The one thing that made the Stratos so outstanding was the way it looked. It was compact, yet styled to look like something out of a ten year old's sketch book. It was mad, stylish and mesmerizingly pretty. This one however, looks a little odd. It doesn't have the charm of the original even though the basic shape is rather similar. The good thing though, is that both the original and the new Stratos share a Ferrari engine. The new one gets it power from a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and its chassis is from the Ferrari as well, but shortened to fit the small wheelbase of the Stratos.
The sad thing is that because this project was started by that wealthy man, you won't be seeing it in mass production. Anyway, we will never get to see one, but for the rest of the world, there is still some hope as the car was seen at Fiat's test track near Milan which suggests Fiat's involvement in the production of the car and they may release limited edition models just like the 8C.