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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Comments

    • Matthew Grice
      Matthew Grice

      WTH!! I wouldn't even drive that thing,it's a go kart

      about 22 days ago
    • Ichijoe2112
      Ichijoe2112

      Is this the Car Rodamus Prime / Hotrod was based on?

      about 1 month ago
    • The Cad
      The Cad

      I'll give you a £5er for It !

      about 1 month ago
    • Spintechfilms
      Spintechfilms

      I swear i had this binder in school

      about 1 month ago
    • oldirtylemons
      oldirtylemons

      futuristic roach.

      about 1 month ago
    • hongL C
      hongL C

      Like a cockroach

      about 1 month ago
    • KoliPoki TheBold
      KoliPoki TheBold

      Looks like a piece of shit

      about 1 month ago
    • Kryptic Kollector
      Kryptic Kollector

      Is this the same type of car they used in the movie the wraith? Starring Charlie sheen?

      about 1 month ago
    • t1[a]n0
      t1[a]n0

      Definitely not a car for people with claustrophobia

      about 1 month ago
    • Schwitz
      Schwitz

      cyberpunk vibes tbh

      about 1 month ago
    • US of Israhell
      US of Israhell

      Is that the car in Wrath?

      about 1 month ago
    • Ron King
      Ron King

      Damn u gotta literally lay down 2 drive

      about 1 month ago
    • SuperPussyFinger
      SuperPussyFinger

      What’s not to love about this spectacularly ugly car?

      about 1 month ago
    • Hector Ruiz
      Hector Ruiz

      Ain't gonna lie that car looks ugly ass fuck

      about 1 month ago
    • 我慢砲
      我慢砲

      1970??
      Is it not 2070?

      about 1 month ago
    • Zaan Q
      Zaan Q

      L9oks like a Claustrophobes nightmate

      about 1 month ago
    • Kory Johnson
      Kory Johnson

      Isn't that the car Michael Jackson turned into in the movie moonwalker

      about 1 month ago
    • Lady Labyrinth
      Lady Labyrinth

      Looks like a giant roach

      about 1 month ago
    • X -Why- Z
      X -Why- Z

      Isn't that the pink panther car

      about 1 month ago
    • Howie Bouthat
      Howie Bouthat

      Well now you've met the Pink Panther, the rinkydink panther,
      Wasn't he a panther ever so pink?
      You've seen that he's a groovy cat
      And what a gentleman, a scholar, what a acrobat!
      He's in the pink, Pink Panther!
      A rinky-dink Panther,
      And it's as plain as your nose
      that he's the one and only truly original
      panther pink from head to toes.
      Yeah he's the one and only truly original
      panther, Pink Panther, from head to toe!

      about 1 month ago
    • King David
      King David

      Samovar from Michael Jackson is Moonwalker.

      about 1 month ago
    • dee bu soh
      dee bu soh

      Isit like driving go kart?

      about 1 month ago
    • Puritania
      Puritania

      Looks like a prop car from the original total recall

      about 1 month ago
    • ugur yildiz
      ugur yildiz

      cofee table with four wheels😂😂😂😂
      it is beautiful

      about 1 month ago
    • Roderick Hero
      Roderick Hero

      Looks like a Pantera mated with a Lamborghini

      about 1 month ago
    • Rose Phoenix
      Rose Phoenix

      This car is coming from from the movie of Tron

      about 1 month ago
    • Алексей Ткачёв
      Алексей Ткачёв

      по звуку - ушастый запорожец.

      about 1 month ago
    • SafeSpace Post
      SafeSpace Post

      Unsafe, impractical, ridiculous, and absolutely gorgeous.

      about 1 month ago
    • 한상철
      한상철

      차 좆까네 딸딸이소리가나냐

      about 1 month ago
    • Ahoohi
      Ahoohi

      Need this car in gta.

      about 1 month ago