We all had a dream car when we were children, but most of us will never own the exotic machine that adorned our bedroom walls so many years ago. The lucky few individuals that do usually buy decades-old supercars that more often than not are disappointing by modern standards. But for one lucky (and obviously very wealthy) man, the dream of owning a brand-new Lancia Stratos has become a reality.
Michael Stoschek wasn't satisfied owning and racing a classic Stratos. He and his son Maximilion wanted a recreation of the 1970s rally icon but built to their specifications using modern technology and construction methods. After participating in the building of a design project known as Fenomenon, the duo commissioned legendary design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina to take the project to completion.
The original Lancia Stratos HF was a design and racing legend, winning three consecutive rally championships from 1975 to 1977. It was powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC V-6 normally found in the Ferrari Dino, mounted transversely and mid-ship right behind the passenger compartment. It was quick even by today's standards, sprinting from 0-60 mph in just under 5 seconds. The design was also revolutionary. Originally penned by Bertone, the wedge-shaped body looked more like a spacecraft than the boxy rally cars of the day.
Stoschek felt it necessary to capture the magic of the Stratos, but not necessarily hold firm to all the technical details. His modern Stratos is based on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia platform and drivetrain. The extruded aluminum frame has been shortened, decreasing the 430's wheelbase almost 8 inches. The original roof structure has been removed and replaced with a FIA-Certified rollcage made from inch-and-a-half steel tubing. The rollcage is also bonded to the carbon fiber roof panel, using it as a stress skin to further increase rigidity. The end result is a car that is significantly stiffer and safer than the base 430.
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