The Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero Was The Baddest Disco Spaceship Wedge

If we're going to talk about concept cars, the Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero is kind of a basic bitch, pumpkin spice latte choice. Everyone knows it and everyone loves it. I don't even care. It's amazing and I love staring at it. » 1/03/15 1:02pm 1/03/15 1:02pm

Dual-motor R/C Lego Stratos is drift-happy and perfect

Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren. » 11/06/14 4:54pm 11/06/14 4:54pm

Let A Lancia Stratos HF On A Winding Road Transform Your Life

Most drives in cars are just that: drives, in cars. But every now and then, a drive is more than just a drive. It's a deeply transformative experience. » 9/03/14 9:50am 9/03/14 9:50am

From The Archive: Monte Carlo Rally 1976

The Lancia Stratos of Italians Sandro Munari and Mario Manucci during the 44th Monte Carlo Rally in Monaco, on Jan. 21, 1976. Munari and Manucci went onto win the Rally. (AP Photo) » 4/26/14 3:29pm 4/26/14 3:29pm

Rally Legends Lancia 037 And Lancia Stratos, Handmade In New Zealand

The Lancia Stratos and the Lancia 037 are among the greatest rally cars every designed – one was the first purpose-built rally car, the other was the last rear-drive rally car to ever win a world championship. They are jewels in Italy's motoring crown, and these two were made in New Zealand. » 2/25/14 11:00pm 2/25/14 11:00pm

There Is No Nod Toward Sanity With The Lancia Stratos

You can make an easy case for the legendary Stratos being one of the greatest cars of all time. Bold, brutal, and bizarre, it's just so evocative. And here's what it's like to own one. » 7/02/13 5:45pm 7/02/13 5:45pm

Help Us Find One Of The Greatest Racing Moves Of All Time

Yes, that’s a Ford Escort flying through the air into a Lancia Stratos, pushing the Italian car out of the racing line. It is one of the most hilarious moves I’ve ever seen in motorsports, I just don’t know what race it’s from. » 3/11/13 1:21pm 3/11/13 1:21pm

Bouncing Lancia Stratos Makes 21-Year-Old Race Still Exciting

The race you're watching finished 21 years ago. The results are in the public record, the championship is decided. So why is it so exciting to watch? Oh right, Stratos. » 2/28/13 1:00pm 2/28/13 1:00pm

This Incredible Lancia Stratos Prototype Needs A New Home

I'm going to appeal to your sense of decency today, Jalops. Most of you are kind, generous and giving people. That's why I'm asking you to give a certain car a good home. » 1/20/13 10:30am 1/20/13 10:30am

Ferrari Can’t Keep The New Lancia Stratos From Rallying

Just because Ferrari killed the New Stratos project, that doesn't mean owner Michael Stoschek can't still take it to Isla Mallorca Rally and slide it out of the hairpins while pretending it's the Ferrari-powered rally car we've always wanted. » 8/09/12 1:00pm 8/09/12 1:00pm

Riding Shotgun In Italy's Most Insane Rally Cars

Mostly, new-product launches are as exciting as watching Chris O'Donnell in a checkers match. But Pirelli chose the foothils of the Italian Alps to launch a new line of tires for historic rally cars. Historic rally cars, you say? » 6/07/12 3:30pm 6/07/12 3:30pm

New Stratos Is Dead, Long Live The Alpine

The company behind the re-imagined New Stratos confirmed in an email today what we first reported back in July: Ferrari won't let them build it. But, they also hinted at a new, more French direction for their next car. » 1/03/12 4:30pm 1/03/12 4:30pm

Ferrari blocks production of New Lancia Stratos

The revived Lancia Stratos engineered into reality by a German millionaire was expected to spawn 40 copies for wealthy fans of the resurrected rally champion. That plan has now been blocked by a key player — Ferrari. » 7/12/11 12:28pm 7/12/11 12:28pm

This is not a Lotus

It is, instead, a Ford. A European Ford. It’s lightweight, it’s mid-engined, and it's designed to race. It’s called the GT70. It was also dead before it was born. » 3/08/11 3:30pm 3/08/11 3:30pm

New Stratos In Alitalia Paint Job Reignites Romance

The Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 rally car is the most iconic woods-whipper in history, so it's fitting der neue Stratos would eventually get painted in Alitalia livery. Why would you order a New Stratos any other way? » 12/14/10 10:00am 12/14/10 10:00am

New Stratos: 540 HP, 170 MPH Top Speed

The just-released specs for the New Stratos read like a "Dear Penthouse" letter; strangely ideal, impossibly athletic and therefore hard to believe. A 5 lb/hp power-to-weight ratio's just the beginning. We suggest you lock your bedroom door before reading on. » 12/06/10 5:15pm 12/06/10 5:15pm

New Stratos To Go Racing

German dreammaker Michael Stoschek will take his resurrected Lancia Stratus racing, turning to Danisi Engineering to upwork a GT2-capable version for next year. Its livery was revealed by a 1/8th scale model, just 199 of which will be sold. [Amalgam] » 12/01/10 10:30am 12/01/10 10:30am