Into the Stratos-phere!

It is no secret that we are pretty big fans of Italian cars.....

We love their flair, passion, styling, temperament and the way they make you feel when you take them for a spine tingling blast down a B road.

So imagine the excitement when Stratos, a name synonymous with motor racing in the 70s and 80s, was confirmed as making a comeback.

Now. There is a caveat.

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The new Stratos will be limited to just 25......yes.....twenty five......venticinque. Manifattura Automobili Torino, the Italian coach builders headed up by ex-Pininfarina engineer, Paolo Garella, will be responsible for getting these beautiful creations on the road.

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When you hear the name "Stratos" it conjures up such emotion and imagery that the fact it is coming back at all is a true joy. The new version will share similarities with the original; it will be mid-engine, have a lightweight plastic body, have an adjustable chassis and be super driver focused. 

There is a strong chance it will be outlandishly expensive and lets be honest, all 25 are probably sold already but, and there is a but, there is a line in the press release that mentions they will build more if there is a demand. The glimmer of hope remains that some of us at least will get our hands on this homage to a true Italian thoroughbred.

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Welcome back Stratos.....you've been missed....