It is a car that needs no introduction, the Lancia Stratos is truly legendary, a car specially designed to win titles in international championships, and that required a street version for the FIA homologate.
Designed by Bertone, the Stratos went on to win three consecutive rally world championships, in 1974, 1975 and 1976, and Lancia manufactured around 500 units for use on public roads.
So the story of the Lancia Stratos continues thanks to Érik Comas and his Stratos Group 4 staff. Comas, a former F1 driver, has had four examples of the Stratos, but this one is a bit more special because it belonged to Claudio Maglioli, the official Lancia test pilot during the Stratos development. Comas competes in historic rally championships with its magnificent Stratos, with victories in Tour Auto and the historic Targa Florio, along with the general victories in the Italian championship of 2015 and in the European championship of 2017.
The small Lancia is powered by a Dino V6 2.4-litre engine, the road going versions had 188 horses. The racers with the 12-valve version of the Ferrari engine officially reached 275 horses, a figure that then rose to 320 horses for the 24-valve version. But the nice thing is to see a Lancia Stratos being driven properly and listening to the glorious sound of that V6.
So take a seat and experience the Lancia Stratos rhythm with Érik Comas.