Dec 8, 2010


Wot'll she do, mister? Quite a lot is the answer, as New Stratos reveals its vital stats

Pub talk is important even for one-off specials, it seems, and Pininfarina, the maker of the New Stratos - the unique recreation of Lancia's iconic supercar - seems to agree, as it has released a full set of technical data for the car.

The headline figures are thus: 533bhp and 369lb ft of torque from the Ferrari 430 Scuderia-sourced V8. Which is enough to push the 1247kg Stratos to 62mph in 3.3secs, to 124mph in 9.7 secs and on to a top speed in excess of 186mph - although this may be reduced to 170mph after fitting After a new rear axle ratio in the name of even more frenetic acceleration.

It's quite quick, then. And a good thing too, because plans are afoot to create a GT2-spec race version of the car. These have been apparently initiated by Chris Hrabalek, the initial instigator of the New Stratos idea, as a thank you to the car's owner Michael Sotschek for helping him make his original dream come true.

If it comes to fruition, the GT2 Stratos could compete in the Nurburgring 24 hours in 2012 - much as Ferrari fan Jim Glickenhaus is planning to do with his Ferrari P4/5C in 2011.

New Stratos Tech Spec:

Length 4181 mm
Width 1971 mm
Height 1240 mm
Front track 1668 mm
Rear track 1701 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front overhang 968 mm
Rear overhang 813 mm

Dry Weight 1247 kg
Weight distribution 44% front, 56% rear

Aluminium profile Scuderia chassis, 20 cm shortened
Welded roll cage FIA FE45 steel, 40 x 2.5 mm

Full carbon fiber body and interior Visible carbon (Re Fraschini)
Cw (at 140km/h) 0.357
A 2.07
Cw x A 0.738

Cylinders 8
Engine capacity 4308 cm³
Engine control unit Bosch, update
Exhaust High-performance system with free-flow manifold and sports catalytic converter (Capristo)
Maximum power 375.4 Kw (540hp) at 8200 rpm
Torque > 500 Nm at 3750 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio 2.3kg/hp

6 speed sequential gearbox with mechanical variable differential (Drexler) Fast gear changes at less than 60 milliseconds
Gear Ratio 4.3 / 5.0

Electronic suspension system CDC® (ZF Sachs)
Spring front Eibach, 120 N/mm
Spring rear Eibach, 180 N/mm
Dampers Hydraulic aluminium twintube shocks with electronic-controlled proportioning valves
Front/Rear axle Hub SKF with central fixing

Wheels & Tyres
Center-lock rims size front 9J x 19' EH2 (Fondmetal)
Center-lock rims size rear 11J x 19' EH2 (Fondmetal)
Offset front rim ET 38
Offset rear rim ET 5
Tyres front 265 / 30 19' (Dunlop Sport Maxx)
Tyres rear 315 / 30 19' (Dunlop Sport Maxx)

Carbon disk front 398 mm x 36 mm (Brembo)
Carbon disk rear 350 mm x 34 mm (Brembo)
Brake caliper front 6 pot
Brake caliper rear 4 pot
Pads XAS 4499 (Brembo)
Brake lines Steel flex lines

Head lights Bi-Xenon (Hella)
Rear lights LED-Ferrari 599
Front wiper system 1 blade
Exterior mirrors Electric switch and side indicator
Window regulator Lightweight regulator with anti-trap technology (Brose)
Windshield and side windows 3.76 mm and 4 mm thin window glass

6-Point Harnesses, 3" Width (Willans)
Steering system
Electro-hydraulic power steering pump
New carbon steering wheel with multicoloured LEDs

Fuel System
2 outboard aluminium fuel tanks, capacity 90 litres

84 Ah Lithium Ion Battery in carbon housing, weight 4.2 kg
Electronics modifications
Engine control unit
Window regulator (anti-trap)
Electronic suspension system CDC® (ZF Sachs)
Door locks and bonnets