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
It doesn't take long to dial into it, though, and when you do, you can place the Stratos with fabulous accuracy. It's cold and breezy today at Le Castellet, and - while the track isn't exactly offering up maximum grip - it's dry enough for us to start pushing a bit harder. God, it's good. With a power-to-weight ratio of 427bhp-per-tonne, it feels like a caged animal on the loop we're on, but then you can hardly blame its owner for restricting our access a bit. For the record, it'll do 62mph in 3.3 seconds, 120mph in under 10, close to 190mph all-out. Fast hardly covers it.