Multiple World Rally Champion. Bertone design. Ferrari engine. All of those added up to make the original Lancia Stratos one of the seven wonders of the automotive world. Now there's a New Stratos up for sale, only it isn't being built by Lancia. Rather, it's a coachbuilt special designed by Pininfarina and built by Italian firm Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) on the bones of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Just 25 examples of the New Stratos will be built, with the cost of the conversion starting at $617,000, MAT has confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required). We should point out that...
8 years after reveal, New Stratos to finally see limited production
Like something from another dimension, the Lancia Stratos' radical design still blows minds almost five decades after its introduction. The design was particularly inspiring to German billionaire Michael Stoschek who last decade commissioned Pininfarina to craft him a modern example based on the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
New Stratos Production blocked by Ferrari--or not?
Not just reviving the legend of the rally-bred, off-the-walls Lancia Stratos, the New Stratos breathes new life into the name. But it won't see production, at least beyond the extremely limited kind, because Ferrari won't consent to it. Why does Ferrari have a say in the matter? Because the New...Nelson Ireson
Ferrari chairman drives the New Stratos
In the latest addition to what has turned out to be a very video-heavy Tuesday, we have the president of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, driving the New Stratos at the Fiorano test circuit. Based on a shortened and heavily modified Ferrari F430 platform, and as the revival/re-imagination of an...Nelson Ireson
Modern Lancia Stratos turns out to be Pininfarina-designed one-off
Earlier this month, what appeared to be a modern reinterpretation of the Lancia Stratos appeared on the web in some suspect but intriguing photos. Today, we can finally confirm that the car is real but for now, at least, it is only a special-off commissioned by a German customer. The modern Lancia...Nelson Ireson