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 on the city street circuit in Zwickau
Michael Stoschek and Dieter Hawranke on the city street circuit in Zwickau
during the Sachsen Rallye 2011.
You can find more of this awesome car based on the legendary Lancia Stratos
WRC Rally Portugal 2010 awesome!!
"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."
Lancia Stratos - The best Rally car with rear drive
The first purpose-built rally car in the world was developed purely to win
the world championship. Created in a limited production run of specialist
cars, it also happens to be the best-looking rally car of all time.
The Stratos was a very successful rally car during the 1970s and early
1980s. It started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed
from scratch for this kind of competition. The three leading men behind the
entire rallying project were Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio, British
racer/engineer Mike Parkes and factory rally driver Sandro Munari.
n 1971 Lancia presented the Lancia Stratos HF prototype. The 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 Stratos was homologated for the 1974 World
Rally Championship.  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
The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championship titles in the hands of
Sandro Munari and Björn Waldegård, and might have gone on to win more had
not internal politics within the Fiat group placed rallying responsibility
on the Fiat 131 Abarths. As well as victories on the 1975, 1976 and 1977
Monte Carlo Rally, all courtesy of Munari, the Stratos won the event with
the private Chardonnet Team as late as 1979.
Without support from Fiat, and despite new regulations that restricted
engine power, the car would remain a serious competitor and proved able to
beat works cars in several occasions when entered by an experienced private
team with a talented driver. The final chapter of the Stratos' racing
career at international level took place as late as 1981, at the Tour de
Corse Automobile, another World Rally Championship event, with a victory by
longtime Stratos privateer Bernard Darniche.
When the Fiat group favored the Fiat 131 for rallying Lancia also built two
Group 5 turbocharged 'silhouette'
Stratos for closed-track endurance racing. These cars failed against the
Porsche 935s on closed tracks but proved successful in hybrid events. While
they failed in the Tour de France Automobile, one of these cars won the
1976 Giro d'Italia Automobilistico, an Italian counterpart of the Tour de
France Automobile. Unfortunately one of the cars was destroyed in Zeltweg,
when it caught fire due to overheating problems. The last surviving car
would win the Giro d'Italia event again before it was shipped to Japan to
compete in the Fuji Speedway based Formula Silhouette series, which was
never raced. The car would then be sold and reside in the Matsuda
Collection before then being sold to the renowned collector of Stratos',
Christian Hrabalek, a car designer and the founder of Fenomenon Ltd.
Automobile design consultant Chris Hrabalek has the largest Lancia Stratos
Collection in the world - he owns 11 unique Lancia Stratos cars, including
the fluorescent red 1971 factory prototype and the 1977 Safari Rally car.
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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