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Alleged Lancia Stratos revival spied for first time?

Alleged Lancia Stratos revival spy photo, 780, 03.08.2010
Alleged Lancia Stratos revival spy photo, 780, 03.08.2010

Hoax or a special one-off recreation?

Two alleged spy photos of a Lancia Stratos revival have started making their rounds on internet forums.

As the story goes, the pictures were taken at the Fiat Balocco test track on June 21. While we can't ascertain their authenticity, there are a few red flags. First and foremost, the images look like they were taken with a 1970's Polaroid camera. Furthermore, catching a virtually undisguised prototype, up-close, at a private testing facility is like getting struck by lightning while being attacked by the Loch Ness Monster.

Regardless, the pictures do bare some resemblance to the Fenomenon Stratos Concept which debuted at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show with an aluminum chassis, a carbon fiber body, and a 425 PS (313 kW / 419 hp) V8 engine. The design company Fenomenon Ltd was planning on putting it into production, but circumstances never aligned.

So what do we have here, a hoax or a special one-off recreation? You be the judge, we'll let you know if anything official comes down the pipeline.

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mikemikemike mikemikemike
Goofy whip
Aug 5th, 2010 2:25am
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tsiebrand tsiebrand
This is a one-off model made for Martin Kapp, the same guy that comissioned the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corse by Zagato
Aug 4th, 2010 4:13pm
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PeterPL PeterPL
Hmmm the great sport legend is coming back? Although I agree with the others that it looks just like old model restyled.
Aug 4th, 2010 11:39am
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p2c p2c
fake .. but so nice ..
Aug 4th, 2010 10:29am
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smallq smallq
it looks like a lamborghini, the old one looked like a countach
Aug 4th, 2010 2:01am
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schizo schizo
Fake or not this picture made us all dream and imagine a Stratos for a second...bliss!
Aug 4th, 2010 1:12am
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Max_Speed Max_Speed
This looks like a picture taken with a cellphone camera of a video game
Aug 4th, 2010 12:24am
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Melong666 Melong666
What porshecarreragtmay said. But if they so eva bring 1 there better be a US spec.
Aug 3rd, 2010 10:04pm
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porschecarreragtmay6 porschecarreragtmay6
To me it looks like it's a 3d model, and then to make it look more realistic, the creator took a picture of the computer screen with a phone. Try it. Bring up any picture of a car, and take a picture of it with your phone. The effect will be the same, and will look something like these photos.
Aug 3rd, 2010 9:45pm
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IN_ACtion IN_ACtion
that's quite it i guess although i wanted to believe the rumors are true and we are going to see a rebirth of the stratos in the near future
Aug 4th, 2010 1:18am
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wbizarre wbizarre
Feels like a 3D model to me
Aug 3rd, 2010 9:31pm
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FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
wow, i dont know if these photos are fake or not, but i think it looks pretty damn good, if they ever bought this car to the united states, i would definitely be in line for one :)
Aug 3rd, 2010 9:07pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
Man, I'd sell half my liver and my left kidney for a brand spanking new Lancia Stratos. If Lancia made something like this, they could completely revive their brands standing and gain a lot of respect in the process.
Aug 3rd, 2010 9:03pm
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