Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Car Pr0n #72

Again, with the theme...

1972 Lancia Stratos. Complete with tilt-up hood and trunk (bonnet?). 192 HP Ferrari Dino V6. For whatever reason, it was the most exotic of Italian exotics, even more so than the Lamborghini or Maserati. Maybe it was the fiberglass body. I'd imagine the very limited numbers produced might have had something to do with it, too.

The funny part, of course, is that a modern sedan will run rings around it -- with a 0-60 MPH time of 6.8 seconds it was pretty fast for the time, but the 2015 Toyota Camry V6 will do it nearly a second faster. A *Camry*. (Side note: Put the Camry on the list of "Cars to look at to replace the Earthf**ker"...)

The Camry, while a good looking car these days, is no Lancia Stratos.

That is all.


Ted said...

Yes, the street versions were not very quick, however later versions when done up in groupe B rally form. ( the Killer B's ). Would do 0-60 in under 3 sec. The Lancia's dominated the early years of group B rally's

Anonymous said...

I just can't picture a Camry storming up the Col de Turini and being scandi-flicked into the hairpins.

An average condition Stratos will sell for over $250,000 these days. The three listings here

don't even state a price.


Siddhartha Priest said...

The Lotus runs a Toyota Camry engine

Angus McThag said...

The cabin is... cozy.

Make sure you're secure in your manhood, because getting that close to your passenger is considered cuddling when done on a couch.

Old NFO said...

Yeah, the killer B's... Sigh... I got to drive one ONCE! What a trip!!!