The rebirth of the legendary Lancia Stratos pleased and/or shocked many car enthusiasts. The New Stratos was created by German businessman Michael Stoschek and designed by Pininfarina as a tribute to the legendary rally car of the seventies. The New Stratos was on display at the IAA 2011 and we had a closer look at it.
The Stratos package measures 4.1 meters in length, includes a shortened F430 Scuderia chassis and weighs in at just 1,247kg with the weight distributed 44% in the front and 56% at the rear. Power-to-weight ratio of the Stratos is 2.3kg/hp. The sports car is using the Scuderia’s 4.3 liter V8 engine, which churns out 540hp and over 500Nm of torque.
A sprint to 100km/h is done in just 3.3 seconds and 200km/h in an impressive 9.7 seconds. The engineers are planning the implementation of a new rear axle, which will reduce the top speed to 274km/h, but improves the acceleration figures.