We’ve been drooling over the new Lancia Stratos ever since we first laid eyes on it at the end of last year. Based on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the Stratos is one of those rare machines that childhood automotive dreams are made of. It’s small, mid-engine, light-weight and unbelievably nimble. It’s also a complete stunner from a visual perspective as well. The rebirth of the Lancia Stratos was conceived by German businessman Michael Stoschek along with Pininfarina. Originally the car was slated to be a one-off unit, but now with so much interest in the new Stratos we may just be seeing more of them. According to Carscoop.com there are at least 40 potential customers who have shown interest in the Stratos since its release to the public. However, both Stoschek and Pininfarina think that this number will drastically increase when reviews of the car surface in the coming months.
The original development cost of the new Lancia Stratos was said to be in the €3 million range (4 million U.S.), but the new company thinks they can produce them now for around $545,000 per car. That price includes the Ferrari F430 donor car as well as the full conversion. If you want one I’d get in line as quickly as possible as these babies are sure to be snapped up by collectors ASAP.