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abarth cars , our in museum => lancia strato's CORSE / kitcar remake => Topic started by: guy moerenhout on November 25, 2005, 11:20:05 AM

Title: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: guy moerenhout on November 25, 2005, 11:20:05 AM
for more info and prices : (   

lots of engines possible
even the original gearbox and engines can still be found by us
we can also help you with your projects and follow it up and give advice

the kit and chassis can be delivered at home, anywhere in europe
ask price before delivery!  ;-)
Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: guy moerenhout on December 20, 2005, 01:58:39 PM
Our European Agent

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Moerenhout as our European Agent.
Guy, who's business is based in Belgium, will be the point of contact for all new customers on mainland Europe and for information visit his website.
Guy is currently building a Group 4 Corse, some pictures of the progress are shown here. ( 

  The Corse

The Stratos, although a magnificent car, had many shortcomings, so in designing the CORSE we decided to improve on the original not just to replicate it 'warts and all'. We also endeavoured to produce a car where the construction would be straight-forward and achievable in a reasonable length of time without the builder having any sophisticated engineering skills.

The Stratos had no separate chassis, whereas the CORSE is of a sophisticated semi-monocoque construction. The CORSE chassis has been independently tested by STATUS and found to have a torsional deflection figure of over 6000 lb ft / degree, which is stiffer by a factor of two over our nearest rivals. STATUS has awarded us their 'Blue Riband' for chassis performance and design, a title of which we are very proud.

The engine / transmission was mid-mounted in a rigid structure welded to the rear bulkhead, and this has been retained. The CORSE has foam filled bulkheads which reduces noise and much of the heat transfer associated with mid-engined cars.

The original engine was a Ferrari Dino V6. The beauty of the CORSE's design construction is that the engine bay is large enough to accommodate virtually any transverse engine / transmission unit, even the Ferrari V8 can be accommodated.

The reduced weight achieved by using a complete fibreglass body (as opposed to having a centre section of steel) means that far less power is needed to give a performance similar to the original.

The Stratos's fibreglass sections were of a thin and flimsy construction, whereas the fibreglass panels of the CORSE are of a heavier weight with the addition of Coremat non-woven fabric in certain areas for increased rigidity and strength.

We have done away with the complicated setting up of the suspension and the constant re-adjustments originally necessary, by the addition of silent block rubber bushes. This makes the CORSE a more predictable car to drive than the Stratos.

The front suspension geometry has been updated and with our own design cast aluminium steering rack (no propriety unit was 100% suitable, so there was no alternative - we made our own), the handling characteristics now match the performance of the car.

Disc brakes have been retained all round and are controlled by a Tilton pedal box, using a split system with adjustable front / rear bias.

The unique simplicity of the window raising mechanism has also been retained along with a full width boot.

We have also been able to increase head and leg room so now the seating and control positions are vastly improved over the rather cramped and awkward positions of the original.

WHICH KIT said of the original development CORSE, ''Without reservation, I can say that this is the safest and best road holding car I have ever experienced.''

NapierSport Ltd.
57 Gravel Hill, Merley,
Wimborne, Dorset. BH21 1RW UK

Tel: +44 (0)870 2863215
Fax: +44 (0)870 2863218

Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: guy moerenhout on December 21, 2005, 09:53:06 AM
yes ,this is a CORSE
Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: catswhiskers on December 24, 2005, 10:23:30 AM
Yes indeed it is. It's mine and as proof of how well designed and engineered the kit is, the car took less than 400 hours to complete. The kit was delivered in December 2004 and was sucessfully SVA tested and registered in September 2005. Now looking forward to having some fun.

Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: guy moerenhout on February 10, 2006, 02:06:12 PM
this is the remake of the Polski Fiat stratos
Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika)
Post by: guy moerenhout on February 10, 2006, 02:17:38 PM
LB-cars from Malle (Belguim) is our first dealer point in the Benelux  (   

If you wish to be a dealer, don't hesitate to contact me for more info.

Also looking for distributors for the full range of Abarth-kits like

Monomille, Bialbero, Periscope, Biposto 1000 Cuneo, X 1/9 prototipo and more...
Title: Re: lancia stratos remakes (replika) - NEWS from STRATOS !
Post by: webchef reKupnet on June 02, 2007, 08:17:10 AM
From: stratos
To: Guy Moerenhout
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:12 AM
Subject: News

Good morning Guy,
For your information the following is a News item now added to our website. (
Best regards


As Stratos enthusiasts we are part of a small select group of like minded individuals worldwide who appreciate this iconic creation.

The Corse has been developed to provide those who share that appreciation with an opportunity to join that select group and experience the Stratos phenomenon.

Therefore to show our appreciation to our customers, we intend to allocate a share in our company with each Corse kit purchased, together with 12 months subscription to the Stratos Enthusiasts Club.