The Lancia Stratos has undoubtedly been one of the most legendary sports and rally car names of all time and visitors of the 88th Geneva International Motor Show – March 8 to 18 – will be able to please their eyes with its new version, the New Stratos, built by bespoke sports car manufacturer Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT).
MAT will produce in an extremely limited series of only 25 specimens of the concept car designed by Pininfarina in 2010 at the request of rally enthusiast and chairman of vehicle parts supplier Brose, Michael Stoschek, who fortunately authorized the reply. The striking design of the New Stratos pays homage to its world-famous predecessor – of which just 492 examples were produced between 1973 and 1978 – offering a new exciting interpretation of the most famous and successful rally car of the past and fully representing its character as design and sport icon.
The New Stratos – whose interior retains the characteristics of the original car, such as integrated support for the helmets in the doors – promises an experience that no other super-car can assure on tight and twisty roads thanks to its engine that can deliver over 550HP, lightweight design, and specially tuned suspensions and the ideal balance deliver.
The 25 units will be offered worldwide, with the customer having a choice of different options and versions – a GT racer, a Safari version, and a third that MAT refers to as “a competent super-car for daily use” -, and they will all be at the MAT stand in Geneva.
Ilona Catani Scarlett