Later, the website new-stratos.com revealed that the car had been commissioned by Michael Stoschek, an entrepreneur in the automotive supply industry and a collector and driver of historic racing cars.
Now we are able to publish a number of design sketches that document the development process of this special one-off.
These images were originally published by UK printed publication Auto Italia Magazine.
According to new-stratos.com, "The construction of the car has been underway since autumn 2008, at Pininfarina in Turin, Italy."
"[…] Work on the New Stratos began at Pininfarina under the designer Jason Castriota, until Castriota moved to Bertone. The current design of the body and interior is the work of Luca Borgogno."
|On the right: dimension comparison between the New Stratos and the Ferrari F430 on which it is based|
The New Stratos will be presented in November 2010, 40 years after its first appearance at the Turin Motor Show, to a small circle of motor sport journalists on the Paul Ricard Circuit.
The decision to develop and build a new Stratos was inspired by a meeting with Chris Hrabalek, with whom Michael Stoschek became acquainted at the 1986 World Stratos meeting organized in Alta Badia by Stoschek.
This was also the impetus behind Stoschek’s involvement in the Fenomenon Stratos project, presented at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, as well as his acquisition of the Stratos trademark rights.
|On the right: B-Proposal done by Bertone under the design direction of Jason Castriota (Source: Rosso Magazine)|
Stoschek himself specified that, "because the design of the Lancia Stratos was characterized by the contrast between round and rectilinear elements, I wanted to see that tension to be carried over into the New Stratos as well."
According to the information revealed by Italiaspeed, to create the new-generation Stratos at least three Italian design studios (including Bertone and Pininfarina) have developed their own proposals.
The design selected for furher development was the result of a group effort, and Jason Castriota‘s involvement in the project started when he was at Pininfarina.