The Lancia Stratos HF Group 4 rally car is the most iconic woods-whipper in history, so it's fitting der neue Stratos would eventually get painted in Alitalia livery. Why would you order a New Stratos any other way?
Seventeen world championships, 50+ Euro championships and four out of five Monte Carlo Rally wins between 1975 and 1979 makes the Stratos and its Alitalia paint the mother of all liveries.
The New Lancia Stratos—the one German businessman Michael Stoschek (pictured) commissioned Pininfarina to build—was unveiled officially to the press last month the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France. Scrutiny and hot laps were had by all, as Stoschek and Pininfarina teased that the New Stratos could be built in limited number if enough potential buyers showed an interest. Well? Go ahead and show interest, you potential buyers, you.
The Bertone-designed original emerged in 1970 as the Zero Concept Car, before Lancia popped in a Dino V6, built 400 production models for homologation and off the Stratos went on its merry winning and icon-building spree. It was also my first RC car. Nerd alert.