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New Stratos (w/ Gallery)

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700

After weeks of speculation, the official story and pictures of the reborn Lancia Stratos – officially named 'New Stratos' – have been revealed.

While the car's design and concept are obviously related to the 2005 Fenomenon Stratos – a venture headed by RCA graduate Chris Hrabalek – design and development have been completed by Pininfarina.

Initially headed by Jason Castriota before he left – ironically for the original Lancia Stratos' birthplace, Bertone – Luca Borgogno completed the exterior and interior design.

The iconic wedge profile, extreme wraparound windshield and integrated roof and tail spoilers have been remixed for the 21st century and built from carbon fiber, helping to keep its weight to around 1200kg. The 'coffin-spoke' wheels have also been reinterpreted.

The New Stratos remains a Ferrari 430 Scuderia-based one-off, there are plans for a 25 unit production run.

Photo Gallery: New Stratos