It may not be a Delta, but Bertone’s Lancia Stratos HF Zero has revolutionized the concept of the automobile

It may not be a Delta, but Bertone’s Lancia Stratos HF Zero has revolutionized the concept of the automobile
It may not be a Delta, but Bertone’s Lancia Stratos HF Zero has revolutionized the concept of the automobile

A concept car built by Bertone, which competed with other design companies to overcome limits that seemed insurmountable.

A symbol of the times that were. And that, perhaps, they will never return. The Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero, concept car from the 1970s.

The back of the Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (YouTube)

Those cars that looked like spaceships

Those were the years when the world discovered technological advancement. As a result, many of these concept cars almost looked like a spaceship. Long, low, flat, sharp. They looked like they came out of a science fiction movie or a cartoon about a robot.

The Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (YouTube)

The Lancia Stratos is a sports car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Lancia from 1973 to 1975. The Stratos HF, achieved a long series of racing successes that made it enter the history of the discipline.

A concept car built by Bertone, which competed with other design companies to overcome limits that seemed insurmountable. It was exhibited for the first time in 1970 at the Turin Motor Show. The year following the arrival of the semi-final prototype of the Stratos HF (High Fidelity), however without the engine. Subsequently, the V6 Dino engine was placed inside.

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The Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero was equipped with a Lancia V4 engine that released a power of 115 horsepower. The power unit was located under the triangle-shaped hood, positioned in the center of the concept car. The Strato’s Zero prototype only inspired the actual Stratos, which in fact did not take up any mechanical parts.

The sharp nose of the Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (YouTube)

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As for the interior, the concept of the spacecraft returns, with seats that were almost horizontal. The long trapezoidal windshield offered a splendid view of the sky. Own from the windshield you had access to the car. The doors had been abolished. He was also liked for this absolutely new trait. Especially for those years.

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