I don't know why but I have a soft spot for the so called "Wedge Era", an automotive period that started from the late 1960s when car's design moved away from the curved and soft lines for a more sharpened and defined style.

If the production cars reflected this philosophy (like the BMW M1, Lamborghini Countach or the Lotus Esprit for example), concept cars took this design to the extreme. And the Stratos HF Zero is one of the most striking examples. Born in 1970, the initial concept behind the Zero for Bertone's design team was simply to see how low a car they could built (in those years there was a great rivalry between car designer, especially between Bertone and Pininfarina, who a few months ago unveiled their 93.5 cm tall Pininfarina Modulo). The Stratos was designed by Marcello Gandini to be 84 cm (33 inches) from the ground!

The name would be used on Lancia's rally-going car a few years later, but this concept had little to do with that. It's powered by a Lancia "Type 818.540" engine (1.6-liter V4 13°, with 115hp) taken from a Lancia Fulvia HF. Everything else looks like something coming directly from a 70s science fiction film and be inspired by space (remember that a year before there was the Apollo 11 mission): the steering wheel was made in order to resemble the planet Saturn, driving position was as horizontal and as close to the ground as it could possibly be so the driver had nothing but the road in front of him and the sky above him, a futuristic instrument panel offset to the side behind the front wheel-arch and rear-view mirrors sunk inside the side scallops allowed for somewhat limited rear vision.

In 1988 a replica of this car was built for Michael Jackson's film "Moonwalker".

I was able to record this unique car during the 2018 Concorso d'Eleganza of Villa D'Este in Cernobbio so now you can see many angles and detailed shots of it, hear the sound of the narrow angle V4 and see it moving around. Hope you like the video!

- For a more detailed story of this car check RM Sotheby's here: blog.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/VE11/Villa-d'Este/lots/r105-1970-lancia-stratos-hf-zero/186889


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Camcorder: Canon Legria HF G40 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2018
Where: Cernobbio, Italy

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    • tremorist


      about 23 hours ago
    • chio dub
      chio dub

      if i drive that car i be sleeping alot in traffic lol look so relaxing

      about 13 days ago
    • Kool Keith Productions
      Kool Keith Productions

      Wonder if anyone realizes this is the car from Moonwalker? 🤔

      about 16 days ago
    • Derek Olsen
      Derek Olsen

      Sounds like a lawnmower.

      about 17 days ago
    • V Machinima
      V Machinima

      this would easily pass by a 2072 car in a sci-fi movie

      about 1 month ago
    • DrOneOneOne

      Female drivers with miniskirts need not apply.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bulletguy07

      Perfect car to take the wife shopping.

      about 1 month ago
    • Luis / Dakill Kustom Garage
      Luis / Dakill Kustom Garage

      Um catso de carro kkkkkkkk

      about 1 month ago
    • H. M.
      H. M.

      I love good looking cars, but this one is over the top, from absolute cool it slopes to really absurd an ridiculous. Do anyone really wants to drive fast with this gocart. The front is so short, that I wonder, that the shoes of the driver does not show up. Besides other really queer looking details of design.

      about 1 month ago
    • David Dimalanta
      David Dimalanta

      That's not a sportscar. That's a moving alien platform. Still, cool shit man

      about 1 month ago
    • Nom Prénom
      Nom Prénom

      What a stange bed it's!...

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Betts
      Robert Betts

      circle jerk

      about 1 month ago
    • Marco Falancia
      Marco Falancia

      An electric version would be so awesome! I wonder how well it would do in a windtunnel at high speeds?

      about 1 month ago
    • Igal Flint
      Igal Flint


      about 1 month ago
    • Scott Night79
      Scott Night79


      about 1 month ago
    • Sir Podgy
      Sir Podgy

      W E D G E

      about 2 months ago

      Thats something i would find in the original transformers cartoon.

      about 2 months ago
    • jjclasicas

      Com Truise-Memory

      about 5 months ago
    • Gregory Timmons
      Gregory Timmons

      That car sounds like a tractor.m

      about 5 months ago
    • Rivi Bravo
      Rivi Bravo

      Looks like something the pink panther would drive.

      about 5 months ago
    • luis manteca
      luis manteca


      about 5 months ago
    • Terrestrial Cozmic
      Terrestrial Cozmic

      Damn I love the design
      I don't fuckin care if lot of poeple hate the design

      But still.....
      This is amazingly unique

      about 5 months ago
    • eyesof666

      The coolest car I have ever seen

      about 6 months ago
    • nilscastro


      about 6 months ago
    • Deception detective
      Deception detective

      It sounds like a tractor but what a cool concept!!

      about 7 months ago
    • JustSomeDude

      Even though this is an incredibly rare and still aesthetically ground breaking car , the owner must be eternally condemned! HE DIDNT EVEN DO A BURNOUT!

      about 7 months ago
    • judeanwhoremonger

      fucking cyclist at the beginning ....

      about 8 months ago
    • Lars Agerbæk
      Lars Agerbæk

      3:00 Wooow! that panel makes this car the new synthwave protagonist!

      about 8 months ago
    • Lars Agerbæk
      Lars Agerbæk

      sounds like a VW Beetle or a lawnmower

      about 8 months ago
    • Moab T. Frican
      Moab T. Frican

      Want to see a car that is similar to this? Look up alfa romeo carabo.

      about 9 months ago