Lancia Stratos #2# Rally Giants

ISBN-10: 1787115267

ISBN-13: 9781787115262


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Lancia Stratos #2# Rally Giants

by Graham Robson

This book describes the birth, development and rallying career of the Lancia Stratos, Europe’s very first purpose-built rally car, in the mid/late 1970s. It provides a compact and authoritative history of where, when and how it became so important to the sport, as well as telling the story of the team.


The car and the team

  • Inspiration
  • The Stratos’ importance in rallying
  • The Stratos’ home ground
  • Facing up to rival cars
  • Manufacturing - meeting the rules
  • Engineering features
  • Setting the layout
  • Launch and development
  • Homologation, and running changes
  • Building and maintaining the works cars
  • Personalities and star drivers

Competition story

  • The Stratos’ career
  • Homologation achieved
  • Which new cars took over, and why
  • The Stratos’ successor
  • Chequered Flag and Stratos - a long story
  • Four cars, one colour scheme

Stratos works rally cars – World Championship rallies (and when first used)

World/major European rally wins

Buch, Softcover, 20,5 x 19,5 cm, 128 Seiten, 131 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text