Dallara’s street-legal rocket gets fancy clothes to celebrate the Frecce Tricolori

by Tudor Rus, on November 18, 2020, 08:00

In case Frecce Tricolori doesn’t ring a bell, well, they’re the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic demonstration team. The name translates to Tricolour Arrows, with tricolour coming from Italy’s flag, which wears green, white, and red.

As the squad is preparing to turn 60 next year, Garage Italia wanted to mark and celebrate the event with a special attire designed for the Dallara Stradale.

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Exterior - image 948145

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Exterior - image 948145

Whether they flew F-86 Sabres or G.91s, the Frecce Tricolori’s aircraft always flaunted a blue livery decorated by three red-white-green arrows on the sides.

So you’ll easily recognize the same treatment being applied to Dallara’s Stradale by the folks over at Garage Italia.

The base color is matte blue adorned by three bands (one red, one white, one green) as seen on the Frecce Tricolori G.91s. The blue hue is also complemented by discrete orange accents on the front bumper and the number three (also painted orange) on the rear deck.

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Interior - image 948146

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Interior - image 948146

There’s no word on any powertrain tweaks, and in all fairness, there shouldn’t be any. Dallara has been building race cars for over four decades and the Stradale is a perfect example of long-time know-how mixed with fine mechanical balancing.

Road and Track got to drive the beast and described it as “shorter than a Toyota 86, wider than a BMW M4” and so low that the roof “sits 41 inches off the ground.” Obviously, this car is not an expert in comfort and it doesn’t want or need to be.

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Exterior - image 948142

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic Exterior - image 948142

Power comes from a Ford Focus RS-sourced 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s been tickled by Bosch. In full boost mode (Dallara calls it High Power), the mill cranks out 395 horsepower, a serious bump from the 296 horsepower available at startup.

The Dallara Stradale spins its rear wheels only and it does it so well that the 0-100 kph (62 mph) sprint takes just 3.25 seconds – thank the 500 Newton-meters of torque (368 pound-feet) for that – on to a top speed of 280 kph (174 mph).

Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic specifications

Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost
Horsepower 395 HP
Torque 368 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 3.25 seconds
Top Speed 174 mph

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