The new Lacia Stratos has definitely tickled our fancy, but plans of a racing version might turn lust into a full-scale love affair.

The new Lacia Stratos has definitely tickled our fancy, but plans of a racing version might turn lust into a full-scale love affair.

Announced with the unveiling of a 1/8th scale model, the racing variant is the mastermind of Michael Stoschek (the one who commissioned the new Stratos) and will be built with the assistance of Danisi Engineering. While Danisi isn't a household name, the Italian firm has a motorsports background which includes involvement with Alfa Romeo's 156 touring car and Fiat's GpA Punto.

Additional information is limited, but according to Italiaspeed the model suggests the car will be GT2 complaint and feature aerodynamic styling, a reduced ride height, and a large rear spoiler.

If the real Stratos sounds expensive, the 1/8th scale Amalgam model will be sold in limited quantities for £3,200 (€4,150 / $4,700).

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