Lancia 037 Stradale
During the "Vernasca Silver Flag 2011" hillclimb race I met the owner of
this fabulous Lancia 037 stradale. He came directly from England with his
car! We had a pleasant chat, the video shows the car leaving the parking
and some pictures, including the fantastic engine. The car is very
lightweight and you can clearly see the tubular frame which forms the
structure of the Lancia. Fabulous car!
Durante la gara in salita "Vernasca Silver Flag 2011" ho conosciuto il
proprietario di questa favolosa 037 Stradale. E' venuto direttamente
dall'Inghilterra con quest'auto. Abbiamo fatto una piacevole chiacchierata,
nel video si vede l'auto in partenza ed alcune foto, tra cui il fantastico
motore. L'auto è davvero leggerissima e di vede chiaramente il telaio
tubolare che forma la struttura dell'auto. Auto favolosa!
Lancia Delta S4.. prototype Abarth1984 group B prototipo
Imagine watching this video in 1984,it must have seemed like a car from
People forget that in those days an escort xr3i, pur jo 205 gti,golf gti
etc were considered as fast cars...
And for those who have seen the Toivonen fireball will appreciate how
bloody dangerous it was.............
also,unlike the WRC crap of today,you could buy a road going version of the
Audi Quattro - Group B, the Days of Madness
Credits for this video: www.youtube.com/amjayes
Group B was introduced by the FIA in 1982 as replacement for both Group 4
(modified grand touring) and Group 5 (touring prototypes) cars.
Group A referred to production-derived vehicles limited in terms of power,
weight, allowed technology and overall cost. The base model had to be mass
produced (5000 units/year) and had to have 4 seats. Group A was aimed at
ensuring a large number of privately-owned entries in races.
By contrast, Group B had few restrictions on technology, design and the
number of cars required for homologation to compete—200, less than other
series. Weight was kept as low as possible, high-tech materials were
permitted, and there were no restrictions on Boost, which turned out to mean almost
unlimited power. The category was aimed at car manufacturers by promising
outright competition victories and the subsequent publicity opportunities
without the need for an existing production model. There was also a Group
C, which had a similarly lax approach to chassis and engine development,
but with strict rules on overall weight and maximum fuel load.
Group B was initially a very successful concept, with many manufacturers
joining the premier World Rally Championship, and increased spectator
numbers. But the cost of competing quickly rose, and the performance of the
cars proved too much, resulting in a series of fatal crashes. As a
consequence Group B was cancelled at the end of 1986 and Group A
regulations became the standard for all cars until the advent of World
Rally Cars in 1997.
In the following years Group B found a niche in the European Rallycross
Championship, with cars such as the MG Metro 6R4 and the Ford RS200
competing as late as 1992. For 1993, the FIA replaced the Group B models
with prototypes that had to be based on existing Group A cars, but still
followed the spirit of Group B, with low weight, 4WD, high turboBoost
pressure and staggering amounts of power.
New Lancia Stratos Sound!
I have filmed the magnificent 2010 Lancia Stratos, a one-off supercar made
to celebrate the old glorious Lancia Stratos. The car has been commissioned
by Michael Stoschek and developed by Pininfarina. The base used to build
the car was the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, including many mechanical components
such as the chassis, gearbox and the 4.3L V8 engine tuned up to 532bhp.
The New Stratos weighs 1,247 kg (2,749 lb) and is claimed to accelerate to
62 mph in 3.3 seconds and on to a top speed close to 200 mph (320 km/h).
While shorter than its donor car, the New Stratos is a little larger than
the original Stratos, with a length of 4,181 mm (164.61 in), 1,971 mm
(77.60 in) wide and 1,240 mm (48.82 in) tall.
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