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1974 Lancia Stratos

The Betone designed Stratos was built for one purpose, to win the World Rally Championship. Two prototype versions of the Stratos were shown, one during the 1970 Turin Motor Show and another a year later. The road going versions of this car was built only to satisfy the homologation rules. As a result, the road version had noisy cockpits, was uncomfortable, and did not have good cabin air circulation. The front part of the car housed cooling fans and a spare tire. So it was not very practical when it came to luggage.

In 1973, the Stratos won its first rally it participated in. In 1974 through 1976 it dominated the rally scene by capturing the World Championship.

Since Lancia was owned by Fiat, who also owned Ferrari, there was a wealth of resources to draw from. And such, a Ferrari Dino V6 quad cam engine was used and placed in the rear of the car. The engine was capable of producing almost 200 horsepower which could propel the car from zero to sixty mph in just 7 seconds. A five speed manual gear box and 9.9 inch vented disc brakes were also used.

The body was built by Bertone and light-weight fiberglass was used whenever possible.

The rear spoiler provided down force and channeled air into the engine ducts. If the vehicle rolled-over the spoiler was actually strong enough to take the impact of the tumble.


Related Reading : Lancia Stratos History

The Betone-designed Stratos was built for one purpose, to win the World Rally Championship. Two prototype versions of the Stratos were shown, one during the 1970 Turin Motor Show and another a year later. The road-going versions of this car were built only to satisfy the homologation rules. As a result, the road version had noisy cockpits, was uncomfortable, and did not have good cabin air circulation.....
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Related Reading : Lancia Stratos History

A big success by any standard both in and out of competition, the Lancia Stratos was developed as a homologation Special for European rallying. After production ceased it became a cult car and is now highly-priced as the modern classis it is. Conceived strictly for rallying, the Lancia Stratos, however, makes an exciting road car, though it is very far from GT standards in both luxury and refinement. The....
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1974 Vehicle Profiles

1974 Lancia Stratos vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Bertone

Chassis Num: 829ARO001556
Engine Num: 829A.000*001263

The Stratos would make its debut at the 1970 Turin Motor Show as a concept and would capture the imagination of Ugo Gobbato and Cesare Florio. By 1972, the Stratos HF would make its debut at the Tour de Corse rally. The Stratos rally legend would be ....[continue reading]

1974 Lancia Stratos vehicle information

Coupe
Designer: Bertone

Chassis Num: 829AR0 001527
Engine Num: 829AR000 001064

The Lancia Stratos HF (for 'High Fidelity') was introduced to the public at the Turin Motor Show in November 1971. It was inspired by the Stratos Zero concept, designed for Bertone by Marcello Gandini. ....[continue reading]

Coupe
Chassis #: 829ARO001556 
Coupe
Chassis #: 829AR0 001527 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Stratos

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
85.00 in.
6 cyl., 152.56 CID., 190.00hp
85.80 in.
6 cyl., 147.60 CID., 187.00hp
85.80 in.
6 cyl., 147.62 CID., 190.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Lancia
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)60,459
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)44,920
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)31,556

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