The New Stratos will debut at the Geneva Auto show in march 2018. It will cost € 500,000 and each new unit will mean ending the life of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Orne of the novelties more unexpected for the Geneva Auto show in march 2018 celbrará in march is without doubt the revival of the project “New Stratos” that had been developed in collaboration with Pininfarina and that had been archived from years ago, mainly due to the refusal of Ferrari to use their chassis and thrusters for the project.
Now the draft of Manifattura Automobili Torino re-emerged and its creators have announced that on this occasion will be carried out without the collaboration of Ferrari, however, will be a Ferrari what is hiding behind the carbon fiber body of the new Stratos. Is that for the construction of each New Stratos it will be necessary to sacrifice a unit of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, which will be the donor who will provide the chassis and the engine.
Although it sounds like a real sacrilege, every new Stratos will involve ending up with a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, as it must necessarily be sacrificed to give life to the new model. Each customer should be willing to provide a unit of the 430 Scuderia, which you will need to find in the market of occasion and also pay around 500,000 euros, for so long after you have your new Stratos, which of course will no longer be able to carry the name Lancia.
Technically speaking, the chassis of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia will need to be adapted to accommodate the body of the Stratos, for which it will be necessary to modify your wheelbase and the front overhang. With respect to the mechanics, the New Stratos will retain the V8 engine of 4.3 liter in the 430 Scuderia, although it will be subjected to some modifications that will elevate the power output of 510 HP original to reach 600 horses.
Aesthetically the New Stratos looks very good and no doubt the project is very attractive, although end up with one of the best sports of the last few years as a necessary condition to build it, a model born to compete against the Porsche RS and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, from time to time be presented by Michael Schumacher, sounds like a real sacrilege.