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Dallara Stradale hits the road

Race car builder Dallara has introduced their first production version of their road car, the Stradale. The new car has no doors, like a single-seater racing car though it can be customized in a roadster configuration with the addition of a windshield. Adding a T-Frame, the car becomes a targa. With the further addition of two doors with a seagull wing opening, the car becomes a coupe. For those who want to use the car mostly on track, there is the possibility to install a rear wing. It is also possible to install adjustable suspensions which allows lowerng the car for a track set-up.

The Dallara Stradale provides a six-speed manual transmission, but among the optional equipment a "paddle-shift" system is provided for the robotized gearbox which minimizes the time shifting, equipped of two methods and two different mappings, automatic: Normal and Sport; and manual: Normal and Sport.

The less than 1,900 lbs. total car weight is a result of the extensive use of composite materials and carbon fiber in the monocoque; long fiber compression moulding in structural components of the bodywork; body panel system in exterior panels; carbon sheet moulding in reinforcements.

Thanks to the virtual development of the CFD and several Wind Tunnel sessions, the aerodynamic load coefficient obtained allows obtaining downforce of more than 1,800 lbs. at topspeed. The combination of weight, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics along with special tires allows lateral accelerations beyond 2G under normal conditions of use.

Power comes from a 4-cylinder 2.3 L supercharged capable of delivering 400 HP with the electronic control system developed in close collaboration with Bosch.

Deliveries have begun but pricing information was not released.


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