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 |  Aug 10 2010, 5:22 PM

The recently spied Lancia Stratos is apparently heading for production, and not just a one-off creating intended for a wealthy collector. Car and Driver magazine reports that Jason Castriota, the man responsible for the Bertone Mantide and Ferrari 599, has penned the project. Castriota is now Saab’s new design chief, indicating that the Stratos was under development for some time prior to his departure.

Technical details are scarce, but expect something wild, as this will almost certainly be a halo car for the FIAT group as a whole, and not just the Lancia brand. Initial rumors that the Stratos is the private plaything of a wealthy customer were only half-true. While outside investment was courted to make the Stratos a reality, the car will be produced in limited numbers ala the Alfa Romeo 8C.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but if you haven’t already been invited to buy the car, you likely will never be able to.

[Source: Car and Driver]