Short, back and slides: the New Stratos
Jeremy recently called it one of the greatest cars ever made. And now it’s back. Be afraid
Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Its heartbeat is supplied by the Scuderia's magnificent 4.3-litre V8, and lightning-fast F1-style transmission. Thanks to a new ECU and a bespoke titanium exhaust system, power output rises from 503bhp to 532bhp. At 1,247kg, the Stratos is reckoned to undercut the 430 Scuderia by 80kg, but in actual fact it might be closer to 150kg lighter. Although the suspension's architecture is the same, there are new bushes, stiffer springs and revised damper rates. Stopping power is provided by race-spec Brembos, with 398mm ceramic discs and six-piston calipers at the front, 350mm discs grabbed by four pots at the rear. The car wears Dunlop Sport Maxx rubber, 265/30/19s at the front, seriously chunky 315/30/19s at the back.