Lister Bell STR, Lancia Stratos back on the road

Lister Bell STR, Lancia Stratos back on the road

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Lister Bell STR, Lancia Stratos back on the road

If you look at the past of Launch, there are some iconic models that have made the history of the brand on the road and on the dusty roads of the rally. Delta and Stratos have thus become authentic icons of the world of four wheels. In particular, the first, an authentic futurist masterpiece by Bertone which, collaborating with the Turin brand, brought to the debut in 1971 a car that would become a legend, consecrating itself in motorsport thanks to victories in the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976.

The feedback on the market was not in line with the success that the Lancia Stratos currently enjoys, with this model which is now particularly rare and sought after. Parallel to the few examples available, there are also some replicas that have tried to trace the strengths of the iconic Lancia model, starting with the engaging driving experience of the Stratos. In this sense, one of the examples is the Lister Bell STR, a reproduction of the winning Italian car. Unlike the original model, which was powered by Dino’s Ferrari V6 engine, this LB Specialist Cars STR replica is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 from an Alfa Romeo, the iconic Busso powerplant that produces up to 220hp.

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Those who had the opportunity to drive this faithful replica of Lancia Stratos wanted to underline how the driving experience is so “physical” thanks to its stiffened steering and the absence of assistance systems. Coupled with the stiff suspension and the sound of the V6 engine located just behind the driver’s seat, this car has a look and a voice that knows how to draw attention. There are some elements