The Lancia Stratos fully shows itself – Click above for a high-res image gallery
New Stratos – Click above for high-res image gallery
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The story of the coachbuilt Lancia Stratos gets more curious by the day. Although it appeared that the homage was a Pininfarina-designed one-off for a wealthy and anonymous European, Car & Driver has done some snooping of its own and reports that it wasn't exactly designed by Pininfarina and it won't exactly be a one-off.
Turns out Italiaspeed had it right: the remade Lancia Stratos spotted on a Fiat test track in Milan is a coachbuilt one-off for a European client, and has nothing to do with Fenomenon. As the story goes, a certain unnamed industrialist asked Pininfarina – not Bertone, the Stratos' original designer – to pen a body with a traditional front end true to the icon.
Mystery Lancia Stratos revival – Click above for image gallery