There were tons of rumors circling around about a future Lancia Stratos when spy shots were taken of a vehicle driving around at the Fiat Group test track at Balocco near Milan. Not long after those photos were taken the One-off Lancia Stratos was confirmed as a special project developed especially for the German millionaire collector Michael Stoschek. While a lot of people interested in a new Stratos pouted in defeat, the automaker’s wheels were turning, thinking of a way they could make a profit out of all this interest.

And they may have found a way in a small series of 25 units that may be developed to compete in the FIAT GT2 series. The announcement for this series was made by Paul Ricard during an exclusive presentation of the new Stratos to the international press.

While we may not see official details of the exclusive Stratos GT2 anytime soon, the company has released 199 1:8 scale models, distinguished by blue livery and on sale at a price of € 4150.

These scale models will be built by British manufacturer, Amalgam, and are distinguished by additional lights hidden behind the radiator grille and a large rear wing. The GT2 model will also get improved aerodynamics, clam shell fasteners, and a quick release fuel filler cap.

And to add a personal touch to the scale models of the Startos GT2 are the names of the original crew that worked on the Stratos back in 1974: "Loris Bicocchi, Bernard Darniche and Sandro Munari."

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Source: Autoblog.it

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7 comments:

  (410) posted on 05.20.2011

No wonder, why this car has a lame look, well, it because of it was based from the Fiat. And we all know that this small car company doesn’t have any good design, in fact their
styling is kind of old.

  (577) posted on 05.20.2011

:hmm. I don’t like the look of this car and I think the aesthetic seems to be lame.
I prefer other color than blue. And how I hope that they bother to mentioned the speed performance of this car.

  (777) posted on 01.31.2011

Oops, I guess this wasn’t as highly publicized, but after looking into it, I found out a racing version of the P4/5, called the P4/5 Competizione, is being developed for the 2011 24 hours of Nurburgring based on an F430 Scuderia. Should of made that distinction in the report. Glickenhaus’ original road car is based on the Enzo though.

  (201) posted on 01.31.2011

You’d be right. The Ferrari P4/5 IS based on the Enzo, not on the F430. TopSpeed needs a little more fact checking and proofing in their news reports.

  (1333) posted on 12.7.2010

These scale models will be built by British manufacturer, Amalgam, and are distinguished by additional lights hidden behind the radiator grille and a large rear wing. The GT2 model will also get improved aerodynamics, clam shell fasteners, and a quick release fuel filler cap.

  (1211) posted on 12.6.2010

great looking sports car, I looks aggressive and dang so fast. for sure you don’t wanna mess up with this baby.

  (380) posted on 12.2.2010

that looks super neato, i want! it reminiscent of my imaginary vintage cartoon race car type ish thing that can fly too and race on the saturn’s rings

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