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Lancia Stratos gets thrashing on karting track [video]

The Lancia Stratos revival, commissioned by business owner Michael Stoscheck, was put to a chassis test at the tight cornered karting course in Wächtersbach, Germany on August 26th 2010.

Behind the wheel were Tiago Monteiro, Stoscheck and his son, Maximilian.  A Porsche 911 GT3 RS was used as a benchmark vehicle.

Prior to the next test in Balocco, Italy, the Stratos will be fitted with stiffer coil springs and more direct steering ratio.

It is still uncertain if the new Stratos will be a one-off for Stoschek, or if it will go into a limited series production despite some reports of 25 units to be built.  The car has a rigid carbon fiber body, and is expected to have a power-to-weight ratio of 2.25 kg per horsepower (364 hp per ton).  The car should have a weight distribution of about 50:50.

The Stratos revival was designed by Jason Castriota, now the design director at Saab.  It has been built over the last two years by Pininfarina.

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 fire_bird fire_bird
funny car
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September 16, 2010 4:00 am
 chris25 chris25
Its got a ferrari f430 engine & nice to see on the track.
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September 15, 2010 11:18 am
 Fourie_00 Fourie_00
yep 1 for me aswell! not just beautiful but is being built to attack corners like nothing else.. this is what the world needs not an electric Porsche!!! LOL
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September 15, 2010 9:36 am
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Has so many Ferrari/Pininfarina parts.
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September 15, 2010 12:41 am
 ElBucifer ElBucifer
bestseller
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September 14, 2010 5:22 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
damn!!!!! i want one so bad!
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September 14, 2010 4:48 pm
 alessandro alessandro
Finally something radical is happening. Understanding that car should be designed or created in Italy and engineered in Germany can produce best car in the world. Could you imagine total overkill if Alfas e.g. created in Italy would be made and engineered by Germans.
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September 14, 2010 3:21 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Awsome, make more than 25.
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September 14, 2010 2:12 pm
 mikemikemikemike mikemikemikemike
That thing is rippin' it up. Anyone know 0-60? 0-100? 1/8 or 1/4 times. I really only care about straight ine accelleration. Not because I'm a stupid fat American, but because thats the only aspect of a car I would really utilize in a race.
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September 14, 2010 1:49 pm
 jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
Finally! the stratos gets a proper ferrari engine!
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September 14, 2010 1:39 pm
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice car
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September 14, 2010 1:16 pm
 DUCATI46 DUCATI46
This with a few tweaks will be a great little car!
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September 14, 2010 12:02 pm
 tester tester
Lancia is back
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September 14, 2010 11:42 am
 BavarianMS BavarianMS
Front end needs more attention.
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September 14, 2010 11:30 am
 Soorena Soorena
I really like this ,only if i had the money !! BTW love the unique exhaust sound
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September 14, 2010 11:27 am