Lancia Stratos HF has one of the most touching automotive stories. It all began with Bertone’s ambition to work with Lancia. At that time the Italian car manufacturer who was known for fast and luxurious vehicles ordered their designs to Pininfarina. 

 

An exotic idea

After the Lancia Fulvia got old, Bertone was on the mission to create a stunning mid-engine sports car prototype. For that purpose, he uses the running gear of Fulvia; he had borrowed from a friend of his. The name of the concept is Stratos Zero. When he showed up at the factory gates, he passed underneath the barrier and got great applause from the Lancia workers.

Surely, after that, Lancia and Bertone were about to start cooperating with Lancia. The following production version of the Stratos will have little in common with the original concept beyond its mid-engine layout. The final design was conducted by Marcello Gandini, who already created superb wedge designs like Lamborghini Miura and Lamborghini Countach

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The Lancia Stratos won three world championships titles.

The car made its appearance in 1971 at the Turin motor show. Therefore, the Stratos HF sat on Bertone’s stand. Born in collaboration with the sports division of Lancia, it’s coming with a centrally mounted engine of the Ferrari Dino. The official press release stated that the final version would be with a different engine.

The Stratos has a 2.4L Ferrari V6 both in the Stradale and Corsa versions of the car. Early racing cars tend to a loose rear-end with lesser traction because they lacked a rear spoiler. Therefore, in 1975 a rear spoiler was introduced along with the start of the Iconic Alitalia sponsorship. The Lancia Stratos HF won 18 WRC victories and three world championships.

The Stratos remains one of the most recognisable rally cars of all time. Its’ avant-garde and modern style allowed the Stratos to confront its competitors with the highest level of success while still adhering to the spirit and technical regulations of its time.

Now you can own this beautiful Lancia Stratos rally car artwork, created by Petr Pereshivailov as superb art print produced by Simply Petrol.

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Care

Print comes rolled in a cardboard tube with caps on each side. We leave up to 2 inches depending on the size to each side to allow for future framing and matting, if desired or help your artwork “breath” and “glance”. Hang or store ideally at a relative humidity of 35 to 65, between 10 and 30” C (50 - 86F). We guarantee a gallery quality print which will not fade, or yellow even facing direct sunlight and will remain light resistant for up to a century.