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1997 Lancia Ionos

'A modern interpretation of the Stratos' powered by two Kappa 5 cylinder engines joined to form a V10. Porsche gearbox and 4WD system.

According to Franco Sbarro's students, who designed the 1997 Ionos, this was how a latter-day Lancia Sbarro's joining of two Alfa engines to make a straight eight, the Ionos and two Lancia Kappa five-cylinder units joined together to make an upturned V-ten layout, with a Porsche gearbox between the banks. The transmission was Porsche four-wheel drive. The "crash helmet" window profile was reminiscent of the original Stratos.


Images: Sbarro; Dingo

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