15 Coolest Concept Cars Ever Made

1970 Lancia Stratos Zero Bertone Concept

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1. Lancia Stratos Zero

Designed by Marcello Gandini, who also designed the Lamborghini Miura and the Alfa Romeo Carabo, the Lancia Stratos Zero was a beautiful concept car. Using the Lancia Fulvia HF as a foundation, the Stratos Zero was specifically built to be the lowest car possible. With it’s wedge design and short stance, the Stratos Zero stood only 83 centimeters tall (32.7 inches). The car was so low that it didn’t have doors, you needed to enter it through the hinged windshield. The engine for the Stratos Zero came from the Fulvia HF, a 115 horsepower 1.6 liter V-4. The engine was a mid-mounted engine to keep the front end as low and possible. While it may not have been very fast with this engine, the Stratos Zero concept paved the way for a rally car edition that ended up winning three rally car championships.

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