Cars Coming Soon->New Lancia Stratos, Lotus Evora and SSC Teases What’s Next

New Lancia Stratos

New Lancia Stratos

Whether you can afford a supercar or not, you can’t deny the pull of a sexy high-end performance machine.

If you’re like me, that’s especially true for newly announced supercars, revived cars from the past, or new versions of current classics. No, I won’t be buying one to parade around my city trolling for girls, but that’s not going to stop me from dreaming about it.

Keep reading to learn about some of the latest supercars on the way, and then formulate your own dreams about what you’d do with them!

If you’ve visited sports-car maker Lotus’s website lately, you’ve noticed a clock counting down the seconds to the Paris Motor Show. Obviously something big must be coming, right? We’ve mentioned recently Lotus’ plans to move upmarket, and this could be the beginning of that shift. According to Car & Driver, Lotus plans to show two new Evora models in Paris, an automatic-transmission version called the Evora Auto and a sportier Evora S supercharged model.

I don’t think the words “sportier turbocharged model” have ever led to regret! Let’s hope Lotus keeps the streak alive.

On a slightly more exclusive note, the infamous Lancia Stratos enjoys a cult-like following, with only 492 copies of the Italian supercar ever produced. If rumors are to be believed, that number is about to increase by 25.

Why would a 1970s-era supercar suddenly see a revival today? Simple. A rich guy wanted one. According to Evo, that rich guy is Michael Stoschek, who commissioned Pininfarina to build a one-off modern vehicle based on his favorite car of all time, the Stratos of course, using a shortened Ferrari 430 Scuderia chassis. Pretty good place to start, if you ask me!

Evidently the project has gone well enough that the company may increase production to 25 copies, each powered by the 430 Scuderia’s 4.3-litre, 503-hp V8 engine.

There’s no solid word on when the car will be available or how much it’ll cost, but bet on at least a few hundred thousand dollars!

SSCComing back to America, we have word that Shelby Supercars is hard at work on its newest masterpiece, a car it hopes will take down the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s newly acquired speed record. According to Motor Trend, SSC showed the car to prospective customers at last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, but has provided the public with only the teaser image shown here.

Motor Trend’s report says only 12 copies of the latest SSC will be produced, each priced somewhere in the neighborhood of $900,000. The car will debut sometime next month.

When compared to Bugatti, I honestly think SSC builds the more impressive car when it comes to speed. It uses half the cylinders to make more horsepower and should be able to take back the speed record. What do you think?

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