Matt Farah has been waiting a long time to drive a Lancia Stratos, and on this episode of One Take he finally gets his chance. And this isn’t just any ol’ Stratos – which is already a rare car, as only 500 were produced – it’s a 1 of 25, 1975 HF Group 4 model.
hood trunklid sits a Ferrari 2.4-liter Dino V6 engine which is matted to a 5-speed transmission with a dog-leg first gear. Starting the engine is a bit more complicated than today’s push-button technology, but it’s supposed to be that way, because race car.
If the purpose-built rally car is half as fun to drive as Matt makes it seem, then it’s surely an experience we’d like to have. Click play to watch the Lancia Stratos review for yourself, and keep a close eye on the collection in John Campion’s garage ’cause there are some absolute dimes in there that Matt has also had the privilege to drive.