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Old 6th August 2010, 17:36   #1
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Arrow Legendary Lancia Stratos makes a comeback!

One of the most beautiful rally cars of all time is set to make a comeback! The Lancia Stratos was an engineering marvel which made it a very successful rally car during the 1970s and early 1980s.
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Taken by an anonymous photographer, these spy shots were allegedly snapped on a Fiat test track near Milan.
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And these are the renderings of the same.
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Old 6th August 2010, 18:05   #2
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This thing looks so modern in its outlook yet you feel an immediate connect with old one, thumbs up from my side. I would have loved to see some renderings in rally trim also.
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looks like the tazmanian devil in tuxedo!! doesnt look as mental as its ancestor but definitely a looker!!
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Car looks pretty good in my opinion. Modern, yet looks similar to the legendary statos

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Taken by an anonymous photographer, these spy shots were allegedly snapped on a Fiat test track near Milan.
In Lancia anyway related to the FIAT group? Why is their concept car on FIAT's track?
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In Lancia anyway related to the FIAT group? Why is their concept car on FIAT's track?
FIAT is Lancia's parent company ever since 1969!
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The gills on the bonnet, please have them on the new one as well even if they are for aesthetics/form more than function.
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This might just a one-off concept for a car show.Also the car would look better if they made the lines a bit more simpler especially the front.
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Lancia's were always beautiful and exciting to drive this one will also surely live up to the rally bloodline of the original.
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This is brilliant! And looks totally production ready.Really hope it sees the light of the day!
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Very nice!! Futuristic and modern, with the original classic car design carried forward. Not many designers can do this successfully.
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It desperately needs bonnet louvres and scoops/slats around the wheel-arches! Oh, and a limited edition draped in the original 'Alitalia' livery!

It looks like a lovely little perky super-car of sorts! Let's just hope that it isn't a one-off.
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It looks like a lovely little perky super-car of sorts! Let's just hope that it isn't a one-off.
Well it doesn't seem to. Check this out: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/10/r...-production-p/
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The all new Lancia Stratos revealed!!
Like the 1970s-era Stratos, power reportedly comes from a Ferrari engine, this time a V8 probably donated from the F430. (The original used the 2.4-liter Dino V6.)
The bodywork has apparently been crafted in carbon fiber and as many as five prototypes may already be running. If so, this is not likely the one-off that was originally speculated, but a car that could see a limited production run like the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
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Looks great, but will it perform as well as the original did in it's time? What I mean by that is will this thing wow us in 2010-2012 as much as the original stratos did in it's time?!
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Can't wait to see how this thing performs. I'm sure it would give some of the 'lesser' sports cars a hard time, considering the fact that it's a small, little thing! The Porsche Boxster better watch out, this thing might well and truly be a handful!

P.S. The picture before the last one reminds me of a small toy that I had as a child!
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