Alleged Lancia Stratos revival spied for first time?

 Alleged Lancia Stratos revival spied for first time?
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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Goofy whip
Aug 4, 2010 7:25 pm
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This is a one-off model made for Martin Kapp, the same guy that comissioned the Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corse by Zagato
Aug 4, 2010 9:13 am
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Hmmm the great sport legend is coming back? Although I agree with the others that it looks just like old model restyled.
Aug 4, 2010 4:39 am
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fake .. but so nice ..
Aug 4, 2010 3:29 am
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it looks like a lamborghini, the old one looked like a countach
Aug 3, 2010 7:01 pm
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Fake or not this picture made us all dream and imagine a Stratos for a second...bliss!
Aug 3, 2010 6:12 pm
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This looks like a picture taken with a cellphone camera of a video game
Aug 3, 2010 5:24 pm
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What porshecarreragtmay said. But if they so eva bring 1 there better be a US spec.
Aug 3, 2010 3:04 pm
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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 3, 2010 2:45 pm
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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 3, 2010 6:18 pm
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Feels like a 3D model to me
Aug 3, 2010 2:31 pm
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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 3, 2010 2:07 pm
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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 3, 2010 2:03 pm
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