DALLARA STRADALE (2017)

Performance design for a pure driving experience.

The Dallara Stradale is the first road going car from the legendary Italian race car specialists. Our design reflects the vision behind it: rediscover the real pleasure of driving on the road or on the track.

 
 

photo’s: Pietro Carrieri

THE BRIEF

Blending uncompromized racing genes with elegant shapes to reflect the beautiful duality of the vision behind it.

 
Lowie Vermeersch with Giampaolo Dallara, founder of Dallara.

Lowie Vermeersch with Giampaolo Dallara, founder of Dallara.

“After I first met Giampaolo Dallara some years ago I never forgot his human warmth and that deep passion for building cars that is at the heart of his legendary career. When I heard about his plans to realize his lifelong dream to build his own car, we absolutely wanted to design it.

He imagined a car that he could drive with his granddaughter through the hills of his native region all the way to the Mediterranean sea, have a great seaside lunch there and on the way back make a detour to the Mugello race track to make a lap record before turning home. 

The duality of his vision was so beautiful and pure that from the outset we felt that our task would be to give shape to exactly that. Not more, not less.” LV

 

WHAT WE DID

We were involved in the early stages of concept definition and responsible for the complete exterior and interior design, including the development of final math data for production.

 

DEFINE : Dallara had very clear ideas about the technical definition of the car. To complement this we did a thorough study to define the user related contents of the car. While focus always remained on the pure driving, this led to several product contents that make the driving more pleasurable, such as the helmet storage spaces behind the seats.

DESIGN: Giving the shape to the Dallara Stradale meant translating Giampaolo Dallara's dream into a sculpture. A dream nourished through a long career full of passion for racing. For this reason we didn’t want to impose a pre-established stylistic idea, but instead let the shape evolve naturally during the project, in a continuous interaction between our stylistic ideas and the engineers at Dallara. This process was driven by the duality of the briefing: designing a car that is an uncompromised performace car, but also a design that evokes the simple and human pleasure of driving through wandering hill roads.

DEVELOP: We developed the final surface data for the exterior and interior, integrating all the technical and legal requirements needed to produce the car. Our expertise in designing low volume production cars proved crucial to integrate in a natural way the limitations that come with that, such as off the shelf headlamps and rearlamps. Granstudio also developed the car configurator and communication material.

EXTREME AERODYNAMIC efficiency (2.5 ) and downforce ( up to 810kg )

EXTREME AERODYNAMIC efficiency (2.5 ) and downforce ( up to 810kg )

MODULAR ROOF TOP allows different configurations

INTERNAL AIRFLOWS made possible by lack of doors

INTERNAL AIRFLOWS made possible by lack of doors

ABSENCE OF DOORS lowers the weight and raises the stifness

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT carbon fiber body ( 855kg )

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT carbon fiber body ( 855kg )

 
This car brings you into a physical-mental rythm that empties your head.
— Matthijs van Dijk, head of sister office Reframing STudio
 

OUR VIEW

This cars fits our vision of a multi mobile future with more diverse and more purpose driven vehicles (read more) . In that future there also needs to be place for the pure driving experience, for that very human need of physical and mental exploration and pleasure. The pureness of the Dallara Stradale fits exactly that purpose. Not more, not less.

 
 

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