New Stratos GT2 in Development

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The "New Stratos" was revealed at the Paul Ricard HTTT track in France, alongside the original version. A new version that will compete in GT2 is reportedly in the works. The first glimpse of this race car was caught in a highly detailed scale model which is now being sold by model maker Amalgam.

The new model revives the original high performance sports car that was conceived as a weapon by Lancia to fight it out for victory on the world's rally tracks. After great success in the mud and gravel it spawned a GP5 version which attacked the blacktop on the most famous and demanding circuits in the world. It has been suggested that the legendary sports car could return to the tracks to once more crush its rivals in top-level competition.

The Amalgam model, wearing the famous "light blue" shows that a number of changes have been carried out in order to allow the New Stratos to comply with GT2 regulations, and the design of the car has evolved into that of a pure-bred race car. These include aerodynamic improvements, a large rear wing, clam shell fasteners and a quick release fuel filler cap.

The project is being completed by Danisi Engineering, which is one of the most respected niche road and race engineering firms in Italy. The company has previously worked with Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Iveco, creating a variety of racing machinery. Looking back at the company's past experience with motor racing, we believe that the New Stratos GT2 will be an outstanding vehicle, able to tackle the most fearsome competition.

"Most personnel have a racing background at top levels, coming from F1, sport-prototypes or world rally championship experience. We did develop race car’s components, sub-systems and complete rolling chassis for manufacturer’s race departments. In this field we offer a 'turn key service, from conceptual design to the complete racer fabrication and assembly. The company experience goes from formula to touring cars to rally-raid," stated Danisi.
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