The Lancia Stratos might be one of the few cars of the '70s that looks as jaw-droppingly perfect today as the moment it went on sale. For a model that's around 40 years old, the Lancia still looks both mean and modern. Event better, this Italian rally legend can back up its razor-sharp styling too with a Ferrari V6 mounted behind driver.
Honestly, there might only be one problem with the Stratos. They are so rare that just getting to see one of them is special, and getting to witness them being driven in anger is especially infrequent – until now that is. This video showcases a Stratos in its natural habitat on sinewy European roads packed with hairpins. Through the route with a wall of rock on one side and a cliff on the other, the Lancia's raspy V6 sings a fantastically sweet song right into the driver's (and viewer's) ear.

Enjoy this video of a Stratos taking a driving from multiple angles and fall in love with this '70s rally heartthrob all over again.


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      frenchcarnut
      • 1 Year Ago

      The LAST time I saw a Lancia Stratos was at a FIAT / Lancia meeting here in Atlanta @ The Varsity Jr. Gwinnett.It was a "few" years ago, and the Stratos was a blue one. When I 1st saw it, from the back....I thought it was a '73 Camaro. Then, my brain kicked in. The owner was from Athens.He owned The Taco Stand Restaurant.


      imag
      • 1 Year Ago

      That driver needs to learn how to heel/toe.

      Darth Nader
      • 1 Year Ago

      I'm just glad to see this thing being driven and not locked up in a "private museum" somewhere.

      vegasstyleguy
      • 1 Year Ago

      I've got such a tent in my pants right now!

      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago

      Now that's my idea of a car!   

      stratosrally
      • 1 Year Ago

      It's been my dream car ever since the mid-'70s when my German Fiat-dealer uncle gave me a Lancia brochure that folded out to a poster of one in Verde green...

      I love the fact that several video games feature the Stratos, that way I can rally-race one even though all I can afford IRL is a Honda Fit Sport. Not that I dislike my zippy little hatch!

      skoobey
      • 1 Year Ago

      There is a new Stratos, completely finished, but at the last second they decided to give it a different design and call it an Alfa 4c.

      They can still make it, they look very different.

        Jonathan Ippolito Ga
        @skoobey

        The new Stratos is in no way related to the 4C . The 4C is a completely different car and uses a different platform, and the new Stratos was a design exercise built for a private customer and had nothing to do with Alfa .

          Alex Solomotis
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jonathan Ippolito Ga

          Right you are. It was built off a Ferrari platform for a German business man. when they offered it to Fiat as a potential new Lancia. Fiat nixed it, worrying that it would take away from Ferrari sales, as it no doubtedly would. It was a gorgeous, modern reinterpretation of that classic auto.

          There are 2 companies the build replicas in the UK. 

        MotionDesigner
        • 1 Year Ago
        @skoobey

        Wrong. The new Stratos concept was built on the Ferrari F430 chassis.

      Patrik
      • 1 Year Ago

      I would so much rather have a new Stratos than the 4C.

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