Tipping the scales at just 855kg, the 400 bhp Stradale nearly offers a 2 kg to 1 bhp ratio, replicating cars such as the original 1957 Lotus 7 that offered an outstanding power to weight ratio, allied to great drivability.
The Stradale will accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.45 seconds and has a top speed of more than 280 km/h (174 mph) in its standard configuration. An optional rear wing will provide almost 800kg of downforce to help improve track handling, but it takes its toll on the Dallara’s drag coefficient and reduces the top speed by 15 km/h to 265 km/h (163 mph).
Ahead of today’s official reveal, Dallara began building the Stradale this summer at its expanded its headquarters near Parma, Italy. Dallara’s production capacity will be just 10 units a month, so the Company expects to make about 120 units a year.
Dallara builds about 250 competition cars a year and plans to use the Stradale's limited production to showcase the Company’s core competencies. Its carbon fibre cockpit and body panels are engineered and built in-house, with Dallara also designing and building the carbon fibre chassis and body for the Bugatti Chiron. The Stradale's aerodynamics have been honed in a network of three wind tunnels owned by Dallara, which worked in parallel with virtual simulation.