Just because Ferrari nixed the New Stratos doesn't mean the existing high-performance wedge can't have a little fun on its own. This past March, the F430-based tribute to the rallying great led a littany of classics as the pace car for the Rally Isla Mallorca. The 2012 race marked the one-year anniversary of its debut at the event.

The vintage race consisted of 14 stages, totaling 280 miles, and the New Stratos led the way every time. The number zero affixed to the side marked the New Stratos as the pace vehicle, and signaled the impending classics fast approaching behind it.

The modern interpretation of the classic Italian racer was piloted by the Brose team, which consisted of Michael Stoschek and Dieter Hawkranke. Each evening, when racing ceased, the Stratos, as well as the vintage racing entrants, would take go on display in the yachting community of Portals Nous. However, those who ventured into the mountainous terrain on which the rally was held benefitted from seeing the New Stratos in action. You can see it in action, as well as the classic racers, by watching on the video below.




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      Evan Hayden
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope to see the Stratos come back in some form some day. The old one is my favorite car design, and it would be great to be able to buy something modern with that wedge design.
      cynicalrick
      • 3 Years Ago
      I loooove that car!
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shame this car will never see production.
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing is more silent or deadly than a sibling rivalry... Shame for not building this car. Hexes and curses for not building it because you don't want the Ferrari up-staged.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      With the current abundance of AWD rally cars, it's nice to see some RWD rally cars here and there
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is a video from last year.... nice find autoblog :)
      Vincent Lynch
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know you badmouthed me to the execs at Ferrari, put the kibosh on my deal. Now Im gonna put the kibosh on you!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you're not going to built it, STFU with it already. It only pisses people off even more.
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      These days I think of a 1966 Mustang as a small car, but look how much small the Ford RS200 is. Microcar!
      Shahul X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rwd rally cars are more fun... And isn't that why we like cars? Lol... Honestly I love the stratos.. That is a awesome looking car
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cooooool))
      Alfredo Marín
      • 3 Years Ago
      And was the final result...... Crashed http://www.forocompeticion.com/galeria/data/500/medium/Dibujo26.jpg
        themanwithsauce
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alfredo Marín
        Maybe it wouldn't have crashed if there weren't a dozen logos blocking his view. Seriously, I can't see any damage because of all the logos. It looks like it went a bit wide and hit a small rodent or something.
          Alfredo Marín
          • 3 Years Ago
          @themanwithsauce
          Its the only image on internet. It crashed, believe it if you want. 30.000€ of repair on pininfarina workshop.
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