Dammit Jay - why'd you have to show that to me? I had to very quickly hit the
back button before seeing if there was any way in the world I could afford to
buy that car. Must refrain from going back to that page... must refrain...
have been in love/lust with the Lancia Stratos since they were new. The things
looked like an alien spaceship when they first came out. The fact that they
dominated World Rally competition for so many years didn't hurt either.
is that as much as I'd love to own one, I'm afraid it would break my
wallet). They are supposed to be virtually undriveable at speed by
all but the
most highly talented of folks. I consider myself a good driver,
but not in the
league of the guys that were able to actually get the full
performance out of
I guess since the wheelbase is so short
and track so wide, it has a tendancy to
turn in rather well and end up
spinning into the surrounding scenery. Still...
The Hawk cars are supposed to
be far better than the original Lancias. An Alfa
V6 is more powerful and
reliable than the Ferrari unit in the originals
too. Maybe they've tuned out
some of the inherent twitchiness...
Where was that car located???