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Monday, October 25, 2010

Kyosho Lancia Stratos HF 1977 Rally Monte Carlo Winner 1:18 scale

A Kyosho Lancia Stratos HF 1977 Monte Carlo Winner, driven by S. Munari/ S. Maiga, 1:18 scale.  Kyosho made a very impressive details on this car.

  From the Net:
1983 Andy Bentza and his RX Lancia Stratos HF, the only 3.0 litre Stratos
Lancia Stratos Turbo Group 5The Lancia Stratos HF, widely and more simply known
as Lancia Stratos, is a car made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia. The HF
stands for High Fidelity.
The Stratos was a very successful rally car during the 1970s and early 1980s. It
started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed from scratch for
this kind of competition.[2] The three leading men behind the entire rallying
project were Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio, British racer/engineer Mike
Parkes and factory rally driver Sandro Munari.
      1970 Lancia Stratos Zero, the first prototype of Lancia StratosThe
      bodywork was designed by Marcello Gandini, head designer at Bertone, and
      the technical layout was loosely based on a (Lancia Fulvia V4 powered)
      concept car called Stratos Zero which had been first shown at the Turin
      Motor Show in 1970. The body was wedge-shaped, and unusually short and
      wide, providing maximum traction. The car later appeared in Michael
      Jackson's 1988 film, Moonwalker as well as in his music video for Smooth
      In 1971 Lancia presented the Lancia Stratos HF prototype. The prototype
      (Chassis 1240) was fluorescent red in colour and featured a distinctive
      crescent-shaped-wrap-around windshield providing maximum forward
      visibility with almost no rear visibility. The prototype had three
      different engines in its early development life: the Lancia Fulvia engine,
      the Lancia Beta engine and finally the mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418
      cc Dino Ferrari V6. The V6 gave the road car a 0-60 time of just under
      five seconds, and a top speed of 144 mph (233 km/h).
The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championship titles in the hands of Sandro
Munari and Björn Waldegård, and might have gone on to win more had not internal
politics within the Fiat group placed rallying responsibility on the Fiat 131
Abarths. As well as victories on the 1975, 1976 and 1977 Monte Carlo Rally, all
courtesy of Munari, the Stratos won the event with the private Chardonnet Team
as late as 1979.


  1. Hi Resti,

    One of the most famous & unique shape for a rally car compare to others.

    I hope to collect it in the near future.

    "Pretty & nice collection".



  2. Hi Kin,
    Yes, it has a very unique design. And for a small car, she runs very fast.
    Thanks much!!