Ferrari Says No to Plans for Limited Production New Stratos

“Despite Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s excellent assessment of the New Stratos after his test drive at Fiorano, Ferrari does not consent to construction of the planned limited run by either Pininfarina or any other Ferrari-dependent suppliers.”

And with the above short statement, Ferrari announced to Michael Stoschek, the man behind the 21st century interpretation of the famous Lancia Stratos of the ‘70s, that it won’t let him use its chassis, engines nor allow any of its suppliers to participate in the build.

Therefore, if the company wants to build a limited run of the New Stratos, they won’t be able to use the 360 Modena, F430 or 458 Italia as donors, nor rely on Pininfarina to build the carbon fiber bodywork, as originally planned. As Stoschek himself put it, they’ll have to do so “only via companies that are not dependent on Ferrari”. Currently the only car in existence is based on a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

Come on, Ferrari, your boss said he was so impressed and now you get cold feet? What are you afraid of? Surely, your long waiting lists won’t be hurt by a limited run of 40 or perhaps even less examples of the New Stratos.

We hope some other company, preferably Italian in order to keep the character, will step in and help the New Stratos be built.

What do you say, Lamborghini; are you interested? You already have the hardware – the Gallardo and its V10 would make an excellent donor car. Wouldn’t you like to go against your arch-rival and earn the respect of car enthusiasts all over the world?

By Andreas


Mercedes-AMG C63 S Driver Runs Out Of Talent And Into A Tree

This W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 S crashed while leaving an event at a convention center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mazda Teases Interior Of Its First Production Electric Car

Mazda’s first-ever production EV will be a subcompact model packing the latest technologies and sustainable materials.

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N Is Already Getting A Facelift

The tweaked Hyundai i30 Fastback N will include revised headlights, taillights, and bumpers.

Faraday Future’s Troubled Founder Files For Bankruptcy In The U.S.

Jia Yueting needs to repay more than $3.6 billion to over 100 creditors following the collapse of LeEco.

2021 Genesis GV70 Compact Luxury SUV Shows Production Body For The First Time

The Genesis GV70 will go up against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the like.

Ford Recalls 2019 Rangers Over HVAC Fire Risk

This is the second recall to impact 2019 model year Ford Rangers in the U.S.

Musk Says Tesla Pickup Will Be Like A Futuristic “Armored Personnel Carrier”

The Tesla pickup truck is shaping up to be unlike any other truck on the market.

2021 Hyundai Tucson Drops Heavy Camo To Reveal Sporty Body

The all-new Hyundai Tucson will feature a more raked roofline and coupe-like window line.

Volkswagen Delays Final Decision On New Turkish Car Factory Over Syria Invasion

VW is postponing their decision as criticism grows over Turkey’s ongoing military operation in Syria.

2020 Ford Transit Custom Nugget Launched With New Engine, Onboard Wi-Fi Modem

The latest Ford camper van has gained an 182 HP variant of its 2.0-liter diesel engine and has just been launched in the UK, where it starts at £56,273.