Video shows the official presentation of the New Stratos at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France.
Here's a video from the official presentation of the New Stratos which took place on November 29-30 at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France.
In the video we see the arrival of the new Stratos in a low-key dark garb as well as the introduction of a race car concept variant detailed with Alitalia markings and looking very much like the storied Stratos of old which was a 3-time world rally champion back in the 1970s.
The revival of the Lancia Stratos was the idea of German businessman and auto supplier Michael Stoschek, who in 2008 commissioned Italian coach-builder Pininfarina to build this car. The project then grew into a FIAT Group development with the New Stratos being based on the Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The New Stratos features a Ferrari-sourced 4.3 liter V8 producing a total of 540 PS (397 kW / 533 hp) and more than 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes just 3.3 seconds and the car reaches 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.7 seconds. Top speed is a breezy 274 km/h (170 mph).
The Stratos chassis is lifted right from the F430 Scuderia but is shortened by 20 cm. Its body is made of carbon fiber which allows for a 44:56 front-to-rear weight distribution (rear mounted engine) and a total curb poundage of 2,749 lbs/1247 kg.