New Lancia Stratos officially dead; Renault Alpine could be reborn

2010 Lancia Stratos Exterior
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Now we can officially put all the talk to rest. The New Lancia Stratos, a one-off supercar that was built and designed by Pininfarina as a tribute vehicle to the legendary car of the 70’s, will remain a one-off. And we have Ferrari to thank - or blame - for that.

After the immense popularity generated by the New Stratos when it was unveiled a year ago, there was talk that Pininfarina was looking into building a limited run of the supercar for interested customers. But since the project hinged on Ferrari allowing the company to use the 430 Scuderia as the car’s platform, they had to receive the green light from the Italian automaker to proceed with the program.

Unfortunately, those folks from Ferrari have refused to allow a limited production run of the New Stratos with Ferrari CEO Dr. Amadeo Felisa seemingly content with the one-off project that was built for Michael Stoschek.

We’re pretty disappointed to see the Stratos’ renaissance end even before it actually began, but if there’s a silver lining in all of this, it’s that instead of the New Stratos, Koscheck and his people have set their sights on building a modern version of another old-time classic: the Renault Alpine A110 Berlinette. Talks with the French automaker are already in progress so we’re crossing our fingers that the Alpine will come back to our lives the way the New Stratos should have.


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  (428) posted on 02.14.2012

This is some kind of a vintage car with aggressive styling. I liked most the black one because I find it sexier and fast at its best. I’ll gladly wait for the special offers of the engine specs of this model.

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

The Lancia Santos was not bad at all. We should remember that they are the concept of Ferrari or without Lancia, there will be no Ferrari like a teacher and a student relationship.

  (429) posted on 01.12.2012

If I were to choose between the two, I will pick the Renault Alpine. Why? Because it looks more attractive and something to buy. smiley I am really into vintage cars, that is the real reason. For me, the New Lancia Stratos looks like a waste, no offense meant.

  (342) posted on 01.10.2012

Well, I would love to see Renault Alpine again. This is way cooler than other vintage cars. And it has that massive looks that even Volkswagon doesn’t have.

  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

That was cool. But I am hoping for more information about this article. The specification of the car, more of its interior and exterior looks, what could be the other things that this car can offer?

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