Production will be limited to just 25 examples.
It was a very good day for fans of the Lancia Stratos when Italian coachbuilder Manifattura Automobili Torino announced it was reviving the legendary sports car for the 21st century. We’ve already heard what it sounds like, but now we finally get to see how it looks in the metal, as the New Stratos, to give the car its official name, made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Originally previewed as a concept way back in 2010, the New Stratos is finally entering production in a limited run of just 25 units.
Displayed alongside the original Stratos that inspired it, the design doesn’t appear to have changed since the original concept debuted apart from the addition of a new logo. It still shares the same Ferrari F430 Scuderia underpinnings, too. Under the hood is a Ferrari-sourced, 4.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 532 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. As for performance, the New Stratos needs just 3.3 seconds to hit 0-62 mph and 9.7 seconds to reach 124 mph. Top speed is said to be 205 mph, and the car can come to a complete stop from 62 mph in 2.2 seconds. The styling is a modern-day interpretation that stays faithful to the original Stratos produced between 1973 and 1978.
The interior also retains the original car’s characteristics such as integrated support for the helmets in the doors. Reports suggest you’ll need to cough up as much as $617,000 for the New Stratos – and that doesn’t include the price of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia donor car, which can cost anything between $200,000 and $350,000 on average. Three versions of the New Stratos will be available. In addition to the standard car, the reborn sports car will be joined GT racer and Safari, shown in new renders released by MAT.