'occasione è stata quella
di festeggiare i 40 anni dalla nascita del modello e ciliegina sulla torta,
a fare da apripista, la riedizione della Stratos in chiave moderna, basata
anch'essa su meccanica Ferrari.
Assieme alle Lancia, esibizione di alcune vetture di gruppo B e WRC.
new stratos dynamic test
new stratos test drive in balocco. más info en :
"the test confirmed that the vehicle is both extraordinarily agile and a
phenomenally fun drive. The New Stratos will be fitted with harder
suspension springs and a more direct steering ratio before its next test in
Balocco in mid-September"
Lancia Stratos Rally Car "THE BEST SOUND"
KrisMotorSportVideos present the Lancia Stratos Wrc with pure engine sounds
drived by Sandro Munari & Piero Liatti. His first race came in 1972 Tour de
Corse, which was entrusted to the best driver available then, the "Dragon"
Sandro Munari, and where he had to retire for the rear suspension failure.
He got his first win the September 8, 1973 Firestone Rally of Spain in 1973
with Sandro Munari and Mario Mannucci. To date, only lacking in the world
rally honors are the Stratos Safari Rally and the RAC Rally, where Munari
in 1975 came only second. In all other races, only successes.
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WRC Rally Portugal 2010 - Armindo Araújo
"Entre 27 e 30 de Maio, terras algarvias e do Alentejo acolhem as grandes
máquinas e os melhores pilotos
O Vodafone Rally de Portugal tem, de novo, este ano, presença no
Campeonato Mundial de Ralis (WRC). A prova vai decorrer de 27 a 30 de Maio,
em terras algarvias e do Alentejo, e conta 18 especiais, sendo duas(a
primeira e a última), no Estádio do Algarve, num percurso de 2,03Km. A
edição de 2010, sexta prova do Mundial, começa, às 8h00 de
quinta-feira, 27 de Maio, com o "shakedown", em Vale Judeu, Loulé, de que
vai resultar a ordem de partida para a primeira especial, às 20h05, no
Estádio Algarve, ponto de partida e chegada de todas as etapas. Às 8h10
de sexta-feira, partida para a 1.ª etapa, com seis classificativas,
perfazendo 130,61Km; à mesma hora de sábado, vai para a estrada a 2.ª
etapa, também com seis troços cronometrados, num total de 135,1Km; a
última ronda é a que tem início mais cedo, às 6h20 de domingo, e é a
mais curta, com quatro super especiais em estrada(89,61Km) e uma no
Estádio do Algarve, esta às 13h55."
2010 Lancia Stratos concept (also in HD)
The legendary Lancia Stratos HF was without a doubt the most spectacular
and successful rally car of the 70s. With its thrilling lines and
uncompromising design tailored to rally use, the Lancia Stratos not only
single-handedly rewrote the history of rallying, it won a permanent place
in the hearts of its countless fans with its dramatic performance on the
world's asphalt and gravel tracks - a performance which included three
successive world championship titles.
For Michael Stoschek, a collector and driver of historic racing cars, as
well as a successful entrepreneur in the automotive supply industry, the
development and construction of a modern version of the Lancia Stratos
represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream. Back in 2003, the dream
had already begun to take on a concrete form; now, at last, it has become a
In November 2010, forty years after the Stratos' presentation at the Turin
Motor Show, the New Stratos was publicly presented for the first time at
the Paul Ricard Circuit - the legend returns.
It all began in 1970, at the Turin exhibition stand of the automobile
designer, Bertone. The extreme Stratos study on display there - a stylistic
masterpiece by the designer Marcello Gandini - didn't just excite visitors,
but caught the attention of Cesare Fiorio, Lancia's team manager at the
time... and refused to let go.
Lancia Stratos Concept (2010)
Just one year later, the Lancia Stratos assumed its final form when the
midmounted V4 engine from the Lancia Fulvia was replaced by the
significantly more powerful Ferrari Dino V6 engine. The road version of
this "flounder" was just 1.08 meters high, mounted on a short steel
chassis, and its aerodynamically sophisticated body was molded from
reinforced fiberglass. The Lancia Stratos' low weight, ideal weight
distribution and excellent dynamics provided the optimum conditions for
spectacular performance on the international rally tracks, which at the
time were still dominated by Alpine and Porsche. However, the results were
not so immediately gratifying.
It was only when Lancia works driver Sandro Munari and British Formula 1
driver Mike Parkes got behind the wheel of the ruthless driving machine
that success finally materialized. And it did so at lightning speed: in
1973 Sandro Munari took home the first victory for the Lancia Stratos HF,
and the victories just kept coming in throughout 1974. By the end of 1976,
the Lancia Stratos had pulled off a hat trick, winning three World Cup
titles in a row.
The Italian "flying wedge" also enjoyed success beyond its works
deployment: top driver Bernard Darniche brought home an incredible 41
victories in his Lancia Stratos - the majority of them for the private
team, Chardonnet of France.
The Fiat group's dramatic reduction of the Lancia racing budget in 1979, in
favor of the Fiat 131 Abarth, was the death knell for the Stratos works
team. From then on, only dedicated private teams took to the track
competing against works cars - as in the 1981 Monte Carlo Rally.
Even today, there's hardly any other vehicle that excites audiences at
worldwide motor sport events like the Lancia Stratos. Michael and
Maximilian Stoschek have also shared in this enthusiasm for many years -
not, however, as spectators, but as active motor sports enthusiasts - and
they have made the creation of a modern interpretation of this legendary
automobile their goal.