Race Car Maker Dallara’s First Road Car Is A Carbon-Fiber 400-HP Beast
Dallara, the Italian race car chassis manufacturing firm behind race cars like next year’s IndyCar, unveiled its first-ever road-going car today as a part of its 80th anniversary. The Dallara Stradale is an two-seat, mid-engine, carbon-fiber sports car powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 400 horsepower. It looks amazing.
Dallara says the goal for the Stradale was to “make a car to rediscover the pure pleasure of driving on the road or on the track.” Judging by this car’s specs, it may have done just that.
According to Dallara, dry weight for the Stradale comes in at just 855 kilograms (1885 pounds). Combined with its turbocharged 2.3-liter Ford-sourced engine and specially made Pirelli tires, the car is able to hold 2g of lateral acceleration.
Buyers are given the option between two body styles: a Barchetta without doors, a roof or windshield, or a closed-cockpit setup with gullwing doors. You can also option a removable windshield on the roadster model in case you prefer to not get hit in the face with rocks. Additionally, a rear wing is available for Stradale owners planning on frequent track use.
According to Autocar, Dallara says it plans on building 600 examples of the Stradale over the next five years, with a starting price of €155,000 (or around $183,000 at current exchange rates). U.S. availability is unknown at this point, but considering cars like the BAC Mono and KTM X-Bow have made it stateside, there’s hope.