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Ex-Ferrari stylist to create Chrysler, Lancia design language

Former Ferrari designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti has been plucked out of retirement to develop a fresh design language for the new range of Chrysler-Lancia models. Fiat and Ramaciotti, 64, aim to develop a universal design theme to help boost Lancia and Chrysler vehicle sales around the world...

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2012 Chrysler Delta not coming to Australia despite UK launch
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2012 Chrysler Delta not coming to Australia despite UK launch

The new 2012 Chrysler Delta - based on the Lancia Delta - is about to hit UK showrooms but will not be sold in Australia. As part of Fiat and Chrysler's plans to expand Chrysler brand awareness in Europe, all Lancia models will be marketed as Chrysler vehicles in the UK...


Ferrari says no to new Lancia Stratos production
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Ferrari says no to new Lancia Stratos production

Dreams of the new Lancia Stratos making it into production have just been shattered, with Ferrari announcing it will not consent to the reproduction of the one-off new Lancia Stratos in the foreseeable future. It was probably going to be a long shot anyway, but now that it's official, it's a bit sad...


Bertone concepts to be auctioned by bankruptcy court
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Bertone concepts to be auctioned by bankruptcy court

Six futuristic Bertone concept cars will be auctioned off at the order of a bankruptcy court, with the full set tipped to sell for as much as $6.75 million. The classic concepts were part of the 90-vehicle Bertone Group museum collection that was broken up as a result of the Italian design house’s 2008 liquidation...


Lancia Stratos gets 40 prospective orders
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Lancia Stratos gets 40 prospective orders

Those who are interested in buying a brand new model Lancia Stratos - and who isn't? - may need to get your cheque books ready. The original one-off model was a concept created by Michael Stoschek, an enthusiastic German business man, and Pininfarina. But now that over 40 very interested people have expressed demand, the two are thinking of producing a few limited editions...


2012 Lancia Ypsilon spy shots during winter testing
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2012 Lancia Ypsilon spy shots during winter testing

Our spy photographers have managed to snap the upcoming Lancia Ypsilon undergoing extreme winter testing in northern Sweden, where temperatures hovered around the -20C mark. The Lancia Ypsilon is the company's smallest and most fuel-efficient car...


More Lancia Stratos performance details revealed
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More Lancia Stratos performance details revealed

Almost the complete specifications of the new Lancia Stratos have been revealed, including the born-again racer’s blistering 0-100km/h time of 3.3 seconds. Before we get too carried away, the Stratos has not been confirmed for production. The data is based on the one-off vehicle designed by Pininfarina for racecar collector Michael Stoschek and his son Maximillian...


Video: Lancia Stratos driven by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo
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Video: Lancia Stratos driven by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo

The one-off special produced by Fiat and its subsidiaries has been finalised. In the risk of missing out on what all the fuss is about, Ferrari boss, Luca di Montezemolo, recently stopped by Ferrari's own Fiorano-based test track to take the Lancia Stratos for a spin. Also along for the ride was the German industrialist, Michael Stoschek, the lucky guy who funded the project and owner of the car...


Lancia Delta 1.4 Multiair to be on show at dealerships across Italy
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Lancia Delta 1.4 Multiair to be on show at dealerships across Italy

Lancia is preparing all dealerships across Italy this weekend to exhibit the new Lancia Delta 1.4 Turbo Multiair. The cars will be on display from October 23 and 24. The new car features the 1.4-litre Multiair four cylinder engine which passes Euro 5 emissions standards. Using Start Stop technology the engine is said to achieve 5.6L per 100km...


Video: 2010 Lancia Stratos driven by Michael Stoschek
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Video: 2010 Lancia Stratos driven by Michael Stoschek

Even though this video is in German, it's the first piece of footage we've seen of the extremely rare, one-off Lancia Stratos driven on a track. The bodywork and panels are made completely of carbon fibre. The engine, as suspected, is a Ferrari 430 Challenge Stradale 4.3-litre V8 with matching driveline...


Lancia Stratos images and details emerge
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Lancia Stratos images and details emerge

As previous reports predicted, this one-off Lancia Stratos is powered by a Ferrari 4.3-litre V8 borrowed from the Ferrari F430. The chassis and platform of the new Stratos is also taken from the Ferrari F430. Last week we posted some images of the car in, what looked to be, full-trim guise. There were however certain indicative signs that the images were created digitally...


Lancia Stratos production rumours continue to spread
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Lancia Stratos production rumours continue to spread

Last week we heard Fiat was testing a secret Lancia 'Stratos' being built for one very lucky, and very rich, punter. The car was caught testing on Fiat Group's own international test track in Italy. There's now rumours that are swelling, desperately trying to expose the idea that this 'one-off' special will see some kind of mainstream production...


Lancia Stratos one-off prototype under development
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Lancia Stratos one-off prototype under development

Spotted at Alfa Romeo's test track in Balocco, northern Italy, this one-off concept is said to be developed for an industrialist Lancia enthusiast who is also funding the project. Caught testing in late June, the Stratos is believed to use a Ferrari 430 chassis layout that has been modified and shortened according to traditional Stratos proportions...


Lancia design sketches
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Lancia design sketches

In what is still a rather cloudy economic climate, despite the odd glimpse of financial recovery, it remains doubtful if Australia will ever see the return of the prestigious Italian marque, Lancia. That’s a shame because I have fond memories of the brand, with a poster of the fabulous Lancia Stratos rally car gracing my bedroom wall alongside the Lamborghini Countach...


Update: Lancia-Chrysler could merge within a year
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Update: Lancia-Chrysler could merge within a year

Yesterday CarAdvice revealed that Lancia cars could be sold in Australia rebadged as Chryslers. This morning Chrysler and Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has admitted that the two brands may have merged their product line-ups within 12 months. “We could see the two converge as early as the end of the year,” he told UK automotive website Autocar...


Lancia back Down Under says CEO, Chrysler Australia tight-lipped
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Lancia back Down Under says CEO, Chrysler Australia tight-lipped

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne says Lancia cars will be sold in Australia badged as Chryslers, according to automotive industry journal GoAuto. Mr Marchionne told GoAuto the global plan to expand the Chrysler range with Lancias and other Fiat Group vehicles included Australia. “Yes, you will [see Lancias as Chryslers in Australia]...


Chrysler slips to fifth in US, may take over Lancia name
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Chrysler slips to fifth in US, may take over Lancia name

November’s sales figures have guaranteed that Chrysler will slip to fifth behind Honda in the US market for 2009. Honda has sold 1.044 million vehicles in the first 11 months of 2009, leading Chrysler by an unassailable 200,000 units, but the American brand is confident it is on the right track...


Lancia
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Lancia's next flagship to be based on Chrysler 300C

Fiat aims to integrate the Chrysler brand more closely with the Italian automaker's upscale Lancia marque with the two brands likely to share products ranging from small hatches to large sedans. The appointment of Lancia CEO Olivier Francois as Chrysler brand boss is a step toward the goal, a Fiat source said...