The Lancia Stratos was one of, if not the, most iconic rally cars from the 1970s. It’s no wonder that a new run of modern Stratos, which have been limited to 25 examples, would garner a lot of attention and excitement.
Fortunately enough, an Italian company, Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT), procured the production rights from a German company back in 2018. Now, they are going to release a version of the Lancia, which was first teased back in 2010. Anyway, the long awaited car will now be coming in 2020.
The Stratos is based off of Ferrari F430 donor cars, which are heavily modified to reduce weight and increase their rally performance. With a 4.3L V8 engine that puts out 540 horsepower, the Stratos will have a 0 – 62 mph time of just 3.3 seconds. The top speed will be 170 mph.
The MAT Stratos is a brilliant modern-day interpretation of a 70s icon and the passion, skill and engineering that have gone into creating this stunning homage are clear to see. In designing the new car, MAT have made every effort to recreate a car that is as true as can be to the original, even down to the helmet compartment built into the inner door compartment. With just 25 examples being built, it will be super rare and so we are thrilled to be able to show the car to our guests, many of whom are collectors of limited production supercars.
The MAT Lancia Stratos will be unveiled at at Salon Privé in the UK, this September. The company has made sure that the venue will be taking all the necessary precautions to make attendees reasonably safe for the coronavirus.