25 Coolest Concept Cars

Lancia Stratos Zero

The Lancia Stratos Zero is a concept car from 1970, making the way for several other versions of the Lancia. This vehicle’s futuristic bodywork was the work of Marcello Gandini, the head designer for Bertone at the time and designer of the Lamborghini Miura. The auto featured a 1.6-liter Lancia Fulvia V4 engine. The wedge-shaped body is colored a distinctive orange. Following its first appearance, this concept vehicle was on display in the Bertone museum for years. Then, in 2011, an Italian auctiongoer bought it for €761,600. Over the years, it has also been in several other exhibits and collections, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during the 2014 Dream Cars exhibit.

One of the concept cars that looked ‘space-age,’ the Zero, or 0, led to more modern versions of the design such as the Sibilo and Fenomenon Stratos. Proceeding the Lancia Stratos HF by about a year, it was first displayed at the 1970 Turin Motor Show. The Lancia Stratos Zero was also displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA for the ‘Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design,’ exhibit. The unique and stylish vehicle was painted in orange and it made an appearance in the 1988 Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker film.

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