The Stradale EXP looks ready for war.
Dallara is best known for building IndyCar, Formula 2, and Le Mans race cars, but back in 2017 the Italian company used its racing expertise to build its first and only road car: the Stradale, which is Italian for "road-legal". The Italian company also helped develop the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron.
Inspired by classic Lotus sports cars, the Stradale is a lightweight roadster (though it can also be converted into a coupe with an optional roof) that's powered by a 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine from the Ford Mustang tuned to produce 400 hp. Since it only weighs 1,885 pounds thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, the Stradale will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.25 seconds before topping out at 174 mph.
With its 600-car production run nearly complete, Dallara is preparing to unleash a hardcore, track-only version called the Stradale EXP.
For the first time, a prototype of the Dallara Stradale EXP has been caught on video being put through its paces at Monza. The front fascia and rear wing have been covered up, but Dallara can't hide the EXP's more aggressive aero. Compared to the road car, the EXP has a noticeably larger, racing-inspired rear wing for more downforce, as well as dive planes on the front bumper and new air intakes located above the front wheels. At the back, the Stradale EXP sports a single central exhaust and a larger diffuser.
Other changes include beefier brakes improving the stopping power and slick tires. Performance specifications remain unknown, but the Stradale EXP is expected to retain its road car sibling's 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine, although we expect Dallara has extracted more power from the unit.
Dallara has confirmed that the Stradale EXP will tip the scales at 1,962 pound, generate up to 2,756 pounds of downforce, and pull 2.7gs laterally - that's even more than the McLaren 765LT, which generates 1.18g. It's safe to assume the Stradale EXP will be capable of setting some impressive lap times, as it was able keep up with a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo and Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo at Monza according to the YouTuber.