The original Lancia Stratos is one of the most
revered and legendary supercars of all time. It's radical wedge
shaped profile, minuscule dimensions, and Ferrari-sourced engine
all combine to make it a challenging yet rewarding drivers car,
and one which was a success on both the road and track.
Over the years, rumors of new Lancia Stratos models, and various
concept models have been circulated, including the Sbarro
Ionos concept from 1997, and more recently the Fenomenon
Stratos from 2005. Unfortunately, both cars failed to make
it to production.
However the Stratos is now back for 2010, thanks to Michael
Stoschek - CEO and founder of the German auto supplier Brose
KG, Pininfarina, and Ferrari. Interestingly Stoschek also helped
finance the Fenonmenon Stratos project.
The new Lancia Stratos is for now just a one-off specially commissioned
supercar built for Stoschek by Pininfarina - that must be a
bit of a slap in the face for Bertone, who were the Italian
styling house which designed the original Stratos! However it
has been suggested that if enough serious enquires about the
car are made, a small production run could be on the cards.
The 2010 Lancia Stratos is based on a Ferrari
F430 Scuderia platform, and also features the same 4.3 litre
V8 engine and F1 paddle-shift 6 speed transmission. If the engine's
been left in the same state of tune as it was found, then that
means 510 horsepower and 346 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque
@ 5,250 rpm are on offer.
Testing of the car has been undertaken by Tiago Monteiro, an
ex-F1 racing driver so it should be setup to a pretty hardcore
Similar and related vehicles:
Fenomenon Stratos Roadster
Ferrari F430 Scuderia