Not-A-Lancia Stratos Concept Is In Geneva With Ferrari Underpinnings

Displayed alongside the legendary Lancia Stratos, the study remains unchanged, although it does have a new logo at the front, and the same Ferrari F430 Scuderia underpinnings.

As per the official spec sheet, the New Stratos is powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine that churns out 540PS (532hp) and 519Nm (383lb-ft) of torque. Performance wise, it needs 3.3sec for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) acceleration, and 9.7sec to reach 200km/h (124mph). Top speed is said to be 330km/h (205mph), and the car can come to a complete stop, from 100km/h (62mph), in just 2.2sec.

The small Italian company doesn’t say whether the actual production model will keep the Ferrari F430 Scuderia powertrain, and if it does, there is a bit of a mystery here. Will it be made by MAT from scratch, using the supercar as a starting point, or will customers be required to bring the Scuderias in for the transformation?

Either way, this will probably be an instant collectible, given its visual ties to the iconic Stratos, which not many could afford. It’s been reported that it might sell from around £600,000 (~$830,000), in the UK, so this makes it some $300,000 more expensive than the original Stratos, which, by the way, comes with a racing pedigree, too.

Billed as “a supercar for the daily use”, the New Stratos will receive two more members: the GT racer and Safari, which MAT is previewing in a few renderings. Just like the ‘regular’ one, these too are designed by Pininfarina.

Both of them have four circular lights at the front, and another two mounted a bit lower, reminiscent to the Lancia Stratos rally car. The other model adds an exoskeleton at both ends, spare wheel at the rear, spotlight on the driver’s side, right above the door mirror, and smaller wheels.

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Image Credit: Guido ten Brink / SB-Medien, NP, MAT

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