5 December 2013

If there's one kit car capable of leaving us besotted, it's the Lister Bell STR, a newly developed Lancia Stratos replica that is exquisitely put together. The appearance is bang on, the attention to detail is superb...and the driving position is better than the original's.

Power comes from a 2.5-litre Alfa Romeo V6, which makes the right noises and, with about 190bhp, the right amount of shove. It steers and handles really sweetly, too. That you could put a lovely one together yourself for less than £30,000, or have a turn-key car for not much over £40,000, is more than enough to leave you examining your finances.

Thanks to Steve Hole of totalkitcar.com

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Hatchoo 12 December 2013


Well done Autocar for reviewing some less conventional car choices, this Kit Car feature is brilliant. This Stratos looks absolutely, drop dead beautiful, if it really drives better than it looks then it must be THE best car in production today. Was the engine smoking a little though?
david RS 9 December 2013

And the sound of the Busso!

And the sound of the Busso!
Harrymc 7 December 2013

Alfa 4C?

seems like the car the Alfa 4C should have been! Manual gearbox, N/A V6, and no silly headlights! also, based on the fact you just bought an A45 AMG Steve, after calling in the "money no object" hot hatch, i think it safe to assume you can afford one of these too...so do the world a favour and buy one! it should be the duty of everyone that can! Until the supply of 166's is depleted that is.
289 7 December 2013


...you don't really believe that Autocar reporters shell out their own cash for long term test cars...do you Harrymc?
Harrymc 8 December 2013

Appologies, didnt realise it

Appologies, didnt realise it was a long term test car, i only read the article about the tire blowing and assumed it was his own car.