Geneva-Bound New Stratos Pairs 430 Scuderia V8 With Manual Gearbox

Manifattura Automobili Torino will unveil the production version of its New Stratos at March’s Geneva Motor Show, complete with a manual transmission.

MAT premiered the New Stratos 12 months ago, revealing that it had the powertrain of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Those familiar with the hardcore version of the F430 will know that it was never offered with a manual, making the New Stratos even more exciting. It remains unclear if the manual ‘box has been developed in-house by MAT or if it comes from an outside supplier – but in any case, it does sound like a good combination.

The company plans on building just 25 examples of the modern-day Stratos, and at Geneva will show off the first two production units. The first is going to Germany and the second in the United States, and they are both ready for delivery after the show ends.

“Geneva has always been the place representing the heart and spirit of the automotive industry; to attend as MAT for the second year in a row is a statement of our determination and will to carry on with this adventure and a recognition of the quality of our products,” chief executive Paolo Garella said.

“To be able to present our production models of the New Stratos is something special: we are confident of the quality that we have achieved, and we are proud to show it to the world from this stage.”

As the New Stratos is based on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, its screaming 4.3-liter V8 produces 540 hp and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque. To buy the car, customers are required to either source a 430 Scuderia (or a regular F430), or let MAT source one for them. The company then requires 500,000 euros ($564,000) to complete the conversion.

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  • At least there will be something Lancia related in Geneva. Would prefer if this was their car

    • Mark Hawthorne

      They are never coming back. Sadly. Since the launch of the first Delta it has been a slow, steady death and now it’s gone. Let’s just rejoice in what they did at their height rather than lament that horrors they produced at the end or would produce in the future

      • Lol I am bitter and twisted about it, but I’ll do my best to take your advice and let it go 🙂

  • Momogg

    It looks very good!

  • Infinite1

    I’m not a fan of it

  • KAG25

    do they shorten the 430 to make this, I hope not.

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