HEY FIAT!!! Look at the independent STRATOS prototype!

HEY FIAT!!! Look at the independent STRATOS prototype!

Mac
Mac

February 28th, 2005, 10:33 am #1

This is sure to set the Geneva show and the whole I-car and Rally world on it's collective ear!
Due to also be unveiled at the Geneva show March 1st is the mind boggling "2005 Lancia Stratos" concept which has had ZERO involvement from Fiat / Lancia, and has been created as the result of "one man's dream", that man being Christian Hrabalek, aka "the biggest Stratos nut on Earth"

FIAT, TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A MODERNIZATION THAT IS ALL NEW YET CLEARLY REFLECTS ITS LINEAGE

http //www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_show/gen ... 2/2802.htm

YOU CAN BET THERE WOULD BE NO FRONT ENGINE IN THAT!
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lonnie
lonnie

February 28th, 2005, 12:04 pm #2

just look at that thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

dont worry tho it will never be produced if fiat cant afford a mid engine for the x199 there will never be one of these things
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DougESmith
DougESmith

February 28th, 2005, 12:32 pm #3

This is sure to set the Geneva show and the whole I-car and Rally world on it's collective ear!
Due to also be unveiled at the Geneva show March 1st is the mind boggling "2005 Lancia Stratos" concept which has had ZERO involvement from Fiat / Lancia, and has been created as the result of "one man's dream", that man being Christian Hrabalek, aka "the biggest Stratos nut on Earth"

FIAT, TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A MODERNIZATION THAT IS ALL NEW YET CLEARLY REFLECTS ITS LINEAGE

http //www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_show/gen ... 2/2802.htm

YOU CAN BET THERE WOULD BE NO FRONT ENGINE IN THAT!
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March 1st, 2005, 1:49 am #4

This is sure to set the Geneva show and the whole I-car and Rally world on it's collective ear!
Due to also be unveiled at the Geneva show March 1st is the mind boggling "2005 Lancia Stratos" concept which has had ZERO involvement from Fiat / Lancia, and has been created as the result of "one man's dream", that man being Christian Hrabalek, aka "the biggest Stratos nut on Earth"

FIAT, TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A MODERNIZATION THAT IS ALL NEW YET CLEARLY REFLECTS ITS LINEAGE

http //www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_show/gen ... 2/2802.htm

YOU CAN BET THERE WOULD BE NO FRONT ENGINE IN THAT!









This is total inspiration!! wow...

I like that Fenomenon car, looks sweet.. more true to the original's lines.



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Mac
Mac

March 1st, 2005, 2:25 am #5

I LIKE THEM BOTH, I WOULD LOVE EITHER ONE.

If I had to pick a favorite I would pull my hair out, it would be a tie.

I think the Fenomenon version just edges the Stola out in "sheer shock style" because of, if nothing else, those DOORS that are hinged in the center of the windshield - THAT IS TRULY BADASS!!!

But, then, I look at the Stola, and think, GANDINI, THE MAN HIMSELF, CREATED THAT ONE. "Conventional" doors or not, it would be hard for anyone to beat the master himself in my humble opinion....

SO yes I think it's a tie. Perhaps if a real Stratos evolution were ever to be produced, the wise thing to do would be to put Gandini and Hrabalek IN A ROOM TOGETHER (!) and let them combine their ideas for the best of both minds

But right now, we have bigger (Smaller) fish to fry, the X1/99!

Peace, -Mac
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Mac
Mac

March 1st, 2005, 7:48 am #6

It actually looks a little weirder around the fenders than in the renderings (maybe those contrasting colors are not helping my eye judge either) still a total knockout car!!

It's a fully functional prototype, drivable, Ferrari powered, look...

http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_s ... llery.html

Pretty cool!!!!! -Mac
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Mac
Mac

March 1st, 2005, 8:05 am #7

... here I thought Hrabi designed it, apparently NOT, he ran a contest and a "MYSTERY DESIGNER" was selected, as of the moment it is not yet revealed who actually penned the 05 Stratos - a mystery I'm sure in part because they say the 'culprit' happens to currently be an employed automotive designer! Maybe the mystery person doesn't want his or her employer to know what he or she has been doing on the side! It's bound to come out eventually. Check these out:

http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/ ... index.html

http://www.fenomenon.com

Peace, -Mac
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Alex Shepherd
Alex Shepherd

March 1st, 2005, 12:18 pm #8

It actually looks a little weirder around the fenders than in the renderings (maybe those contrasting colors are not helping my eye judge either) still a total knockout car!!

It's a fully functional prototype, drivable, Ferrari powered, look...

http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_s ... llery.html

Pretty cool!!!!! -Mac
...see, the Italians can still create great style! That's a beautiful yet entirely contemporary shape in my eyes.

Funnily enough it reminds me of the Murcielago, but slightly different! I bet no-one's complaining about the style of the Murcielago and do you think it needs a 'facelift'? Hell no!

-Alex
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Mark in Syracuse
Mark in Syracuse

March 1st, 2005, 1:47 pm #9

It actually looks a little weirder around the fenders than in the renderings (maybe those contrasting colors are not helping my eye judge either) still a total knockout car!!

It's a fully functional prototype, drivable, Ferrari powered, look...

http://www.italiaspeed.com/2005/motor_s ... llery.html

Pretty cool!!!!! -Mac
Great Pictures

When I look at the raw photo's it is obvious that there was milling on the car body. All programmed in to get the car perfect. There appears to be an Axis Gantry in the background of one of the pictures. A company called Henri Line (pronounced "Onry Linay") near Montreal in Granby makes those machines and typically they are sold to companies like Boeing who uses them to mill aircraft parts and components. The milling table can be any length and can mill in all directions (sphereical).

I find these things very interesting. I love to know how things are fabricated.

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Mac
Mac

March 1st, 2005, 9:41 pm #10

...see, the Italians can still create great style! That's a beautiful yet entirely contemporary shape in my eyes.

Funnily enough it reminds me of the Murcielago, but slightly different! I bet no-one's complaining about the style of the Murcielago and do you think it needs a 'facelift'? Hell no!

-Alex
... it may have not been an Italian at all!

The design firm responsible for the project is in LONDON, and the "mystery designer" who penned the new lines is as yet unrevealed...

It looks a bit more like a "toy car" than the original did, something about the fatter edgework and that green/white color scheme is making me think it looks like some sort of toy, and a huge hand should be descending from the sky any moment to grab it by the sides and roll it forward...

... but even still, it is a remarkably attractive modernization of the "untouchable" Gandini original! No doubt about it.

Peace, -Mac
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