Thursday, 6 January 2011

Fenomenon Stratos

Everyone's talking about the Stoschek Stratos - the Ferrari F430-based one-off that's supposedly as dynamically exciting as it is visually stirring. And it's been around for a little longer than you might think; in 2005, Christian Hrabalek's Fenomenon Stratos was showcased at the Geneva Auto Salon. With an aluminium composite chassis and carbon-fibre bodywork, the 419bhp F360 CS V8-powered car was supposed to enter production in 2006/07, but it was sadly not to be. However, Michael Stoschek saw the potential of the prototype and commissioned Pininfarina to make the thing work in 2008. The fully-developed Nuova Stratos was delivered in 2010, and the rest is history.

These images show the 2005 Fenomenon in its earliest incarnation:

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