NEW STRATOS COULD BE HEADED FOR PRODUCTION

NEW STRATOS COULD BE HEADED FOR PRODUCTION

Feb 15, 2011

NEW STRATOS COULD BE HEADED FOR PRODUCTION Keen interest in reborn icon prompts builders to turn one-off stratos into a small series

The rather magnificent 'New Stratos' - the recent re-imagination of the iconic Lancia rally car - could well be on course for a 'limited run' of cars.

Originally, the project was a one-off for German businessman and car nut Michael Stoschek, but such has been the excitement surrounding the car that the creators want to make (and sell, naturally) a few more.

So far, around 40 individuals seem keen on getting their hands on one, and we've been told that 'several other companies in addition to Pininfarina have offered to manufacture the limited run'.

All of which means that the seven-figure sum it reportedly took to get the first New Stratos built could be considerably reduced for future cars.

But by just how much? Well, the folks behind new Stratos reckon on around 400,000 euros (£335k), with a pristine donor F430 (from whence the New Stratos's engine and drivetrain originate) costing around 100k euros and an anticipated conversion cost of around 300,000 euros.