New (Lancia) Stratos: details, images

Michael Stoschek and his son Maximilian, the men behind the reborn Lancia Stratos, have revealed the technical specification of the up-until-now secretive mid-engined supercar in a presentation at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France.
Developed by Stoschek’s German based automotive component supply company Brose in partnership with Pininfarina, the modern day Stratos has been eight years in the making – beginning with the first sketches and progressing through a detailled production process at Pininfarina to the finished product pictured here running at the Paul Ricard circuit. 
Clothed in a lightweight carbon fibre body, based around a shortened aluminium space frame and running a re-tuned engine and gearbox combination from the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the new two seater holds firm to the design ethos of its spiritual forebear with a distinctive wedge shape, crisp edgy lines and aircraft canopy style cabin that are imbued with classic Marcello Gandini penned features such a wrap around windshield, roof mounted spoiler and duck tail style rear wing.
At 4181mm in length, 1971mm in width and 1240mm in height, the new car is 471mm longer, 161mm wider and 140mm higher than the original Stratos. It also rides on a 2400mm wheelbase. 
Power comes from the F430 Scuderia’s 4.3-litre V8 that’s been tuned with a new electronic management system and titanium exhaust system. Together they help liberate an added 30bhp, taking peak power up to 540bhp at 8200rpm. Torque is rated at 500Nm at 3730rpm.
Channeling drive to the rear wheels is a remapped version of the 430 Scuderia’s six-speed sequential gearbox and a new locking differential – the latter replacing the Ferrari’s standard electronic unit. With a dry weight of 1247kg, the new Stratos is claimed to hit 62mph in 3.3sec, 124mph in 9.7sec and reach beyond 186mph at its 9000rpm redline in sixth gear.
Although described as a one-off, Stoschek says the tooling for the new Lancia Stratos could support a limited run of around 25 cars if interest is forthcoming. 
Update to follow . . .

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