If you have been following the automotive industry, then you probably already know that Lancia is preparing a new Stratos model. At first it was thought that the model seen testing was just a little project being worked on by a European industrialist, but rumors are suggesting that the Stratos model is definitely in the works. And these latest spy shots seem to be the proof you might have needed to believe them.
The new Lancia Stratos will be based on the structure and running gear of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia and will be unveiled later this year. It will weight less than 1200kg and the Scuderia’s engine will be lightly tuned for its application in the Stratos.
The Stratos was originally conceived as a rally car and was designed by Bertone. It was powered by a Dino sourced engine, with an output of 280 HP, but possible to be updated to 560 HP when a single KKK turbocharger was added. There were only 492 units ever made, so the Stratos is very rare to this day. In 1978, Bertone created and designed a concept car based on the Stratos called the Sibilo, although it was never intended for production.
Contrary to popular belief, web surfing sometimes yields beneficial results, especially when you’re idly looking at car websites, which we’re prone to do on a regular day at the desk.
While scrounging around the Lancia website, we ran into a couple of concept designs of what we believe to be a number of coupes and proposals for a number of future Lancia vehicles, including a possible successor to the brand’s Ypsilon supermini.
In addition to that, there are also designs - they all came from the Fiat Group’s Centro Stile - we’ve already seen before, including the Granturismo Stilnovo concept and the Fulvia Coupe concept, which leads us to believe that these cars are maybe more than just concepts and that Lancia has something in store for them in the near future.
Be sure to check them out and see what you think of them.
The original Delta HF Evoluzione was launched in 1991. With design elements from the 2008 Lancia Delta HPE, Infomotori imagined how a future Delta HF will look like.
The dimensions have been shortened, as the original size was near the 4,50 meters. But ,uch of the details remind of the original HF: the front lights are round and double, but adaptative bixeno. Three huge air intakes “charge” the hood, in addition with the large radiator grill at the front. And adding the 20” alloy wheels, the design looks classic and sporty.
Under the hood there might be a turbo direct injection fuel 1.8 litres unit, capable of developing until 230 hp, thanks to the Multiair System: it is the great 1.8 JTB, which will powered the future Alfa Romeo cars.
The financial situation of Lancia Italian manufacturer it is not exactly bright. Sales are poor and none of the existing models can be considered a massive success. Lancia hopes to change this situation by launching a new generation of their most famous vehicle ever, the Delta. Presented as a concept car this fall at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival the Delta will be made available for production in 2007.