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New Stratos

  • New Stratos

    First unveiled in 2010, the New Stratos brought one of the most iconic rally car designs into the modern era. The project was the dream of Michael Stoschek, a German billionaire with a love of rally cars of the original Lancia Statos' era. He commissioned Pininfarina to build the modern car, which the Italian design house did using the shortened underpinnings of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. With Stoschek's permission, Pininfarina was set to build additional examples but Ferrari blocked the project from happening. Now, nine years on, there's a company happy to defy the Prancing Horse. The company...

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    Ferrari-based New Stratos is getting a manual gearbox

    At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) finally brought the reborn Lancia Stratos, dubbed the New Stratos, to life. This year, the company will introduce a new option for the limited run of sports cars: a proper manual transmission. On Tuesday, the company announced...

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    New Stratos debuts at 2018 Geneva auto show

    First unveiled in 2010, and in stunning Alitalia livery no less, the New Stratos brought one of the most iconic rally car designs into the modern era. The project was the dream of Michael Stoschek, a German billionaire with a love of rally cars of the original Statos' era. He commissioned...

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    New Stratos will cost $617,000, plus a Ferrari 430 Scuderia

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • New Stratos in classic Alitalia livery

    There are many, many things we love about the New Stratos, but its new look--or, should we say, its retro look--is now chief among them, tying its spiritual ancestry into its modern-day capability with the unforgettable white-red-green-yellow of Alitalia. The same basic scheme that adorned the original rallying Lancia Stratos of the 1970s fits the new car every bit as well, right down to the yellow wheels. We'll shut up now and just let you enjoy it. [New Stratos via Vimeo] Impressions from the New Stratos on the Circuit Paul Ricard from New Stratos on Vimeo.

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    New Stratos Performance Revealed: 0-62 MPH In 3.3 Seconds

    So you thought near-3.0-second 0-60 mph times were solely the domain of uber-turbo all-wheel-drive boost buggies? Think again: the New Stratos, based on a shortened and highly customized Ferrari F430 platform, scoots to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds. That's a dead heat with the Corvette...

  • Amalgam New Stratos GT2 race car model
    Scale Model Previews New Stratos GT2 Racer?

    Last week Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo took the wheel of the New Stratos on video, and came away looking pleased with what the Pininfarina-lead custom team had done to the F430 underpinnings. Today, we get a preview of what the New Stratos GT2 racer may look like from a much less likely source...

  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo drives the New Stratos at Fiorano
    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...

  • Pininfarina coachbuilt modern Lancia Stratos
    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...

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