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Friday, March 4, 2011

Exclusive first drive in new Stratos supercar

A brilliant montage of the original Lancia Stratos in the heat of competition battle is playing on a big screen, backed by some great period rock tunes. One of the most successful rally cars of the 1970s, the Stratos is one of those cars that exerts a magical hold over the people who lived through its imperial period, and for many beyond that too. Just 492 were made, and it was conceived purely as a pretty terrifying competition weapon. It is, to use an over-used word, a legend.

Now it's back. To the strains of Rolling Stones classic 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', it's obvious that for German businessman and Stratos enthusiast Michael Stoschek, sometimes you can get exactly what you want. Read the whole article here ---> Top Gear

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