Turns out the modern-day interpretation of the iconic Lancia Stratos that took the internet by storm the past couple of weeks is in fact a real car and it will be produced. German media, including Auto Motor und Sport magazine, reported today that the Stratos is a one off -at least for now- commissioned by Michael Stoschek, owner and CEO of the German automotive supplier, Brose KG. It is not clear if the Lancia badge will be used on the final car since it's not an official product.
These photos showing the Stratos from various angles as well as alongside the original Lancia, are said to be sourced from Stoschek's company.
AMS reported that the car, which pays homage to the legendary Lancia Stratos HF of the 1970s, is being built and developed by famous Italian design house, Pininfarina, and it's possible that it could be produced in an extremely small number of copies if more very deep-pocketed customers are interested.
While there's nothing official yet about the wedge shaped supercar's underpinnings, it is believed that it's based on the chassis and running gear of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which as you may recall, sports a rev-happy 4.3-liter V8 churning out 510-Italian-studs.
That's about all we have for now on the reborn Lancia Stratos, but we wouldn't be surprised if the car makes a special appearance at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show in September.
Source: AMS , Photos: Brose
Original Lancia Stratos HF