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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funny car
Sep 16, 2010 4:00 am
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Its got a ferrari f430 engine & nice to see on the track.
Sep 15, 2010 11:18 am
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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
Sep 15, 2010 9:36 am
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Has so many Ferrari/Pininfarina parts.
Sep 15, 2010 12:41 am
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Sep 14, 2010 5:22 pm
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damn!!!!! i want one so bad!
Sep 14, 2010 4:48 pm
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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.
Sep 14, 2010 3:21 pm
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Awsome, make more than 25.
Sep 14, 2010 2:12 pm
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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.
Sep 14, 2010 1:49 pm
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... Not being interested in cornering? Isn't that being a "stupid fat American"? This is quite the opposite of a car I would choose solely to get to 60mph quickly... This thing is build for corners!!!
Sep 15, 2010 8:31 am
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Finally! the stratos gets a proper ferrari engine!
Sep 14, 2010 1:39 pm
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nice car
Sep 14, 2010 1:16 pm
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This with a few tweaks will be a great little car!
Sep 14, 2010 12:02 pm
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Lancia is back
Sep 14, 2010 11:42 am
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Not really a Lancia if you read the article.
Sep 15, 2010 12:40 am
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Front end needs more attention.
Sep 14, 2010 11:30 am
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*Removes whit glove from hand and smacks Bavarian MS with it*
Sep 14, 2010 1:51 pm
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Sep 14, 2010 4:47 pm
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Only becase it doesn't have a round black white and blue badge on it.
Sep 14, 2010 6:50 pm
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I really like this ,only if i had the money !! BTW love the unique exhaust sound
Sep 14, 2010 11:27 am
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