New Lancia Stratos becomes a part of history – Click above to watch the video

The new Ferrari F430 Scuderia-based Lancia Stratos has been the darling of the interwebs since it was first teased in 2009. Over the last two years, it's made it from a simple sketch to a very real, very fast, very rare tribute to a true motorsports legend.

To give the car the introduction it deserves, its builders have combined footage of the original Stratos tearing its way through Europe's rally passes with film of the new car doing its thing on a modern race track. The effect is a hoontastic history lesson and tribute to both cars.

Unfortunately for us, the video is entirely in German, but the footage is cool enough to bridge any language barrier. The full 13-minute video resides after the jump. Continue reading.



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      Claude Rains
      • 3 Years Ago
      Such a cool car.
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love that thing. Must... have... one... day.
      foci
      • 3 Years Ago
      even without knowing German the video is great.
      TLI
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those night-time driving shots are stupendous. Perhaps some auto-swiveling lights would be beneficial (in the spirit of a "modern" take on the original......).
      avatar-ds
      • 3 Years Ago
      It sure looks and sounds extremely cool, but beside the poseurish exterior it's still just a used Ferrari with some tune-up. The original Stratos was a very different car and earned its glory in the wild dirt of cross rally.
      ccweems
      • 3 Years Ago
      The new Stratos? The original had a wheelbase almost a foot shorter and the engine was transverse. This poser looks like the original but then the New Beetle looked sorta like the old one too, if you were drunk.
        QAZZY
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ccweems
        While the dimensions and detailing are a bit different, it's still a great car, with lightweight carbon fiber and what not.
      Moritz Aemisegger
      • 3 Years Ago
      For the first time in my life: Thank the lord that i live in Switzerland and understand German ;-)
        Yanis Guesmia
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Moritz Aemisegger
        Same here. Or maybe not. When Top Gear praised the road in Davos as one of the best rives in the world I was pretty proud as well. Gruess us Basel ;)
          PeterK
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Yanis Guesmia
          It's great to see how you guys talk about this German car show, even though it's a rather crappy one. Made me happy to be from Germany :)
        Fatoid
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Moritz Aemisegger
        Since you guys are from the region, can one of you enlighten us to why they had a German porn actor do the narration?
      Jeffrey Smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the Scuderia looks much better than this, I would never do it to my F430 is I had one.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        StegRacing@youtube
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are we not allowed to enjoy piston power Dan? And personally I think this car is brilliant, and a great 'tribute' to the original considering the necessary safety equipment and better dynamics they have been forced to pack in. I'm not saying electric won't be ridiculously widespread one day, but then again, it kinda was 110yrs ago too. In fact I love electric, just don't feel it is any more than 40% of what it should be, or where it should be at. With the amount of oil left in the ground and new fields being discovered all the time despite reports to the contrary, I don't see piston power (whether petroleum or hydrogen) being majorly replaced for another 100-odd years. Until an electric car resembling a real car can take me 600 - 1000 kays (sorry 400 - 600 miles) of loaded up driving across this big hot country being Australia, and can be fully charged again in less than 20mins, I will stick with my dinosaur fuelled 800-litre V1million for all things other than 'to church and back'.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      I prefere the 037 but....everything tells me itas a Stratos form the outside...but I miss the turbo and madness feeling...and at the end they kill the legend whit that "manettino" cr*ap
      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Want one in Misato Blue. I don't care if she drove a Renault!
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