Stunning Lancia Stratos one-off update: Will spawn GT2 racing model
More information has been revealed about the reincarnated Lancia Stratos one-off that was created for wealthy German entrepreneur Michael Stoschek. Final power and performance specs have just been released on the car and the figures are even better than originally anticipated. In a related bit of good news, the master plan has now been modified to encompass an additional 25 of cars that will be constructed to meet FIA GT2 competition spec by Turin-based Danasi Engineering.
Designed and built by Pininfarina on a modified and short-wheelbase version of the Ferrari F430, the 4.3-liter V8 mounted amidships in this stunning street Stratos packs has been tuned to make 540 horsepower, up from the initial 510 projection. Driving the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission with a mechanical variable differential, it's expected to send this carbon-fiber-bodied, 2,750-pound bullet streaking from 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 9.7 ticks. Based on a gearing choice optimized for acceleration, the car's top end will be limited to 170 mph. Race-spec carbon-fiber Brembo disc brakes will provide what Stoschek says will be benchmark stopping distances from all speeds, although final accel/decel numbers still await confirmation.
So far, no information has been released on the GT2-spec race versions that will be based on this unique Lancia Stratos recreation. However, each of which is expected to command close to seven figures worth of U.S dollars when they start making their respective appearances sometime in 2011. For slightly less-well-heeled Stratos fans auto-miniature specialist Amalgam has already created a super-detailed 1:8th scale version of this nascent GT2 competitor. While the first was presented to Stoschek, others are now on offer for a mere $4,700.