Owner Finally Received One-Off New Lancia Stratos

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German millionaire Michael Stoschek's life should now be complete, as he has taken delivery of his stunning Lancia Stratos after a very long wait.

The car was built by Italian supercar coachbuilders and designers Pininfarina, at their plant in Turin. The whole project took them two years of development and manufacturing to complete.

The New Stratos is built on the underpinnings of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, but has been radically modified. As a result, even though the car has been delivered to its owner, the performance figures will only be revealed to the public at a later date.

Just like the old Stratos that used a V6 engine from the Dino, this new one will also be powered by a Ferrari engine, the 90 degree 4,300 cc V8 engine in the F430. The donor chassis was shortened by 20 cm (8 inches) in order to achieve the rally bread, short wheelbase look the Stratos is known for. Despite the addition of a FIA-certified roll cage and air conditioning (at the customer’s demand), the car is actually 80 kg (176 lbs) lighter than the Ferrari.

The 4.3-liter engine has received a new engine management system that, together with the new exhaust, will bring power somewhere in the region of 550 hp. The new Stratos’ suspension features dampers with electric calibration that is adjustable from the steering wheel, just like in most professional sports cars. The car rides on 19-inch wheels, wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx tires (265/30 front, 315/30 back), and uses high performance Brembo ceramic brakes to stop.
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