• Aug 23, 2011
If you miss the classic wedge shape of the Lancia Stratos, there are a few things you can do about it. You could buy yourself a vintage example, which will set you back a pretty penny. Or you could have Pininfarina build you one based on a Ferrari F430, and run the risk of legal action from Maranello. Or you could buy a KTM X-Bow and bring it to the creative folks at Montenergy.

The Italian carrozzeria has developed a body kit for the Dallara-built carbon-fiber chassis called the Stratosferica that gives it the look of the Stratos with the handling of the Austrian motorbike company's four-wheeled track monster. The conversion will set you back 12,000 euros (around $17,300 USD), but a simpler canopy addition called the Monte Carlo is also available and will take you most of the way there for less cash.

An engine upgrade is also available to boost the Audi-sourced TFSI four from 237 horsepower up to 310, which just sweetens the deal to a downright mouthwatering degree. Check it out in our galleries, or watch the pair of rudimentary video clips after the jump.











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      BipDBo
      • 3 Years Ago
      For some reason, it reminds me of this: http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2010/07/totalrecalltaxi_01_700.jpg And this was my reaction: http://www.badmovienite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/rubber-arnold-300x163.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
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      sumfoo1
      • 3 Years Ago
      i wish they were street legal here. I'd own one in 2.2 seconds....
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks oddly disproportionate with a roof on it. I've never been a fan of the X-Bow - even if it ends up being 1/5th the price of the Lancia, it's still too expensive.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know it's probably not going to happen, but I'd love to see this thing tackle a rally stage since the reborn Stratos certainly won't.
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      The point of owning a Stratos for me is the looks of it and the noise of it. This suck in both! The best cheap option is this: http://www.topgear.com/uk/video-search?Phrase=lancia&Urn=brand-new-clip-diy-lancia-stratos Looks great! Sounds great! And it is much cheaper! And it has a character like a real Italian.
      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...cof cof LANCIA COPY ...cof cof XD XD XD
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @_M7_
        *cough*didn't read the title*cough* *cough*can't spell for sh*t*cough*
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      That looks good
      Rudukai13
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rally it. Note for the editor: Really? The best videos you could find were these poorly put together fan made ones? Come one now Autoblog, you're better than that.
      Sebastián Peñuela
      • 3 Years Ago
      Idea: 1- Get KTM X-Bow. 2- Take it to Pininfarina 3- ¿¿?? 4- Profit in the shape of a new Stratos
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sebastián Peñuela
        1. Steal underpants 2. ?? 3. Profit.
      Hatzenbach
      • 3 Years Ago
      don't know if it makes sense to compare that thing to a stratos, the looks might be similar, but it's more like an Elise on roids
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