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.