Dallara Annouce Their First Road Car with the Doorless ‘Stradale’
The name ‘Dallara’ may not mean much to the average auto nut down the pub, but head to most racing paddocks around the world and they’re likely to give you a smile and eulogise about the racing car chassis manufacturer. So to commemorate 80 years of business, Dallara has revealed plans for its very first road car, the door-less ‘Stradale’.
The Stradale is the debut road car from Italian chassis specialist, Dallara. Having been involved in all forms of racing and builds for hypercars such as the Bugatti Chiron, Dallara have decided to fly solo for the very first time. And if there’s one thing they know, it’s speed.
The two-seated Stradale features a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (borrowed from Ford’s Mustang) capable of pumping out 400bhp. Given Dallara’s specialty, it’s no great surprise that the Stradale’s carbon-fibre tub is extremely light too, weighing in at just 855kg dry. All that means the Stradale can do 0-62mph in just 3.25 seconds and has a top speed of 173mph.
The car is fitted with special Pirelli tyres to deal with all that speed, while gearbox options come in the form of a six-speed manual or single-clutch paddle-shift automatic. There’s options for the body too as it’ll be offered as a single-seat racer, as well as the option of adding a windshield, roof, and doors separately.
Dallara say only 600 Stradale models will be built within the next five years with prices starting at around the £140,000 mark. Given it potentially has no doors or windscreens, the street Stradale is only approved for USA, Europe, the UK, and Japan for now. Head over to the Dallara Website for more details.