RE: Lancia Stratos: Time For Tea?

RE: Lancia Stratos: Time For Tea?

Thursday 7th May 2015

Lancia Stratos: Time For Tea?

You'll want everything as loud as possible for this one...



There's nothing especially complex or original about this Stratos video. It's simply five minutes of nothing but the little V6 Lancias being driven very hard at recent historic rallies. And if that doesn't appeal, you're probably on the wrong website.

There's a lot to enjoy. The noise for a start, which has been captured perfectly on the video and never, ever fails to excite. The way the Stratos looks too, so dainty and small and just perfect. It's here in plenty of liveries too, all of which look fantastic. Alitalia is still the best though. Perhaps the noise exaggerates the impression but the Stratos still seems properly quick as well.

So yes, five minutes of the Lancia Stratos being thrashed. What are you waiting for? Kettle and headphones on!

Watch the vid here.

 

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LordGrover

Original Poster:

29,911 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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The initial message was deleted from this topic on 07 May 2015 at 16:34

andygo

5,266 posts

190 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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Lovely cars, pretty uninspiring driving though!

bubney72

536 posts

88 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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superb

unsprung

2,528 posts

59 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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Thanks. I'll remember this sort of symphony when things will have long gone all-electric. frown



edinph

381 posts

109 months

Thursday 7th May 2015
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Oooooooooooooh, I've gone all tingly!
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boobles

15,156 posts

150 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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shout Blib

Blib

34,217 posts

132 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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It looks awfully like a TR7. yes

boobles

15,156 posts

150 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Blib said:
It looks awfully like a TR7. yes
Na, they are rare er ra !

Edited by boobles on Friday 8th May 11:25

firebird350

261 posts

115 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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andygo said:
Lovely cars, pretty uninspiring driving though!
In which case try the footage of the 300 BHP Fiat 131 Abarth filmed on the same event. The driver's definitely out to have fun and to entertain - even if the soundtrack isn't as musical as that of the Stratos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9UczR7SAc&fe...

He's fairly nifty with the handbrake too...

boobles

15,156 posts

150 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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firebird350 said:
In which case try the footage of the 300 BHP Fiat 131 Abarth filmed on the same event. The driver's definitely out to have fun and to entertain - even if the soundtrack isn't as musical as that of the Stratos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu9UczR7SAc&fe...

He's fairly nifty with the handbrake too...
Shame he clipped the curb though.

jl34

382 posts

172 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Wonderful car, just love the look and sound of them. Which is why i've ordered a Lister bell replica. Should sound good too with a 3 litre Alfa v6 on throttle bodies


Blib

34,217 posts

132 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Well done you! Lister Bell is the way to go, imo. I sold my Hawk a couple of years ago. If I was in the market for a replica today, I'd definitely go LB.

Tib

454 posts

114 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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not really giving it much in the way of wob, are they?

mightymouse

1,438 posts

163 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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wobble Hmmmm....beautiful
Remember standing in Haldon Forest at night and subsequent Welsh ones just hearing and seeing them bark through......angel

Anyone know what happened to the Checkered Flag Garage one ?
Be nice to see it out again restored.

Steve Pereze's one is nice too........

dafeller

592 posts

125 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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So much want. For some unknown reason, I had not imagined that there were so many Stratos in circulation.

Alas, the video will be the peak of my involvement. Thanks!

Mr2Mike

19,995 posts

190 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Blib said:
It looks awfully like a TR7. yes
nono Get yourself down to the opticians forthwith!

Blib

34,217 posts

132 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Mr2Mike said:
Blib said:
It looks awfully like a TR7. yes
nono Get yourself down to the opticians forthwith!
Don't worry. I'm just repeating a 'joke' that people liked to throw my way on here when I owned my Hawk Stratos replica.

Whenever a photo of my car appeared, they all chipped in. They thought it was funny. In truth os was very hurtful. I'm barely over it.

Mr2Mike

19,995 posts

190 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Blib said:
Don't worry. I'm just repeating a 'joke' that people liked to throw my way on here when I owned my Hawk Stratos replica.

Whenever a photo of my car appeared, they all chipped in. They thought it was funny. In truth os was very hurtful. I'm barely over it.
scratchchin Much cheaper to buy a crumbly old TR7 and see how many people accuse it of looking like a Stratos

ArnageWRC

905 posts

94 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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It has been said that only a handful of drivers could get the best out of this car; among them Sandro Munari, Bjorn Waldegaard & Markku Alen.

If you were to describe what a Rally car should be like, then the Stratos surely fulfils all criteria?

Remember being at the hairpin in Ae forest about 3-4 years ago on the Roger Albert, and after a plethora of Escorts had been through, you could hear the wail of a V6 getting louder and louder.... After it had been through, a scottish girl standing behind me turned to her dad and said, " now that's a Rally car..." A few of us turned around and agreed/ smiled at her and her dad.

boobles

15,156 posts

150 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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Mr2Mike said:
Blib said:
It looks awfully like a TR7. yes
nono Get yourself down to the opticians forthwith!
You don't know Blib do you? laugh

Only the people on here who know him will get what he said.

Oh & he had to explain it!!!!!! rofl

Did you get rid of the Maserati Blib? That was a stunning car!

Edited by boobles on Friday 8th May 21:02