New Stratos debuts at 2018 Geneva auto show

First unveiled in 2010, and in stunning Alitalia livery no less, the New Stratos brought one of the most iconic rally car designs into the modern era.

The project was the dream of Michael Stoschek, a German billionaire with a love of rally cars of the original Statos’ era. He commissioned Pininfarina to build it, which the Italian design house did using the shortened underpinnings of a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.

With Stoschek’s permission, Pininfarina was set to build a small run but Ferrari blocked it from happening. Now, eight years on, there’s a company willing to step in where Pininfarina left off.