Lancia Stratos at the Sachsenrallye in Germany - Click above to watch video after the jump

When we first got word that someone was taking the time to resurrect the legendary Lancia Stratos, our minds immediately leapt to visions of the lethal little wedge meticulously dissecting the meandering ribbons of a rally stage. Apparently, that was exactly what was on Michael Stoschek's mind when he had the newest Stratos interpretation commissioned.

Stoschek recently entered his reimagined Lancia in the 2011 Sachsenrallye in Zwickau, Germany, and spent the better part of the competition caning his creation around the course. What exactly does a 532-horsepower, Ferrari-sourced 4.3-liter V8 sound like when spun in anger? Like the wailing of the gods.

We dig the fact that Stoschek is putting his darling child to work in the best way possible. At, 2,750 pounds, the Stratos looks to be a rocket on all accounts, and watching the machine careen through public streets flips all the right switches. But we aren't easily satisfied. We won't have a canary-eating grin on our lips until we see this thing tearing it up on a gravel stage. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself.

Michael Stoschek und Dieter Hawranke, Sachsenrallye 2011 from New Stratos on Vimeo.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Charles Foong
      • 4 Years Ago
      needs more dirt? needs a manual transmission IMO
      • 4 Years Ago
      That sounds magnificent.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So sweet it want one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man that looks like fun!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe he has problems seeing past his big GRIN !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does he short-shift? I wish that engine would be stretched to its fullest. I guess he's (the driver) still getting the hang of it. Still, a beautiful thing to watch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ... and his line through the hairpins is all wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please tell me why people like this car... It looks like it was designed in the 80's, as fugly as they come.
        Dennis Baskov
        • 4 Years Ago
        Everyone have different tastes. Also if you think people like this car because of the looks then you my friend know nothing about cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unlike this car, gorgeous as it is, a true Stratos remake would be built from the ground up for dirt tracks.
      Paulo Mabira
      • 4 Years Ago
      +1 for the Gallardo.