Just 25 examples of the reborn Lancia Stratos will be built, Italy’s Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) has announced. That firm, which assembles the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003S, will be in charge of production. It’s uncertain what the new supercar will draw upon for power, but 550 bhp has been targeted, and three different versions of the car will be available: a road-going supercar, a “GT Racer”, and a “Safari” rally-style model.
The car was born from a 2010 “New Stratos” concept commissioned by German billionaire Michael Stoschek – Chairman of automotive supplier Brose. The concept was designed and built by Pininfarina, using the Ferrari F430‘s chassis, engine, and transmission. A small production run of 50 examples was planned, but Ferrari declined to permit Pininfarina to undertake the endeavor, leaving Stoschek to find a firm that didn’t care so much about Ferrari’s feelings.
The first Lancia Stratos-inspired MAT supercar will be delivered in April, shortly after its official unveiling at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. We can hardly contain our excitement.