Looking at the Taimar and the S3, it’s difficult to believe that more than a decade separates them – or that they book-end the glorious white 350i that’s thundering around our temporary paddock at the Bruntingthorpe track.
The latest exhibition at the Design museum is the Fenomenom Stratos Concept car from 2005, a tribute to the 40-year old design.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lancia Stratos, the Design Museum will display the full-size 2005 Stratos Concept Car, designed by British design agency Fenomenon.
The Fenomenon Stratos Concept Car was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 and has been in development ever since, with a design team led by former RCA student Chris Hrabalek the co-founder of Fenomenon Ltd and owner of the largest collection of Lancia Stratos cars in the world.
The car will be on display in the Design Musem 'Tank' - a public exhibition space outside the museum on the riverfront, free for everyone to enjoy at any time.It features a constantly changing programme of contemporary design installations with specially commissioned exhibitions, as well as glimpses ofthe exhibitions inside the Design Museum.
The original Stratos Concept Car debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1970 and was designed by Italian car company Bertone. The 2005 Concept Car references the classic lines of the '70s model, with its distinctive angular wedge shape body, wrap around jet screen and Ferrari engine. Designed as a multi-terrain supercar, the 2005 edition has been constructed using a mixture of carbonfibre, titanium and aluminium panels.